Here’s a cool title that I’d never heard of before LibriVox catalogued it. It sounds like a fore-runner to Philip Jose Farmer’s Riverworld novels! The author, John Kendrick Bangs, is not a well known name today, but in his time, the late 19th century, he was the go to guy for a kind of weird Fantasy that takes it’s name from the man himself. Bangsian Fantasy, sounds like a combination of Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman and Mur Lafferty to me. Also, check out his short story Ghosts That Have Haunted Me, which was cataloged less that a month ago.
A House-Boat On The Styx
By John Kendrick Bangs; Read by various
12 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – [UNABRIDGED]
Published: October 10th, 2008
Everyone who has ever died is in Hades! The novel begins when Charon, the ferryman with a monopoly on the business of transporting the dead across the river Styx, spots a mysterious houseboat on a bank of the Styx, where one’s never been before. There, various historical and mythological figures meet and discuss their lives and life in general.
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