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To Your Scattered Bodies Go (Riverworld, #1) To Your Scattered Bodies Go Is The Hugo Award Winning Beginning To The Story Of Riverworld, Philip Jos Farmer S Unequaled Tale About Life After Death When Famous Adventurer Sir Richard Francis Burton Dies, The Last Thing He Expects To Do Is Awaken Naked On A Foreign Planet Along The Shores Of A Seemingly Endless River But That S Where Burton And Billions Of Other Humans Plus A Few Nonhumans Find Themselves As The Epic Riverworld Saga Begins It Seems That All Of Earthly Humanity Has Been Resurrected On The Planet, Each With An Indestructible Container That Provides Three Meals A Day, Cigarettes, Alcoholic Beverages, A Lighter, And The Odd Tube Of Lipstick But Why And By WhomThat S What Burton And A Handful Of Fellow Adventurers Are Determined To Discover As They Construct A Boat And Set Out In Search Of The River S Source, Thought To Be Millions Of Miles Away Although There Are Many Hardships During The Journey Including An Encounter With The Infamous Hermann Goring Burton S Resolve To Complete His Quest Is Strengthened By A Visit From The Mysterious Stranger, A Being Who Claims To Be A Renegade Within The Very Group That Created The Riverworld The Stranger Tells Burton That He Must Make It To The River S Headwaters, Along With A Dozen Others The Stranger Has Selected, To Help Stop An Evil Experiment At The End Of Which Humanity Will Simply Be Allowed To DieCraig E Engler For me, the appeal of Speculative Fiction is the breadth and depth of its scope An author is free to explore the most difficult questions and imagine worlds vastly different from anything we have ever experienced Though all literature is concerned with what it means to be human, few outside of Sci Fi go to such lengths to ask what it means to be capable of thought and self knowledgeHowever, there A very Kilgore Troutish book Farmer comes up with a phenomenal idea a world where every human being who s ever lived has been resurrected, to spend the rest of eternity coming to terms with each other along the banks of a gigantic river Unfortunately, after a few chapters it becomes clear that the author has no real plan about where to go with his concept I remember some reviewer expressing similar disappointment with The Matrix It starts with a metaphysical revelation, and ends with a sh A very Kilgore Troutish book Farmer comes up with a phenomenal idea a world where every human being who s ever lived has been resurrected, to spend the rest of eternity coming to terms with each other along the banks of a gigantic river Unfortunately, after a few chapters it becomes clear that the author has no real plan about where to go with his con Let s say you died in 2005 You wake up on a beach I am simplifying here for those of that have not read this the book does not start off on a beach , next to a river that is endless You have no recollection of this place You know this can t be possible because next to you are a man dressed in 16th century attire and a bit further down from him is what looks like a Neanderthal But, hey, you re in a Philip Jose Farmer novel, so anything s possible I love the concept that when we die regardl Let s say you died in 2005 You wake up on a beach I am simplifying here for those of that have not read this the book does not start off on a beach , next to a river that is endless You have no recollection of this place You know this can t be possible because next to you are a man dressed in 16th century attire and a bit further down from him is what looks like a Neanderthal But, hey, you re in a Philip Jose Farmer novel, so anything s possible I love the concept that when we die regardless of what time period we died in we are all sent to a world with a massive river cutting it in half and are dependant upon mystical orbs to get food and other necessities.But what really works for me is the realization Farmer had that in some way man will still try to develop a power structure Add the fact that war and politics and everything associated with the two are still present and you get Philip Jose Farmer s strangely Hugo winning novel To Your Scattered Bodies Go is mostly notable in that it serves as a perfect example of how exactly not to write a science fiction novel The only thing I can think of is that all of the Hugo voters the year of its winning decided they were going to be ironic and vote for the worst sci fi book released that year, as some kind of post dada critique on the awards process.Farmer starts with a great idea everyone who dies wakes up on a mysterious Philip Jose Farmer s strangely Hugo winning novel To Your Scattered Bodies Go is mostly notable in that it serves as a perfect example of how exactly not to write a science fiction novel The only thing I can think of is that all of the Hugo voters the year of its winning decided they were going to be ironic and vote for the worst sci fi book released that year, as some kind of post dada critique on the awards process.Farmer starts with a great idea everyone who dies wakes up on a mysterious world where food is provided, everyone is naked, and there is a big river Through this, Farmer is able to toy around with all sorts of interesting characters that have died Unfortunately he doesn t toy around with all sorts of interesting characters he toys around with all sorts of boring ones The characters are overwhelmingly stale and one dimensional Even if you have never heard of the characters, from one sentence of back