The first novel of Riverworld covers deep waters, but it's a rough ride

There's a lot going on in 1972's Hugo-winning novel, Philip José Farmer's To Your Scattered Bodies Go. But in this introduction to his legendary Riverworld, the waters can get a bit choppy and muddy. » 7/03/10 3:26pm 7/03/10 3:26pm

Riverworld: Where You Can Fuck Mark Twain If You Want To

Who knew there was this much raunch in Syfy's adaptation of Philip José Farmer's Riverworld books? Tahmoh Penikett is naked/in bondage, while another character practices Kama Sutra on Mark Twain's steamboat. This weekend's Riverworld promises to be quite the experience. » 4/16/10 2:56pm 4/16/10 2:56pm

7 Reasons Why Scifi Book Series Outstay Their Welcomes

Click to viewWhy do so many amazing novels sprawl into so-so trilogies? Let alone blah tetralogies, or dull ten-book series? Blame "Herbert's Syndrome," in which a great writer gets tempted to keep writing about a popular universe, like Frank Herbert's Dune, long after its expiration date. (The Fantasy Review coined the… » 5/14/08 4:30pm 5/14/08 4:30pm