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River of Eternity
Genre Science Fiction
Type Novel
Series
Riverworld
This was written in 1952 for the Shasta Science Fiction Prize Novel Contest as (I) Owe for the Flesh. It won the contest, but never got published back then (see also PJF's Biography). Farmer slightly revised the rediscovered second version of the original Riverworld novel for this publication.
DEDICATION: "To my wife, Bette, whose perception and courage have enabled me to write. Thanks are due also to John Bloomquist and Randall Garrett for their invaluable suggestions and work in preparing the map and the manuscript."
COVER TEXT:
River of Eternity was written some thirty years ago. This is the first publication anywhere.
In 1952 Philip José Farmer made the decision to enter the Shasta Science-Fiction Prize Novel Contest. He won that contest and River of Eternity was to be published the following year. The fact that it has never seen print until this edition makes its history one of the most interesting in the publishing industry.
River of Eternity is the revised version of the original Riverworld novel which formed the basis for the five novels in Farmer's highly acclaimed Riverworld series. It differs in many respects from the later novels in the series but is filled with all the adventure and sense of wonder which has made Philip José Farmer one of the most widely read and important science fiction writers for more than three decades.
(Phantasia Press)
 
PUBLICATION HISTORY
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US

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FIRST PUBLICATION
Huntington Woods, MI: Phantasia Press
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ISBN 0-932096-28-X
hardcover (23,5×15,5cm)
11/1983
205
$ 17.00
John Pound
Trade edition of two thousand and five hundred copies. With beige linen boards and bronze lettering on the spine. 'P.J.F.' blindstamped on the front board. Both editions were published simultaneously. Stated 'First Edition' on the copyright page. The book number is on the inside front flap of the dustjacket wrongly printed as ISBN 0-923096-28-X. With an author's introduction.


John Pound

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FIRST PUBLICATION
Huntington Woods, MI: Phantasia Press
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ISBN 0-932096-28-X
hardcover (23,5×15,5cm)
11/1983
205
$ 40.00
John Pound
Limited, specially bound edition of five hundred copies, signed and numbered by Farmer, in a slipcase. With beige rough linen boards and bronze lettering on the spine. 'P.J.F.' in bronze on the front board. With an extra signature page at the back of the book, and special endpapers. The slipcase is also covered with beige rough linen. Both editions were published simultaneously. Stated 'First Edition' on the copyright page. The book number is on the inside front flap of the dustjacket wrongly printed as ISBN 0-923096-28-X. With an author's introduction.


John Pound
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Russian: Река Вечности
in Миры Филипа Фармера - T. 10
Riga & Moscow: Polaris
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ISBN 5-88132-175-8
hardcover [no dustjacket] (20,5×13,5cm)
11/1996
335
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S. Trofimov and I. Vasil'ev
M. Gerasimov
Pictorial boards. Omnibus, together with the stories "Riverworld", "Up the Bright River" and "Coda".

M. Gerasimov
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Russian: Река Вечности
in 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] (20,5×13cm)
11/2001
704
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M. Nachmanson
M. Kalinkin
Pictorial boards. Omnibus, together with The Dark Design.

M. Kalinkin
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