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Riverworld
Genre Science Fiction
Type Novelette, with third version novella
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Riverworld
This is one of Farmer’s so called “side-stream” stories.
There are three different versions, see below. The second version differs slightly from the first. The third version however is expanded from 12,000 to 33,750 words. PJF in his foreword to the story: "I think I'll be satisfied with this version".
DESCRIPTION:
“Riverworld” follows Tom Mix, one of the greatest American cowboys, as he cruises downriver with his latest crew – a Jewish woman who came out of Egypt with Moses (a story she tells much differently than Cecil B.) and Yeshua, the man we call Jesus. This most unlikely trio demonstrates that resurrection doesn’t make all that much difference in the way some people behave, while giving us a chance for a look at a new part of the River.
 
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US

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FIRST PUBLICATION
in Worlds of Tomorrow
Frederik Pohl
New York, NY: Galaxy Publishing Corp.
Volume 3, No. 5, Issue 17
magazine (18,5×13,5cm)
January 1966
164
$ 0.50
McLane
Story illustrated with two black&white illustrations by Jack Gaughan..


McLane
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in Down in the Black Gang
Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday / BCE
Book Club Edition (SFBC), # 3317
no ISBN
hardcover (21,5×14,5cm)
not dated [= 04/1971; date code 18M]
not dated [= 10/1973; date code D44]
215
not priced [= $ 1.49 for members]
Gary Viskupic
Second, slightly rewritten version.

Gary Viskupic
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in Down in the Black Gang
New York, NY: Signet Books
Scarborough, Ontario: Signet Books [Canadian edition]
Science Fiction, T4805
SBN 451-T4805-075
paperback (18×10,5cm)
10/1971
10/1971 [Canadian edition]
224
$ 0.75
Gene Szafran
Second, slightly rewritten version.

Gene Szafran
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in Riverworld and other Stories
New York, NY: Berkley Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-04208-1
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
11/1979 (1st)
not dated [= -/1980] (2nd)
264
$ 2.25
not credited [= Don Ivan Punchatz]
Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

Don Ivan Punchatz
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in Riverworld and other Stories
Boston, MA: Gregg Press
The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series
ISBN 0-8398-2618-4
hardcover [no dustjacket] (21×14cm)
01/1981
xiv + 264
$ 15.95
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Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

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in Riverworld and other Stories
New York, NY: Berkley Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-04208-1
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
02/1981 (3rd)
04/1981 (4th)
09/1981 (5th)
unknown (6th)
264
$ 2.25
not credited [= Don Ivan Punchatz]
Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

Don Ivan Punchatz
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in Riverworld and other Stories
New York, NY: Berkley Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-425-06487-5
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
04/1983 (7th)
10/1983 (8th)
01/1984 (9th)
264
$ 2.75
not credited [= Don Ivan Punchatz]
Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

Don Ivan Punchatz
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in Riverworld and other Stories
New York, NY: Ace Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-441-72886-3
paperback (17,5×10,5cm)
11/1987
264
$ 3.50
not credited [= Don Ivan Punchatz]
Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

Don Ivan Punchatz
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in The Best of Philip José Farmer
Dorman T. Skindler
Burton, MI: Subterranean Press
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ISBN 978-1-59606-036-0
hardcover (23,5×16cm)
02/2006 [Trade edition.]
03/2006 [Numbered, signed, slipcased edition.]
04/2006 [lettered, signed, in traycase]
572
$ 38.00 | $ 125.00 | $ 300.00
Michael Komark
Third version. Illustrated by Keith Howell.

Michael Komark
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in Sense of Wonder (A Century of Science Fiction)
Leigh Ronald Grossman
--: Wildside Press
A Swordsmith Book
ISBN 978-1-4344-3074-3
oversize paperback (28×21,5cm)
08/2011
991
$ 49.95
Crop
The first -1966- version of the story.

Crop
UK
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in Riverworld and other Stories
St Albans, Herts: Granada / Panther Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-05379-4
paperback (18×11cm)
02/1981 (1st)
303
£ 1.50
Bruce Pennington
Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

Bruce Pennington
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in Riverworld and other Stories
London: Grafton Books
Panther Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-05379-4
paperback (18×11cm)
12/1986 (2nd)
303
£ 2.50
Bruce Pennington
Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

Bruce Pennington
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in Riverworld and other Stories
London: Grafton Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-05379-4
paperback (18×11cm)
-/1988 (3rd)
303
£ 2.95
Bruce Pennington
Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

Bruce Pennington
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in Riverworld and other Stories
London: Grafton Books
Science Fiction
ISBN 0-586-05379-4
paperback (18×11cm)
not dated [= -/1989] (4th)
303
£ 3.50
Bruce Pennington
Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

Bruce Pennington
FRANCE
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French: "La quête de la vérité"
in Galaxie
Alain Dorémieux
Paris: Opta
No. 56
magazine (19×13cm)
January 1969
160
FF 3
Frank Straschitz
Paul Wenzel
First version. Illustrated by Raoul Albert.

