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The Merry Men of the Riverworld

by John Gregory Betancourt

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The Riverworld, which was a creation of Philip Jose Farmer, is a place where humans who have died are resurrected. If they die there, they are re-resurrected somewhere else on the Riverworld. Supposedly all of humanities wants and needs are provided for. Well there are a few deficiencies, which is why Jules Verne creates a city that is initially populated by scientists but welcomes all-comers. However, this is his mistake and Al Capone takes over. Along comes Robin Hood and his merry men - in reality an actor and various men playing roles in Robin's band - they plan to retake the city from Capone and his henchmen. It's a really good story, a bit of a lark - much in the tone of the mythical Robin Hood but with a modern twist. Apparently this story was voted by fans and critics as the best story in the Riverworld series not written by Farmer. However, readers will probably need some grounding in the Riverworld lore (see first three sentences), otherwise they will be scratching their heads in puzzlement. ( )
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