Pellucidar

Pellucidar

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by Edgar Rice Burroughs
     
 

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Boring 500 miles through the earth's crust in their "iron mole," David Innes and Professor Perry make the astonishing discovery that the earth's center is hollow and the site of an amazing interior world -- Pellucidar! It is at a Stone Age level of development, dominated by chilling reptilian monsters with a high degree of intelligence who communicate through

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Boring 500 miles through the earth's crust in their "iron mole," David Innes and Professor Perry make the astonishing discovery that the earth's center is hollow and the site of an amazing interior world -- Pellucidar! It is at a Stone Age level of development, dominated by chilling reptilian monsters with a high degree of intelligence who communicate through extrasensory means. Evolution is proceeding along different lines in Pellucidar than it did on the Earth's surface, and human beings are treated as inferior creatures. Danger and violence are the rule in this land of perpetual noon (the sun is always at the zenith), where time does not exist. In this second novel of the Pellucidar trilogy (the others are At the Earth's Core and Tanar of Pellucidar), David Innes returns to Pellucidar to seek his lost love, the beautiful Princess Dian, and to fulfill his vow to lead humanity out of the darkness of slavery and subordination. During an epic journey across the strange lands of Pellucidar, Innes has many heart-pounding encounters with strange peoples and savage beasts, often barely escaping with his life. This book is a prime example of why Burroughs' writings have enjoyed enormous popularity for over fifty years, and are still favorites with young and old alike. Pellucidar is sure to appeal to any reader with a taste for gripping adventure in exotic locales.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596055179
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Series:
Pellucidar Series , #2
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1876–1950) is one of the most influential American authors of science fiction and adventure. His novels include Tarzan of the Apes and, available in Bison Frontiers of Imagination editions, The Land That Time Forgot, At the Earth's Core, Beyond Thirty, The Moon Maid, and Pirates of Venus. Jack McDevitt is a recipient of the Philip K. Dick Special Award and a recurrent Nebula award nominee. He is the author of such novels as Infinity Beach, Deepsix, and Chindi. Phillip R. Burger is a freelance writer, a consultant to Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and the former associate editor of The Burroughs Bulletin.

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Pellucidar 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book because I thoroughly enjoyed At The Earth's Core. This is the sequel to that book, and is every bit as good. I am a fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs, but some of his books seem to be dated. Not the Pellucidar books. Pellucidar and At The Earth's Core are thrilling escapism at it's best. There is hardly a dull moment as the characters catapult from one adventure to another. This may be described as science fantasy because there is very little relation to science facts as we know them today, but who cares when a story carries you along so well. The interior of the planet wasn't nearly as well understood when these stories were written as it is today, and even with that disclaimer the author could be said to have taken wild liberties with reason. Scientific accuracy is not the point. The point is that Burroughs has constructed a universe of romance and daring set in an exotic locale. It's just good fun! Most people know Burroughs for his Tarzan series, but I think the Pellucidar books hold their own as classic adventure novels and this one, Pellucidar, is certainly a fine example. I believe there are actually seven books in the series altogether. However, they each stand alone well. I do recommend reading At The Erath's Core first, though, because it lays out the basic storyline and concepts that all the other books basically follow. All in all, Pellucidar is a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast read due to its nonstop action. Enjoyed this book much, but the earlier novel even more. Looking forward to the next in this series!
irisqueen More than 1 year ago
Another example of Edgar Rice Buorroughs' fantasy worlds with much adventue and romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful novel all in it's one, however I'm only giving it four stars because of the constant typographical mistakes that populate the book more than the saurians and mysteries do! Now, it's not too bad as to make it unreadable but it definitely tears you out of the amazing story (At least it did for me) so often that I got tired of it near the end. Nonetheless, a true classic for generations to come.
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