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The Book of the River

(1984)
(The first book in the Black Current series)
A novel by

 
 
The river cuts right across the known world, from the impassable Far Precipices to the sea. The people on one bank are cut off from those on the other, for the black current has the power to stop them crossing.

Only women can travel repeatedly up and down the river, but when Yaleen joins the boating guild and becomes a riverwoman, she is singled out to follow an even more extraordinary path...


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Hardback Editions

April 1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Book of the River
Author(s): Ian Watson
ISBN: 0-575-03396-7 / 978-0-575-03396-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

January 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Book of the River
Author(s): Ian Watson
ISBN: 0-88677-105-6 / 978-0-88677-105-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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August 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book of the River (Panther Books)
Author(s): Ian Watson
ISBN: 0-586-06387-0 / 978-0-586-06387-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of the River: Black Current Book 1
Author(s): Ian Watson
Publisher: Gateway
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September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of the River: Black Current Book 1 (Gateway Essentials)
Author(s): Ian Watson
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK