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Riverworld
Genre Science Fiction
Type Omnibus or –boxed– set of two or more novels
Series Riverworld
The first published Riverworld omnibus was in France in January 1979 by Robert Laffont.
Also published as an eBook (2010).
See the individual novels for more information.
DEDICATION: --
COVER TEXT:
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PUBLICATION HISTORY
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31 Publications

US
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Philip José Farmer's Fabulous Riverworld
New York, NY: Berkley Books
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ISBN 0-425-04820-9
box with four paperbacks
09/1980
223 + 256 + 403 + 264
$ ?
Vincent Di Fate
To Your Scattered Bodies Go (..th),
The Fabulous Riverboat (..th),
The Dark Design (..th),
Riverworld and Other Stories ('not dated' [= -/1980), 2nd).
Four paperbacks in a box, the paperbacks were also sold separately.
Vincent Di Fate
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The Complete Riverworld Novels
New York, NY: Berkley Books
-
no ISBN
box with five paperbacks
10/1981
223 + 256 + 403 + 400 + 264
$ 12.50
Don Ivan Punchatz
To Your Scattered Bodies Go (05/1981, 19th),
The Fabulous Riverboat (06/1981, 18th),
The Dark Design (05/1981 or 09/1981, both 8th),
The Magic Labyrinth (05/1981, 1st/2nd/3rd),
Riverworld and Other Stories (04/1981, 4th or 09/1981, 5th or 'undated' [= 10/1981], 6th).
Five paperbacks in a paper box, the paperbacks were also sold separately.

Don Ivan Punchatz
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Riverworld
New York, NY: Tor Books
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ISBN 978-0-7653-2652-2
trade paperback (21×14cm)
03/2010 (1st)
not dated [= 08/2010] (2nd)
not dated [= unknown] (3rd)
445
$ 17.99
- (movie photo)
To Your Scattered Bodies Go,
The Fabulous Riverboat
On the copyright page it says "First Edition: April 2010". First and second printing indicated in a row of numbers on the copyright page.
The book falsely states "1st hardcover ed.".

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in Riverworld
New York, NY: Tor Books
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ISBN 978-0-7653-2652-2
trade paperback (21×14cm)
not dated [= unknown] (4th)
not dated [= unknown] (5th)
445
$ 18.99
movie still
Omnibus, together with The Fabulous Riverboat.
The printings are indicated in a row of numbers on the copyright page.

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The Riverworld Series
St Albans, Herts: Granada / Panther Books
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ISBN 0-586-05022-1
box with three paperbacks
-/1979
207 + 252 + 464
-
not credited [= Joe Petango]
To Your Scattered Bodies Go (-/1979, 3rd),
The Fabulous Riverboat (-/1979, 3rd),
The Dark Design (-/1979, 2nd).
Three paperbacks in a box, the paperbacks were also sold separately.

Joe Petango
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The Riverworld Series
St Albans, Herts: Granada / Panther Books
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ISBN 0-586-05022-1
box with four paperbacks
-/1982
207 + 252 + 464 + 496
-
not credited [= Joe Petagno]
To Your Scattered Bodies Go (-/1981, 5th),
The Fabulous Riverboat (-/1982, 4th),
The Dark Design (-/1982, 3rd),
The Magic Labyrinth (-/1982, 3rd).
Four paperbacks in a box, the paperbacks were also sold separately.

Joe Petango
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The Riverworld Gift Box
St Albans, Herts: Granada / Panther Books
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ISBN 0-586-06730-2
box with five paperbacks
-/1985
207 + 252 + 464 + 496 + 367
£ 9.95
not credited [= Richard Clifton-Dey]
To Your Scattered Bodies Go (-/1985, 7th),
The Fabulous Riverboat (-/1985, 7th),
The Dark Design (-/1985, 5th),
The Magic Labyrinth (-/1985, 5th),
Gods of Riverworld (-/1985, 2nd).
Five paperbacks in a box, the paperbacks were also sold separately.

Richard Clifton-Dey
FRANCE

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FIRST PUBLICATION
French: Le fleuve de l'eternité
Paris: Robert Laffont
Ailleurs et demain (classiques)
ISBN 2-221-00134-6
trade paperback (21,5x13,5cm)
01/1979
01/1981
432
not priced
Guy Abadia
-
Le Monde du fleuve (To Your Scattered Bodies Go),
Le bateau fabuleux (The Fabulous Riverboat).
A cover with gold foil. The pattern in the gold foil differs with some of the reprints.


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French: Le fleuve de l'eternité
Paris: Robert Laffont
Ailleurs et demain (classiques)
ISBN 2-221-00134-6
trade paperback (21,5x13,5cm)
03/1982
432
FF 54
Guy Abadia
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Le Monde du fleuve (To Your Scattered Bodies Go),
Le bateau fabuleux (The Fabulous Riverboat).
A cover with gold foil.