Paul Wenzel
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French: "Ainsi meurt toute chair"
in 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 & Bernard Weigel
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Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

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French: "Ainsi meurt toute chair"
in Les dieux du fleuve
Paris: J'ai Lu
Science-fiction, No.2536
ISBN 2-277-22536-3
paperback (16,5×11cm)
01/1989
541
not priced
Charles Canet & Bernard Weigel
Donald Grant
Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

Donald Grant
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French: "Ainsi meurt toute chair"
in 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
not priced
Charles Canet & Bernard Weigel
Manchu
Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

Manchu
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French: "Ainsi meurt toute chair"
in Les dieux du fleuve
Paris: Le Livre de Poche
Science-Fiction No. 7159
ISBN 2-253-06483-1
paperback (18×11cm)
05/1999
477
not priced
Charles Canet & Bernard Weigel
Manchu
Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

Manchu
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French: "Ainsi meurt toute chair"
in 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 & Bernard Weigel
Manchu
Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

Manchu
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French: "Ainsi meurt toute chair"
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 & Bernard Weigel
Jurgen Ziewe
Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

Jurgen Ziewe
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French: "Ainsi meurt toute chair"
in Les dieux du fleuve
Paris: Le Livre de Poche
Science-Fiction No. 7159
ISBN 2-253-06483-1
paperback (18×11cm)
06/2006 (5th)
477
€ 6,95
Charles Canet & Bernard Weigel
Manchu
Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

Manchu
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French: "Ainsi meurt toute chair"
in Les dieux du fleuve
Paris: Le Livre de Poche
Science-Fiction No. 7159
ISBN 2-253-06483-1
paperback (18×11cm)
05/2010 (6th)
477
€ 6,95
Charles Canet & Bernard Weigel
Manchu
Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

Manchu
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French: "Ainsi meurt toute chair"
in Le monde du fleuve
Saint-Laurent d'Oingt: Mnémos
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ISBN 978-2-35408-341-0
hardcover (24×16,5cm)
03/2016
1273
€ 35,00
Charles Canet & Bernard Weigel
Jorge Jacinto
Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

Jorge Jacinto
GERMANY
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German: "Flusswelt"
in Schockvisionen
München: Knaur
Science Fiction, Band 5779
ISBN 3-426-05779-4
paperback (18×11,5cm)
07/1984
254
DM 6,80
Rainer Schmidt
Peter Goodfellow
Third version.

Peter Goodfellow
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German: "Auf dem Fluss"
in Die Flusswelt der Zeit
München: Piper
Serie Piper No. 6657
ISBN 978-3-492-26657-4
paperback (19×12cm)
03/2008 (1st)
11/2008 (2nd)
352
€ 8,95
Ronald M. Hahn
Christian 'Tigaer' Hecker
Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

Christian Hecker
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German: "Auf dem Fluss"
in Die Flusswelt der Zeit
München: Piper
Serie Piper No. 6657
ISBN 978-3-492-26657-4
paperback (19×12cm)
01/2011 (1st)
352
€ 9,95
Ronald M. Hahn
Christian 'Tigaer' Hecker
Third version. With a foreword by Farmer.

Christian Hecker
ITALY
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Italian: "Il mondo del fiume"
in Nova SF* 37 (L'ultima stella)
Ugo Malaguti
Bologna: Libra
Year XII, No. 37
no ISBN
trade paperback [with dustjacket] (20,5×13,5cm)
01/1978
304
L 2.500
V. Muscari
Allison
First version. Illustrated by Virgil Finlay. With a foreword, "Lungo il Fiume", to the story by not credited [= Ugo Malaguti].

Allison
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Italian: "Riverworld"
in Il mondo di Philip José Farmer
Milan: Nord
SF, Narrativa d'Anticipazione (24)
no ISBN
trade paperback (19,5×12,5cm)
04/1981
ix + 193
L 3.500
Roberta Rambelli
Michael Whelan
Third version. With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Michael Whelan
RUSSIA
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Russian: "Мир реки"
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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I. Zivevoy
M. Gerasimov
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M. Gerasimov
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Russian: "Мир реки"
in 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
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M. Kalinkin
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Spanish: "El mundo del Río"
in El Mundo del Río y otras historias
Barcelona: Ultramar
Bolsillo B-75, Ciencia Ficcion-12
ISBN 84-7386-353-4
paperback (17,5×11,5cm)
10/1984 (1st)
03/1989 (2nd)
329
not priced
Victor Conill
Garcés/Castells
Third version. With a foreword to the story by Farmer.

Garcés/Castells
YUGOSLAVIA
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Serbian: "Rečni svet"
in Alef
Boban Knežević
Novi Sad: Dnevnik
#23
magazine (25×18cm)
January 1991
130
60 d
Aleksandar B. Nedeljković
uncredited
Third version. With a foreword to the story by Farmer. Illustrated by uncredited.

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