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I might be mixing up several books, I hope I'm not, it's been 20 years since I read the books.

I want to say it was a series of books. Each book could have been written by a different writer.

From memory it starts off in the late 1800's/early 1900's a man has gone to Africa to search for his lost brother. Weird/implausible stuff starts happening as they travel up a river, I want to say the Congo, and eventually they enter another realm. As they chase after clues to his brother they traverse a reality roughly each book.

At some point I want to say there is train imagery used as well as an iceberg with reference to Mary Shelly's monster(I could be mixing this up with another book)

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  • it could be multi author – James Burt Oct 7 '14 at 1:47
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I'm guessing Philip Jose Farmer's shared world series "The Dungeon", six novels by four authors who are not Farmer.

The books follow nineteenth century explorer Clive Folliot as he travels through a multilayered dungeon world attempting to find his twin brother Neville. Along the way, he forms a group of similarly lost creatures and persons, and must battle the pawns and agents of the Dungeon's mysterious alien masters.

Volume One, The Black Tower by Richard Lupoff

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  • YES! that's it - thank you so much! – James Burt Oct 7 '14 at 14:16

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