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French: Le fleuve de l'eternité
Paris: Robert Laffont
Ailleurs et demain (classiques)
ISBN 2-221-00134-6
trade paperback (21,5x13,5cm)
01/1984
432
FF 79
Guy Abadia
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Le Monde du fleuve (To Your Scattered Bodies Go),
Le bateau fabuleux (The Fabulous Riverboat).
A cover with gold foil.

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French: Le fleuve de l'eternité
Paris: Robert Laffont
Ailleurs et demain (classiques)
ISBN 2-221-00134-6
trade paperback (21,5x13,5cm)
02/1988
432
FF 89
Guy Abadia
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Le Monde du fleuve (To Your Scattered Bodies Go),
Le bateau fabuleux (The Fabulous Riverboat).
A cover with gold foil.

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French: Le Cycle du Fleuve (1)
Paris: Robert Laffont
Ailleurs & Demain: La Bibliothèque
ISBN 2-221-10076-X
trade paperback (20x13cm)
11/2003
817
€ 25,00
Guy Abadia
Jurgen Ziewe
Le Monde du fleuve (To Your Scattered Bodies Go),
Le Bateau fabuleux (The Fabulous Riverboat),
Le Noir Dessein (The Dark Design).
With an introduction by Gérard Klein.

Jurgen Ziewe
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French: Le Cycle du Fleuve (2)
Paris: Robert Laffont
Ailleurs & Demain: La Bibliothèque
ISBN 2-221-10077-8
trade paperback (20x13cm)
11/2003
885
€ 25,00
Raphaële Provost, Charles Canet and Bernard Weigel
Jurgen Ziewe
Intermède: Résurrection du Docteur Faustroll:
- "Franchir le sombre fleuve" ("Crossing the Dark River"),
- "Remonter le fleuve étincelant" ("Up the Bright River"),
- "Coda" ("Coda"),
Le Labyrinthe magique (The Magic Labyrinth),
"Ainsi meurt toute chair" ("Riverworld"),
Les Dieux du Fleuve (Gods of Riverworld),
Le bout du Fleuve:
- "Un trou en enfer" ("A Hole in Hell"),
- "Chute dans le fleuve" ("Riverworld War").
Also a bibliography of 25 pages, with the original as well as all the French publications, compiled by Alain Sprauel & 'Quarante-deux'.

Jurgen Ziewe
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French: Le Cycle du Fleuve
Paris: Robert Laffont
Ailleurs & Demain: La Bibliothèque
ISBN  2-221-91327-2
box with two trade paperbacks
11/2003
817 + 885
€ 50,00
Guy Abadia, Raphaële Provost, Charles Canet and Bernard Weigel
Jurgen Ziewe
Le Cycle du Fleuve (1)
Le Cycle du Fleuve (2)
Both of the above omnibus volumes were also sold together in a box, that looks the same as the books and has the same art.

Jurgen Ziewe
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French: Le monde du fleuve (Intégrale)
Saint-Laurent d'Oingt: Mnémos
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ISBN 978-2-35408-341-0
hardcover (24×16,5cm)
03/2016
1273
€ 35,00
Guy Abadia, Charles Canet & Bernard Weigel
Jorge Jacinto
Le Monde du fleuve (To Your Scattered Bodies Go),
Le Bateau fabuleux (The Fabulous Riverboat),
Le Noir Dessein (The Dark Design),
Le Labyrinthe magique (The Magic Labyrinth),
"Ainsi meurt toute chair" ("Riverworld"),
Les Dieux du Fleuve (Gods of Riverworld).
Includes the forewords for some of the titles.

Jorge Jacinto
GERMANY
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German: "Flußwelt-Zyklus" (series title)
Augsburg: Bechtermünz
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ISBN 3-86047-528-2
four hardcovers [no dustjackets] (18,5x12cm)
-/1996
-/1997
253 + 287 + 541 + 463
DM 39,80
Ronald M. Hahn
David Mattingly (all books)
Die Flußwelt der Zeit (To Your Scattered Bodies Go),
Auf dem Zeitstrom (The Fabulous Riverboat),
Das dunkle Muster (The Dark Design),
Das magische Labyrinth (The Magic Labyrinth).
Four hardcovers, with pictorial boards. The books all have the same ISBN and were not sold separately.

David Mattingly
ITALY
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Italian: Ciclo completo del Mondo del fiume
Milan: Nord
I Grandi Cicli 2
ISBN 88-429-0242-X
box with four paperbacks
10/1983
189 + 233 + 377 + 406
L 20.000
Gabriele Tamburini and Roberta Rambelli
not credited [= unknown]
Il fiume della vita (To Your Scattered Bodies Go),
Alle sorgenti del fiume (The Fabulous Riverboat),
Il grande disegno (The Dark Design),
Il labirinto magico (The Magic Labyrinth).
Four paperbacks in a box, the paperbacks were not sold separately.

