Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition (Complete and Unabridged)

Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition (Complete and Unabridged)

Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition (Complete and Unabridged)

Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition (Complete and Unabridged)

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In 1940, as the world hurtled into the darkness of global conflict, Edgar Rice Burroughs turned his legendary writing talents toward an interstellar tale of wonder and adventure set on a war-racked planet-one whose star was so distant that it was invisible to the Earth's most powerful telescopes. Featuring a protagonist who is transported to the planet Poloda by means reminiscent of John Carter's projection to Mars, Beyond the Farthest Star is set in a wholly unique solar system in which all the planets are aligned in the same orbit and connected by means of an atmosphere tube that allows for potential travel between worlds via airplane.

What has been unknown to readers is that the 1941 Blue Book magazine publication comprising Part I of Beyond the Farthest Star was heavily edited, with a substantial number of line edits on almost every page and several lengthy and meaningful passages-some more than a page long-excised throughout. That altered and abridged text was used as the basis for all book editions of the novel-until now. We are pleased to announce that we have gone back to Edgar Rice Burroughs' original typescript from our archives in Tarzana, California, and restored the author's preferred text of the novel in Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition. Now, for the first time, enjoy this classic science fiction adventure in the way that Edgar Rice Burroughs intended it to be read!

Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition features a newly commissioned frontispiece by renowned artist Mark Schultz; classic interior illustrations by Roy G. Krenkel; an introduction by noted science fiction author Paul Di Filippo; a preface by ERB, Inc. Director of Publishing Christopher Paul Carey discussing the restorations to the text; maps of the planet Poloda and the Omos star system; a diagram of the Unisan alphabet and numbers; and an extensive section of rare and previously unpublished bonus materials mined from the archives of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., in Tarzana, California.


When Nazi warplanes blast an American fighter pilot out of the sky, he awakens not in the expected afterlife but on a far-flung planet-one of eleven interconnected worlds hurtling around a strangely constructed star system. On Poloda, he earns a new name-Tangor, one who came from nothing-and a new home among the brave people of Unis, a nation locked in perpetual war against the brutish, totalitarian Kapars. But when news comes of a powerful invention that could turn the tides of the conflict, Tangor must undertake a daring undercover mission behind enemy lines. There, in vile Kapara, he will not only risk life and limb, but also brand himself as a traitor in the eyes of his newfound friends, as he continues his fight for freedom beyond the farthest star!

Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition (c) 1941, 1964, 2021 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademark Beyond the Farthest Star(TM) Owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945462313
Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2021
Edition description: Restored ed.
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 225,258
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

The creator of the immortal characters Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs is one of the world's most popular authors. His timeless tales of heroes and heroines transport readers from the jungles of Africa and the dead sea bottoms of Barsoom to the miles-high forests of Amtor and the savage inner world of Pellucidar, and even to alien civilizations Beyond the Farthest Star. Mr. Burroughs' books are estimated to have sold hundreds of millions of copies, and they have spawned 60 films and 250 television episodes.

Paul Di Filippo sold his first story in 1977, and since then has produced over forty books of short and novel-length fiction. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he haunts H. P. Lovecraft's footsteps daily, with his partner Deborah Newton and a cocker spaniel named Moxie.

Christopher Paul Carey is the Director of Publishing and Creative Director of the ERB Universe at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by Mr. Burroughs in 1923. He is the author of Swords Against the Moon Men-an authorized sequel Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic science fantasy novel The Moon Maid-and the forthcoming ERB Universe novel Victory Harben: Fires of Halos. He has scripted several comic books set in Mr. Burroughs' worlds, including Pellucidar: Across Savage Seas, Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun, Carson of Venus: The Flames Beyond, and Pathfinder Worldscape: Dejah Thoris. He has edited more than sixty novels, anthologies, and collections for a variety of publishers, and had the honor of working with Mr. Burroughs' original manuscript to prepare the text for the present edition of Beyond the Farthest Star. He lives in Southern California.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Maps ix

Unisan Alphabet and Numbers xi

Preface by Christopher Paul Carey xiii

Introduction by Paul Di Filippo xix

Part I: Adventure on Poloda

Chapter Page

Foreword 1

Chapter One 3

Chapter Two 9

Chapter Three 14

Chapter Four 18

Chapter Five 22

Chapter Six 27

Chapter Seven 35

Chapter Eight 39

Chapter Nine 45

Chapter Ten 51

Chapter Eleven 56

Chapter Twelve 63

Chapter Thirteen 69

Part II: Tangor Returns

Foreword 77

Chapter One 79

Chapter Two 86

Chapter Three 93

Chapter Four 100

Chapter Five 106

Chapter Six 113

Chapter Seven 119

Chapter Eight 124

Chapter Nine 130

Chapter Ten 137

Bonus Materials 145

Edgar Rice Burroughs:

Master of Adventure 179

About the Artists 180

About Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. 181

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