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Gods of Riverworld
Genre Science Fiction
Type Novel
Series
Riverworld #5
Nominated for the Locus Award (1984 - Best SF Novel: 16th).
Also published as an Audio Book (2010) and as an eBook (in 2011 and in 2012).
DEDICATION: "For those who won't knuckle under."
COVER TEXT:
Thirty-five billion people from throughout Earth's history were resurrected along the great winding waterways of Riverworld. Most began life anew – accepting without question the sustenance provided by their mysterious benefactors. But a rebellious handful burned to confront the unseen masters who controlled their fate – and these few launched an invasion that would ultimately yield the mind-boggling truth.
Riverworld's omnipotent leaders would be confronted, and the renegades of Riverworld - led by the intrepid Sir Richard Francis Burton - would control the fantastic mechanism that once ruled them. But the most awesome challenge lies ahead. For in the vast corridors and secret rooms of the tower stronghold, an unknown enemy watches and waits to usurp the usurpers...
(Ballantine/Del Rey)
 
PUBLICATION HISTORY
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55 Publications

US

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FIRST PUBLICATION
Huntington Woods, MI: Phantasia Press
-
ISBN 0-932096-24-7
hardcover (23,5×15,5cm)
08/1983
279
$ 50.00
Kevin Eugene Johnson
Limited edition of six hundred and fifty copies in a slipcase, signed and numbered by Philip José Farmer. There are also twenty-six lettered presentation copies, which were not for sale. Beige cloth boards, with gilt lettering on the spine and the front. The slipcase is also with beige cloth. With an Author's Preface and Afterword.


Kevin E. Johnson
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New York, NY: Putnam (G.P. Putnam's Sons)
-
ISBN 0-399-12843-3
hardcover (23,5×15,5cm)
09/1983
not dated [= -/1983] (2nd)
not dated [= -/1983] (3rd)
331
$ 14.95
Don Ivan Punchatz
Purple paper boards and dark blue cloth spine, with silver lettering on the spine. Later printings stated as such ('Second Impression' and 'Third Impression') on the copyright page. With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Don Ivan Punchatz
Publisher
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Notes
New York, NY: Putnam / BCE
Book Club Edition, SFBC #3658
no ISBN
hardcover (21,5×14,5cm)
not dated [= 12/1983; date code N49]
278
$ 3.98
Don Ivan Punchatz
Brown-red paper boards and dark blue leatherette spine, with brown-red lettering on the spine. The date code N49 has been printed on page 277. With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Don Ivan Punchatz
Publisher
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New York, NY: Berkley Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-07448-X
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
01/1985
331
$ 3.50
not credited [= Don Ivan Punchatz]
With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Don Ivan Punchatz
Publisher
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Notes
New York, NY: Berkley Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-09170-8
paperback (17,6×10,5cm)
03/1986 (2nd)
331
$ 3.50
not credited [= Don Ivan Punchatz]
With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Don Ivan Punchatz
Publisher
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Bookno.
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Date
Pages
Price
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Notes
New York, NY: Ace Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-441-29526-6
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
08/1987
331
$ 3.50
not credited [= Don Ivan Punchatz]
With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Don Ivan Punchatz
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New York, NY: Ballantine / Del Rey Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-345-41971-5
trade paperback (20,5×13cm)
08/1998 (1st)
not dated [= unknown] (2nd)
322
$ 12.95
John Stevens
The changed title The Gods of Riverworld is only printed on the cover and spine of the book. With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

John Stevens
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New York, NY: Ballantine / Del Rey Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-345-41971-5
trade paperback (20,5×13cm)
not dated [= -/2002] (3rd)
not dated [= unknown] (4th)
322
$ 13.95
John Stevens
The changed title The Gods of Riverworld is only printed on the cover and spine of the book. With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

John Stevens
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New York, NY: Random House / Del Rey Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-345-41971-5
trade paperback (20,5×13cm)
not dated [= -/2007] (5th)
not dated [= unknown] (6th)
322
$ 13.95
John Stevens
The changed title The Gods of Riverworld is only printed on the cover and spine of the book. With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