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Italian: Riverworld, Il mondo del fiume (1)
Milan: Nord
Grandi Opere Nord #21
no ISBN
trade paperback (21,5x13,5cm)
10/1992
xx + 780
L 50.000 (for the box with both volumes)
Gabriele Tamburini and Roberta Rambelli
Peter A. Jones
Libro primo:
Il fiume della vita (To Your Scattered Bodies Go),
Alle sorgenti del fiume (The Fabulous Riverboat),
Il grande disegno (The Dark Design).
With an article, "Presentazione. Il favoloso Mondo del fiume", by Edgar L. Chapman. The two volumes -in a box- have no ISBN. Later the box got ISBN 88-429-0604-2. The volumes were not sold separately.

Peter A. Jones
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Italian: Riverworld, Il mondo del fiume (2)
Milan: Nord
Grandi Opere Nord #21
no ISBN
trade paperback (21,5x13,5cm)
10/1992
596 (counted from 781 till 1376, following Volume 1)
L 50.000 (for the box with both volumes)
Roberta Rambelli, Giampaolo Cossato & Sandro Sandrelli
Peter A. Jones
Libro secondo:
Il labirinto magico (The Magic Labyrinth),
Gli dei del Fiume (Gods of Riverworld).
The two volumes -in a box- have no ISBN. Later the box got ISBN 88-429-0604-2. The volumes were not sold separately.

Peter A. Jones
RUSSIA
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Russian: Мир реки
Leningrad: Russkaya Troika
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ISBN 5-7105-0012-7
hardcover (20x13cm)
-/1991
460
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M.S. Nachmanson
N. Zubkov (both books)
В свои разрушенные тела вернитесь (To Your Scattered Bodies Go),
Сказочный корабль (The Fabulous Riverboat).
With an introduction by Andrei Balabukha. Illustrated by I. Muratov. This book came with two different dustjackets, otherwise they are the same.

N. Zubkov

N. Zubkov
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Russian: Восстаньте из праха | Сказочный
корабль

Moscow: AST
St Petersburg: Sewero-Zapad Press
Золотая библиотека фантастики
ISBN 5-17-008650-4 / ISBN 5-93698-060-3
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5x13cm)
07/2001
619
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M.S. Nachmanson
M. Kalinkin
Восстаньте из праха (To Your Scattered Bodies Go),
Сказочный корабль (The Fabulous Riverboat).
Pictorial boards. With an afterword, "Posleslovie", by Michail Nachmanson, a Chronology of the Riverworld series, a list of all the characters in the series and in which novel they appeared and a separate list of the characters in Река Вечности (River of Eternity).

M. Kalinkin
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Russian: Темные замыслы
Moscow: AST
St Petersburg: Sewero-Zapad Press
Золотая библиотека фантастики
ISBN 5-17-010429-4 / ISBN 5-93698-061-7
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5x13cm)
11/2001
704
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M. Nachmanson
M. Kalinkin
Темные замыслы (The Dark Design),
Река Вечности (River of Eternity).
Pictorial boards.

M. Kalinkin
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Russian: Магический лабиринт
Moscow: AST
St Petersburg: Sewero-Zapad Press
Золотая библиотека фантастики
ISBN 5-17-011035-9 / ISBN 5-93698-088-5
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5x13cm)
01/2002
602
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M. Nachmanson & I. Lachminova
M. Kalinkin
Магический лабиринт (The Magic Labyrinth),
"Мир реки" ("Riverworld").
Pictorial boards.

M. Kalinkin
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Russian: Легенды Мира Реки
Moscow: AST
St Petersburg: Sewero-Zapad Press
Золотая библиотека фантастики
ISBN 5-17-012000-1
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5x13cm)
06/2002
654
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G. Usov and T. Usov
M. Kalinkin
The two anthologies:
Легенды Мира Реки (Tales of Riverworld),
Тайны Мира Реки (Quest to Riverworld).
Pictorial boards.

M. Kalinkin
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Russian: Мир Реки: Темные замыслы
Moscow: Eksmo
St Petersburg: Domino
Shedevry Fantastiki
ISBN 978-5-699-21953-7
hardcover (20x13cm)
05/2007
960
231 руб
Nadezhda Sosnovskaya, Sergei Trofimov, V. Kovalevski and N. Shtutser
Targa
В тела свои разбросанные вернитесь (To Your Scattered Bodies Go)
Волшебный корабль (The Fabulous Riverboat)
Темные замыслы (The Dark Design)
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Russian: Мир Реки: Магический лабиринт
Moscow: Eksmo
St Petersburg: Domino
Шедевры фантастики
ISBN 978-5-699-24469-0
hardcover (20x13cm)
11/2007
704
231 руб
N. Vilna, S. Trofimov and I. Vasileva
Donato Giancola
Магический лабиринт (The Magic Labyrinth)
Боги Мира Реки (Gods of Riverworld)
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Donato Giancola
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