Monday, February 7, 2011

Series Giveaway: Riverworld ~ by Philip José Farmer (and it’s International)!


Gods of Riverworld

International Giveaway and Re-release Announcement for:

Gods of Riverworld ~ by Philip José Farmer (US|UK|Canada

It’s the last of the Riverworld series, and today we have the entire series for giveaway. Better yet, it’s international. How fun is that!

This series is “classic” science fiction, set in a futuristic world along the banks of a river, hence the name Riverworld.

Blurb for this last book:  Thirty billion people from throughout Earth’s history have been resurrected along the great and winding waterways of Riverworld. Most began life anew—accepting without question the sustenance provided by their mysterious benefactors. But a rebellious handful, including Mark Twain, Richard Burton, and Peter Jairus Frigate, burned to confront the unseen masters who controlled their fate—and these few launched an invasion that will ultimately yield the mind-boggling truth.

Written almost 40 years ago, the first book in the series won both a Nebula and  Hugo Award – To Your Scattered Bodies Go. Having begun reading the first in the series I am finding it accessible, intriguing and insightful, as well as darkly funny. It is also imparting me with bits of history which I am notoriously bad at.

Pictured here are the other books in this paperback re-printed series:


  • Riverworld ~ To Your Scattered Bodies Go and The Fabulous Riverboat  (#1 and #2) ~ by Philip José Farmer US|UK|Canada.
  • The Dark Design (# 3) ~ Philip José Farmer US|UK|Canada.
  • The Magic Labyrinth (#4) ~ by Philip José Farmer US|UK|Canada.

For more information on each of these books please see the movie tie in and preview post for the first three editions of the Riverworld series.

Contest Info:

The contest for this four book set is International.  To enter please fill out the form below: (You may have to link to the blog if you are viewing this post via email).

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You must leave your email in the form below.

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  3. Friend on Goodreads.

Contest ends Sunday February 27th, 2011 at 12 pm US Pacific time. Winner will be posted and notified on Wednesday March 2nd, 2011. 



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We use to determine our winners. If you have a question or a concern (a typo or bad link or a problem with this form) please email me via my profile – Shellie.

Thanks for entering and good luck! 


Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale said...

Great giveaway! These books look really good! Thanks so much

Unknown said...

I love to win books so its fun to give them away too!

Thanks for commenting Kristen and good luck!

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I just love contests that giveaway a whole series of books.

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Unknown said...

Lisa -
I don't see to many of them either, which is one reason I got s excited about this offer...

Good luck!

ibpurpledragon said...

Very cool that this series is still around and being reissued. It is a must read or possibly re-read. Good contest Shellie!

Unknown said...

Thanks Bill -
I thought so too. I have not read anything by him yet so.. am reading the first in the series right now.

I hope you are partaking in the contest. (Notice I did not use the word enter... I will never us that word again for a contest since one of your

Good luck if you did!

Giada M. said...

Thank you for this chance! :D

Unknown said...

Giada -
Good Luck! and your welcome :)

Bella said...

Thank you!

Unknown said...

Bella -
Cheers and Good luck :)

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