John Stevens
Publisher
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Bookno.
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Date
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Price
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Notes
New York, NY: Tor Books
-
ISBN 978-0-7653-2656-0
trade paperback (21×14cm)
02/2011
352
$ 15.99
(movie still)
With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

-
UK
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Date
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Notes
London: Granada / Panther Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-06232-7
paperback (17,5×11cm)
11/1984
367
£ 1.95
Richard Clifton-Dey
With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Richard Clifton-Dey
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
London: Granada / Panther Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-06232-7
paperback (17,5×11cm)
-/1985 (2nd)
367
£ 1.95
Richard Clifton-Dey
With an Author's Preface and Afterword. This printing is also included in the boxed set of Riverworld books in 1985.

Richard Clifton-Dey
Publisher
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Date
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Notes
London: Grafton Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-06232-7
paperback (17,5×11cm)
-/1986 (3rd)
367
£ 2.50
Richard Clifton-Dey
With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Richard Clifton-Dey
Publisher
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Bookno.
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Cover art
Notes
London: Grafton Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-06232-7
paperback (17,5×11cm)
-/1987 (4th)
11/1988 (5th)
367
£ 2.95
Richard Clifton-Dey
With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Richard Clifton-Dey
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Cover art
Notes
London: Grafton Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-06232-7
paperback (17,5×11cm)
-/1990 (6th)
367
£ 3.50
Richard Clifton-Dey
With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Richard Clifton-Dey
CZECH REPUBLIC
Title
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Series+no.
Bookno.
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Date
Pages
Price
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Notes
Czech: Bohové světa řeky
Prague: Triton Books / Trifid
-
ISBN 80-7254-481-0
paperback (16,5×11cm)
03/2004
379
Kč 199,00
Jan Pavlík
Martin Zhouf
With an Author's Preface and Afterword. Also with an article, "Farmer, Philip José", by Martin Šust.

Martin Zhouf
FRANCE
Title
Publisher
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Date
Pages
Price
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Notes
French: Les dieux du fleuve
Paris: Robert Laffont
Ailleurs et Demain
ISBN 2-221-04247-6
trade paperback (21,5×13,5cm)
10/1984
433
FF 86
Charles Canet
-
The cover is with silver foil. Includes also the novella "Riverworld". With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

-
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Series+no.
Bookno.
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Date
Pages
Price
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French: Les dieux du fleuve
Paris: J'ai Lu
Science-fiction, No.2536
ISBN 2-277-22536-3
paperback (16,5×11cm)
01/1989
541
-
Charles Canet
Donald Grant
Includes also the novella "Riverworld". With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Donald Grant
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Price
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Notes
French: Les dieux du fleuve
Paris: Le Livre de Poche
Science-Fiction No. 7159
ISBN 2-253-06483-1
paperback (16,5×11cm)
09/1993
03/1995
541
-
Charles Canet
Manchu
Includes also the novella "Riverworld". With an Author's Preface and Afterword. Inside both books it wrongly printed ISBN 3-253-06395-9, which is the ISBN of Le labyrinthe magique.

Manchu
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
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Notes
French: Les dieux du fleuve
Paris: Le Livre de Poche
Science-Fiction No. 7159
ISBN 2-253-06483-1
paperback (18×11cm)
05/1999
477
-
Charles Canet
Manchu
Includes also the novella "Riverworld". With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Manchu
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
French: Les dieux du fleuve
Paris: Le Livre de Poche
Science-Fiction No. 7159
ISBN 2-253-06483-1
paperback (18×11cm)
04/2003
477
€ 6,10
Charles Canet
Manchu
Includes also the novella "Riverworld". With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Manchu
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
French: Les dieux du fleuve
in Le Cycle du Fleuve (2)
Paris: Robert Laffont
Ailleurs & Demain: La Bibliothèque
ISBN 2-221-10077-8
trade paperback (20×13cm)
11/2003
885
€ 25,00
Charles Canet
Jurgen Ziewe
With an Author's Preface and Afterword. Omnibus, together with The Magic Labyrinth plus the stories: "Crossing the Dark River", "Up the Bright River", "Coda", "Riverworld", "A Hole in Hell" and "Riverworld War".

