Book I of Riverworld. Riverworld – huge and mysterious. It has a central river, rimmed by mountains, with a hidden source and and unknown end. Every last soul who ever lived on Earth – from prehistoric apemen to moon-dwelling future civilisations – is reborn there. AS is Si Richard Francis Burton – translator of The Arabian Nights, explorer, brawler, scholar, womaniser, adventurer. His quest is to discover the end of the river, the meaning of the world’s existence – and lovely Alice Hargreaves (the real life model for Alice In Wonderland) and he must succeed – for there is an evil experiment being conducted by those who created Riverworld and he must stop that experiment. Cover art by Patrick Woodroffe.