Books: Riverworld Revisited

THE MAGIC LABYRINTH by Philip José Farmer; Berkley/Putnam; $11.95

The planet is about the size of earth. But there are a few differences: its only river is longer than the Nile, the Congo, the Niger, the Amazon, the Orinoco and the Mississippi—combined. And its inhabitants are not exactly the folks next door. For inexplicably resurrected on both banks of the mysterious river is every soul who ever lived, from hairy cave dwellers to modern Homo sapiens, from the totally unknown to such famous figures as Joan of Arc, Karl Marx and Hermann Göring.

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