Jurgen Ziewe
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
French: Les dieux du fleuve
Paris: Le Livre de Poche
Science-Fiction No. 7159
ISBN 978-2-253-06483-1
paperback (18×11cm)
06/2006 (5th)
477
€ 6,95
Charles Canet
Manchu
Includes also the novella "Riverworld". With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Manchu
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
French: Les dieux du fleuve
Paris: Le Livre de Poche
Science-Fiction No. 7159
ISBN 978-2-253-06483-1
paperback (18×11cm)
05/2010 (6th)
477
€ 6,95
Charles Canet
Manchu
Includes also the novella "Riverworld". With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Manchu
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
French: Les dieux du fleuve
Paris: Le Livre de Poche
Science-Fiction No. 7159
ISBN 978-2-253-06483-1
paperback (18×11cm)
03/2014 (7th)
477
€ 7,10
Charles Canet
Manchu
Includes also the novella "Riverworld". With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Manchu
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Contents



Notes
French: Les dieux du fleuve
in Le monde du fleuve (Intégrale)
Saint-Laurent d'Oingt: Mnémos
-
ISBN 978-2-35408-341-0
hardcover (24×16,5cm)
03/2016
1273
€ 35,00
Charles Canet
Jorge Jacinto
Omnibus, with all five Riverworld novels and one novella: To Your Scattered Bodies Go, The Fabulous Riverboat, The Dark Design, The Magic Labyrinth, "Riverworld", and Gods of Riverworld.
With an Author's Preface. The Afterword is cut from this book.

Jorge Jacinto
GERMANY
Title
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Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
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Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
German: Die Götter der Flusswelt
München: Heyne
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Band 4256
ISBN 3-453-31237-6
paperback (18×11,5cm)
-/1986 (1st)
-/1988 (2nd)
-/1990 (3rd)
399
DM 9,80
Uwe Anton
Wojtek Siudmak
With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Wojtek Siudmak
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Dates

Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
German: Die Götter der Flusswelt
München: Heyne
Science Fictiuon & Fantasy, Band 4256
ISBN 3-453-31237-6
paperback (18×11,5cm)
-/1992 (4th)
-/1994 (5th)
399
DM ?
Uwe Anton
Wojtek Siudmak
With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Wojtek Siudmak
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Dates

Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
German: Die Götter der Flusswelt
München: Heyne
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Band 4256
ISBN 3-453-31237-6
paperback (18×11,5cm)
-/1996 (6th)
03/1997 (7th)
399
DM 12,90
Uwe Anton
Wojtek Siudmak
With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Wojtek Siudmak
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
German: Die Götter der Flusswelt
München: Piper
Serie Piper No. 6661
ISBN 978-3-492-26661-1
paperback (19×12cm)
12/2008
412
€ 8,95
Uwe Anton
Daniel Ljunggren
With an Author's Preface and Afterword. Includes an extra Riverworld story, "Den glänzenden Fluss hinauf" ("Up the Bright River").

Daniel Ljunggren
ITALY
Title
Publisher
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Bookno.
Format
Date
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Translation
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Notes
Italian: Gli dei del Fiume
Milan: Nord
Cosmo, Collana di Fantascienza, 162
no ISBN
trade paperback (19,5×12,5cm)
12/1985
vi + 324
L 6.000
Giampaolo Cossato & Sandro Sandrelli
Jim Burns
With an Author's Preface. No ISBN, later it got ISBN 88-429-0164-4.

Jim Burns
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Italian: Gli dei del Fiume
Milan: Nord
Cosmo, Collana di Fantascienza, 162
no ISBN
trade paperback (19,5×12,5cm)
-/1989 [2nd]
vi + 324
L 10.000
Giampaolo Cossato & Sandro Sandrelli
Paul Lehr
With an Author's Preface. No ISBN, later it got ISBN 88-429-0164-4.

Paul Lehr
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Italian: Gli dei del Fiume
in Riverworld, Il mondo del Fiume (2)
Milan: Nord
Grandi Opere 21
no ISBN
trade paperback (21,5×13,5cm)
10/1992
596
not priced [box: L 50.000]
Giampaolo Cossato & Sandro Sandrelli
Peter A. Jones
The two omnibus volumes -in a box- have no ISBN. Later the box got ISBN 88-429-0604-2. The books were not sold separately. Omnibus, together with The Magic Labyrinth.

