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Welcome to Riverworld, a place of strange, watery beauty and the current abode of a fascinating cast of the recently (and not-so-recently) dead. It certainly isn't Heaven, but it just might be Hell.
The afterlife begins here.
Did You Know?
The incident described by engineer Amalie Fabarge, where female engineering students are murdered by a gunman, is a reference to the École Polytechnique massacre in Montreal in 1989, when fourteen women students were shot by a disturbed woman-hater, as shown in the film Polytechnique (2009). See more
Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton. My friends call me "Dick."
Burton? The explorer? You know, I read one of your books. It was amateurish, unnecessarily crude and pathetically self-congratulatory.
Mr. Clemens. You know, I'm confused. Are you talking about my work, or yours?