story you could creat Revisit 2015 is via audio file 07 42 33Description To Your Scattered Bodies Go is the Hugo Award winning beginning to the story of Riverworld, Philip Jos Farmer s unequaled tale about life after death When famous adventurer Sir Richard Francis Burton dies, the last thing he expects to do is awaken naked on a foreign planet along the shores of a seemingly endless river But that s where Burton and billions of other humans plus a few nonhumans find themselves as the epic Riverworld saga begin Revisit 2015 is via audio file 07 42 33Description To Your Scattered Bodies Go is the Hugo Award winning beginning to the story of Riverworld, Philip Jos Farmer s unequaled tale about life after death When famous adventurer Sir Richard Francis Burton dies, the last thing he expects to do is awaken naked on a foreign planet along the shores of a seemingly endless river But that s where Burton and billions of other humans plus a few nonhumans find themselves as the epic Riverworld saga begins It seems that all of Earthly humanity has been resurrected on the planet, each with an indestructible container that provides three meals a day, cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, a lighter, and the odd tube of lipstick But why And by whom That s what Burton and a handful of fellow adventurers are determined to discover as they construct a boat and set out in search of the river s source, thought to be millions of miles away Alth I can t even continue with this book The premise is moderately interesting, but the sexism is just too much Prudes and whores and nags and every fucking stereotype of woman you can think of, but god forbid there be ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.After he died, the famous 19th century explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton wasn t surprised to find that what the Christian priests had taught about the Resurrection wasn t true But he was totally bewildered by what actually happened He woke up young, hairless, naked, and turning in midair as if on a spit in the middle of 37 billion other young, hairless, naked and rotating humans Soon after waking, the bodies all the people over the age of five who ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.After he died, the famous 19th century explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton wasn t surprised to find that what the Christian priests had taught about the Resurrection wasn t true But he was totally bewildered by what actually happened He woke up young, hairless, naked, and turning in midair as if on a spit in the middle of 37 billion other young, hairless, naked and rotating humans Soon after waking, the bodies all the people over the age of five who had ever liv It s 1972 and the Hugos just named this one best novel, and why Because it s actually 2016 and this novel has just been optioned by both HBO AND Showtime for an ongoing series noted mostly for it s all nude cast, all the time, celebrities and historical personages all coming back to their most perfect forms, and, of course, senseless war and violence When they re not expounding on philosophy, of course, because philosophy and religion always leads to a cave man s club and a bunch of grabbing o It s 1972 and the Hugos just named this one best novel, and why Because it s actually 2016 and this novel has just been optioned by both HBO AND Showtime for an ongoing series noted mostly for it s all nude cast, all the time, celebrities and historical personages all coming back to their most perfect forms, and, of course, senseless war and violence When they re not expounding on philosophy, of course, because philosophy and religion always leads to a cave man s club and a bunch of grabbing of blond hair Don t get me wrong I m actually having a great time with this book I can ignore the constant nudity, because, after all, the main characters are Sir Richard Francis Burton and Hermann Goering What I m most fascinated by is the deeper questions Like Why Come on, SF, you know you want to ask it Why are we having the tale of the bodily resurrection in an ostensibly heaven like world complete with Holy Grails for every single person who had ever lived And why does chew Usually, the Hugo Awards are a good recommendation for entertaining literature.Not in this case I really don t understand how this book could have been given an award of any kind Were there NO other sf novels published in 1971 Farmer uses historical figures as his characters as an excuse to not bother writing any characterization of any kind Every character in the novel is completely tw


About the Author: Philip José Farmer

Philip Jos Farmer was an American author, principally known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, but spent much of his life in Peoria, Illinois.Farmer is best known for his Riverworld series and the earlier World of Tiers series He is noted for his use of sexual and religious themes in his work, his fascination for and reworking of th Philip Jos Farmer was an American author, principally known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, but spent much of his life in Peoria, Illinois.Farmer is best known for his Riverworld series and the earlier World of Tiers series He is noted for his use of sexual and religious themes in his work, his fascination for and reworking of the lore of legendary pulp heroes, and occasional tongue in cheek pseudonymous works written as if by fictional characters


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