Pirates of Venus

Pirates of Venus

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by Edgar Rice Burroughs
     
 

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Pirates of Venus is the first book in the Venus series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The novel contains elements of political satire aimed at communism. The novel's villains, the Thorists, start a revolution in the nation of Vepaja for their own good only, cheating the uneducated masses and killing or driving away those doctors and other highly educated that form the

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Pirates of Venus is the first book in the Venus series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The novel contains elements of political satire aimed at communism. The novel's villains, the Thorists, start a revolution in the nation of Vepaja for their own good only, cheating the uneducated masses and killing or driving away those doctors and other highly educated that form the foundation of the society. Throughout the book the Thorists remain distant and unreal, and those few that the hero Carson Napier meets are often stupid or incompetent. Pirates of Venus is generally considered to be one of Edgar Rice Burroughs's best books from the 30's. Here we find everything we expect of a good Burroughsian escapade. There are fantastic creatures, amazing landscapes, picturesque kingdoms with strange customs, a resourceful hero, and, of course, a beautiful and strong-willed princess.

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Here are two more volumes in the publisher's ongoing series of sf classics. Burroughs's Pirates was initially serialized in Argosy Weekly in 1932 and released in book form soon after. It features astronaut Carson Napier, who becomes stranded on Venus and finds himself swept into numerous adventures. The Poison Belt portrays Conan Doyle's other great creation, Professor Challenger. In this 1913 outing, the professor grapples with the problem of Earth's passing through a poisonous cloud, putting humankind's existence in jeopardy. Both books feature vintage illustrations. Great fun. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781105597831
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
01/14/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
342,861
File size:
400 KB

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Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author of Tarzan of the Apes and dozens of other famous novels, was a pivotal figure in the history of American science fiction. His books include At the Earth's Core, Beyond Thirty, and The Land That Time Forgot, all available in the Bison Frontiers of Imagination series. F. Paul Wilson is the author of such best-selling novels as The Keep, The Tomb, and Conspiracies. Thomas Floyd is a graphic designer at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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Pirates of Venus 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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He returns victorous