Philip Jose Farmer's "Riverworld" On The SyFy Channel This Sunday

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n2753.jpgIn lieu of this Sunday's four-hour TV adaptation of Philip Jose Farmer's "Riverworld" books, I thought I'd post this link to the Official Philip Jose Farmer Home Page that explains the genesis (including a previous TV version) of the original series.  For the record, I've only read the first three installments and enjoyed them very much.  Anyway, the "movie event" begins airing on the SyFy Channel (check your local cable listings) Sunday night, April 18, beginning at 7:00 pm (EST).  (On the left is the cover of the first book in the series, To Your Scattered Bodies Go.)

 

Below is the "official" SyFy trailer for the show: 

Now, keep in mind that (a) this probably isn't a faithful adaptation of the novels and (b) I haven't seen any footage other than the above trailer.  I'm just passing along the news that the program will be airing this month, not recommending it.  (Yes, I have some concerns...) 

Meanwhile, the "Riverworld" books and other works by Philip Jose Farmer are available to reserve online from Greenwich Library here.  Mr. Farmer was one of my favorite authors (as noted here) and if you choose to read some of his stuff, an exciting and pleasurable experience awaits.

(What is Riverworld?  Here's an explanation.)

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