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By Philip Jose Farmer

Resurrected at the lush, mysterious banks of Riverworld, besides the remainder of humanity, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) has a dream: to construct a riverboat that may rival the main great paddle-wheelers ever navigated at the strong Mississippi. Then, to guide it up the never-ending waterway that dominates his new domestic planet--and eventually notice its hidden source.

But sooner than he can perform his plan, he first needs to adopt a deadly voyage to unearth a fallen meteor. This venture will require remarkable an uneasy alliance with the bloodthirsty Viking Erik Bloodaxe, treacherous King John of britain, mythical French swordsman Cyrano de Bergerac, Greek adventurer Odysseus, and the notorious Nazi Hermann Göring. concerned about the aim of storming the ominous stone tower on the mouth of the river, the place the omnipotent overseers of Riverworld--and their secrets--lie in wait . . .

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