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Riverrun

(1991)
(The first book in the Riverrun Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
"the finest new series of the 90s thus far... fantasy
novels don't come any better than this!
the makings of a classic!" - Edward Bryant

"Somtow himself, with a poet's cunning,
arranges it all into what could be described
as, like, Dante for the next millenium"
- Faren Miller in LOCUS

"an object lesson in the
potential of fantasy - erudition and post-modern
pop awareness spice the narrative
- adventurous, stirring writing, and
Somtow's powerful, lucid prose glows with
internal energy and intensity."
- The London Times

An ordinary American family gets caught up in a cosmic battle for control of the fate of the universe in S.P. Somtow's Riverrun Trilogy. Young Theo Etchison is a truthsayer - one with the ability to navigate the great river that connects all the parallel universes. His mother, Mary, is dying of cancer, but she may also be the mother goddess, the nurturer of
the world. His father, Phil, is a second-rate poet; his brother, Joshua, has been seduced by a dragon-succubus.

On a journey through America to a Mexican alternative medicine clinic, the Etchison family is sucked into the world of the Darklings, superhuman creatures who are battling for domination of the cosmos, who need Theo's special gift..

Genre: Fantasy

Used availability for S P Somtow's Riverrun

Paperback Editions

February 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Riverrun
Author(s): S P Somtow
ISBN: 1-85723-195-3 / 978-1-85723-195-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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September 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Riverrun
Author(s): S P Somtow
ISBN: 0-380-75925-X / 978-0-380-75925-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Riverrun
Author(s): S P Somtow
ISBN: 1-5226-8308-9 / 978-1-5226-8308-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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November 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Riverrun: Riverrun, Book 1
Author(s): S P Somtow
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Riverrun: Riverrun, Book 1
Author(s): S P Somtow
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Riverrun: Riverrun, Book 1
Author(s): S P Somtow
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Riverrun (The Riverrun Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): S P Somtow
Publisher: Diplodocus Press
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