By Philip José Farmer
Thirty billion humans from all through Earth’s heritage were resurrected alongside the nice and winding waterways of Riverworld. such a lot started existence anew—accepting with out query the sustenance supplied by means of their mysterious benefactors. yet a rebellious handful, together with Mark Twain, Richard Burton, and Peter Jairus Frigate, burned to confront the unseen masters who managed their fate—and those few introduced an invasion that would eventually yield the mind-boggling fact. the tale was once chronicled in 4 past volumes, and is now concluded in Gods of Riverworld.
Riverworld’s all-powerful leaders needs to ultimately be faced, and the renegades of Riverworld—led by means of the intrepid Sir Richard Francis Burton—will keep watch over the glorious mechanism that ideas them. however the such a lot outstanding problem lies forward. For within the substantial corridors and mystery rooms of the tower stronghold, an unknown enemy watches and waits to usurp the usurpers....
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She seemed to want to handle it. " With a groan of relief Helen put the case down. " "Fuel-cell generator. Some of the gadgets I'm going to use need some pretty high-power juice, and I knew this dig wasn't exactly going to have electric outlets handy. " Helen indicated a tarp and field tent nearby. "We set one up for you near the site. " "Certainly. I'm no paleontologist. " Helen caught a faint glint of color from behind the mirrored glasses as he entered the darker area of the tent. J. must be using a VRD or projective display on or from his glasses.
The three skeletons, near as I can tell, are in a rough semicircle. They do not appear to have been fighting each other. In fact, it looks to me as though at least one, possibly two, of them were trying to leave the area. And I don't see any clear indication of what killed them, unless it's those odd holes. But then, what made those holes? Those pebbles, are they cysts? I doubt it. Perhaps they were, as suggested, part of an infection— perhaps one that had some kind of psychological effects, as a number of parasites do, and could have caused erratic behavior .
She was Indian in her ancestry, on her mother's side. Her good-looking but intense face, black hair, black eyes and dusky complexion sometimes reminded Helen of a cartoon version of a Foreign Spy. Natasha, with a rural Montana accent. To make the absurdity perfect, Jackie was a graduate student in engineering—and shared with Joe a fascination with space exploration. Her looks and liking for dramatic gestures aside, the young woman was about as down-home American as anyone could get. Despite her intentions to become an astronaut, Jackie shared Joe's longstanding side interest in paleontology.