Sir Walter Raleigh described the Associated Shades as "the swellest organization in all of Hades." In the richly appointed smoking- and billiard-rooms of their headquarters, a houseboat on the River Styx, Francis Bacon and William Shakespear argue over who wrote "Hamlet", P.T. Barnum takes Noah to task for not loading dinosaurs onto the Ark, George Washington hosts dinners for the greatest generals and philosophers in all of history, and Cleopatra and Elizabeth I strike blows for women's rights. Meanwhile, Charon makes sure everyone has plenty of ice for their drinks and riff-fraff like Captains Morgan and Kidd are kept out.
Houseboat on the River Styx combines John Kendrick Bangs' classic humorous fantasy books A House-Boat on the River Styx and In Pursuit of the House-Boat into one volume. Revised by writer and game designer Steve Miller (of Dragonlance: Citadel of Light, Ravenloft: Dark Tales and Disturbing Legends, and many other titles), this book brings new life to the afterlife of the Associated Shades.
Also by John Kendrick Bangs: Alice in Blunderland, a timeless political satire.
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