What if there were an Afterworld? Not Heaven or Hell, per se, but a place where everyone who has ever lived reawakens when they die, to live again and die again and live again, for ever. Warrior-King Gilgamesh has been in such an Afterworld longer that almost anyone else save the Hairy Men from Before the Flood, and in recent centuries he’s seen it change beyond recognition as the newly dead import their machinery, weaponry and Industrial Age attitudes. Gilgamesh’s dissatisfaction with this behaviour sends him on a quest through the Afterworld realms of such luminaries as Prester John, Simon Magus, Walter Raleigh and Pablo Picasso in search of a gateway that is rumored to exist – a gateway that leads back to the land of the living. Cover art by Steve Crisp.
To The Land Of The Living: Robert Silverberg
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