Author(s): Philip Jose Farmer
"Charts a territory somewhere between "Gulliver's Travels" and "The Lord of the Rings."""--Time ""To Your Scattered Bodies Go" and "The Fabulous Riverboat"Combined for the first time in one volume! Imagine that every human who ever lived, from the earliest Neanderthals to the present, is resurrected after death on the banks of an astonishing and seemingly endless river on an unknown world. They are miraculously provided with food, but with not a clue to the possible meaning of this strange afterlife. And so billions of people from history, and before, must start living again. Some set sail on the great river questing for the meaning of their resurrection, and to find and confront their mysterious benefactors. On this long journey, we meet Sir Richard Francis Burton, Mark Twain, Odysseus, Cyrano de Bergerac, and many others, most of whom embark upon searches of their own in this huge afterlife.
Philip Jose Farmer was one of the great SF writers of the 20th Century. He lived in Peoria, Illinois.