The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs

by Mike Resnick, Robert T. Garcia
     
 

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Original theme anthology. Eleven new tales set in the legendary worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Contains stories by top writers such as Joe Lansdale, Mercedes Lackey, Sarah Hoyt, and Mike Resnick.

Eleven new tales set in the legendary worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Most people don’t know it, but the best-selling American writer of

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Original theme anthology. Eleven new tales set in the legendary worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Contains stories by top writers such as Joe Lansdale, Mercedes Lackey, Sarah Hoyt, and Mike Resnick.

Eleven new tales set in the legendary worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Most people don’t know it, but the best-selling American writer of the 1920s wasn’t Hemingway or Fitzgerald, but Edgar Rice Burroughs. Everyone knows that he created Tarzan, but he wasn’t limited to that one classic creation. There was John Carter, Warlord of Mars. There was Pellucidar, the wondrous world that exists at the center of the Earth, and Carson of Venus, the Wrong-Way Corrigan of space, who set off for Mars and wound up on Venus for four novels and part of a fifth.

Many top science fiction and fantasy writers of today grew up reading Burroughs, and this anthology is their way of “paying back” and thanking him for stirring their imaginations. Join their celebration with these all new tales set in the astounding worlds that Edgar Rice Burroughs brought to life: giving their own spin on the unforgettable characters conceived by one of the great masters of science fiction, adventure, and fantasy.

Contributors: Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Mercedes Lackey, Richard A. Lupoff, Mike Resnick, Ralph Roberts, Peter David, Kevin J. Anderson, Sarah A. Hoyt, Max Allan Collins, Matthew Clemens, Todd McCaffrey, F. Paul Wilson, and Joe R. Lansdale

About The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs:
“More fun than I've had in an anthology in a long time.”—Critical Mass

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
08/19/2013
Once a bestselling author and now largely forgotten (2012’s calamitous John Carter movie aside), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950) offered his readers energetic pulp adventures in exciting settings: African jungles, the Earth’s hollow interior, an overgrown Venus, a dying Mars. This Festschrift includes 11 stories from a variety of SF authors; all are original to this volume except Resnick’s own “The Forgotten Seas of Mars,” first published in the fanzine ERB-dom in 1965. Included are homages to Tarzan of the Apes (Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s “Tarzan and the Great War”), Carson Napier of Venus (Richard A. Lupoff’s “Scorpion Men of Venus”), and mysterious Pellucidar (Mercedes Lackey’s “The Fallen: A Tale of Pellucidar”). The high point is Lansdale’s “Tarzan and the Land Time Forgot,” a crossover between two of Burroughs’s series. The other contributions are variable in quality; the nadir is Lupoff’s, which reads more like a fragment of a novel than a short story. An exercise in compulsive nostalgia, this anthology is uneven but quite sincere. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451639353
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,360,419
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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