Peter A. Jones
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Italian: Gli dei del Fiume
Milan: Mondadori
Urania 1248
no ISBN
trade paperback (19×13cm)
01/1995
272
L 5.000
Giampaolo Cossato & Sandro Sandrelli
Oscar Chichoni
-

Oscar Chichoni
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Italian: Gli dei del Fiume
Milan: Mondadori
Bestsellers Oscar 657
ISBN 88-04-40747-6
trade paperback (19,5×12,5cm)
02/1996
362
L 14.000
Giampaolo Cossato & Sandro Sandrelli
Jacopo Bruno
-

Jacopo Bruno
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Italian: Gli dèi del Fiume
Rome: Fanucci
TIF Extra
ISBN 978-88-347-1954-1
trade paperback (21×13,5cm)
08/2012
371
€ 9,90
Giampaolo Cossato & Sandro Sandrelli
(photo) Frenta
-

Frenta
POLAND
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Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Polish: Bogowie Świata Rzeki
Warsaw: MAG
-
ISBN 978-83-7480-372-4
trade paperback (19,5×12,5cm)
12/2013
378
Zł 39,00
Gregory Komerski
Irek Konior
With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Irek Konior
PORTUGAL
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Portuguese: Regresso ao Mundo do Rio -1
Lisbon: Livros Do Brasil
Colecção Argonauta #340
no ISBN
paperback (16×11cm)
-/1985
201
Esc 614.00
Eurico Fonseca
A. Pedro
Original novel published in two volumes. With an Author's Preface and Afterword. The original afterword became a second 'foreword' with the title "O Mundo do Rio".

A. Pedro
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Portuguese: Regresso ao Mundo do Rio -2
Lisbon: Livros Do Brasil
Colecção Argonauta #341
no ISBN
paperback (16×11cm)
-/1985
199
Esc 614.00
Eurico Fonseca
A. Pedro
Original novel published in two volumes.

A. Pedro
ROMANIA
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Romanian: Zeii Lumii Fluviului
Bucharest: Nemira
Nautilus Science Fiction
ISBN 978-973-143-223-6
paperback (18×11cm)
09/2008
496
Lei 27,90
Gabriel Stoian
David Ho
With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

David Ho
RUSSIA
Title
Omnibus
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Russian: Боги мира реки
in Миры Филипа Фармера 9
Riga & Moscow: Polaris
-
ISBN 5-88132-167-7
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13,5cm)
09/1996
319
not priced
S. Trofimov & I. 
I. Leontiev
Pictorial boards. With a foreword about the novel, an Author's Preface and Afterword. This book is not really an omnibus, but it is part of an omnibus series.

I. Leontiev
Title
Omnibus
Publishers

Series+no.
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Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Russian: Боги мира реки
in Мир Реки: Магический лабиринт
Moscow: Eksmo
St Petersburg: Domino
Шедевры фантастики
ISBN 978-5-699-24469-0
hardcover (20×13cm)
11/2007
704
242 руб
S. Trofimov & I. Vasil'ev
Donato Giancola
Omnibus, together with The Magic Labyrinth.

Donato Giancola
SPAIN
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Spanish: Dioses del mundo del río
Madrid: Ultramar
Bolsillo B-74 / Ciencia Ficcion
ISBN 84-7386-350-X
paperback (17,5×11,5cm)
09/1984 (1st)
329
-
Domingo Santos
Garcés / Castells
With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Garcés / Castells
Title
Publisher
Series+no.
Bookno.
Format
Date
Pages
Price
Translation
Cover art
Notes
Spanish: Dioses del mundo del río
Barcelona: Ultramar
Bolsillo B-74 / Ciencia Ficcion-11
ISBN 84-7386-350-X
paperback (17,5×11,5cm)
02/1989 (2nd)
329
Ps 518
Domingo Santos
Garcés / Castells
With an Author's Preface and Afterword.

Garcés / Castells
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