Pellucidar

Pellucidar

by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Two men tunnel to the Earth's core in a powerful drilling machine and discover a bizarre world populated by savage, prehistoric beasts, lovely maidens, and gallant heroes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486428697
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 02/14/2003
Series: Pellucidar Series , #2
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 819,382
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875 - 1950) was an American writer best known for his creations of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, although he produced works in many genres. Burroughs was in his late 60s and was in Honolulu at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Despite his age, he applied for and received permission to become a war correspondent, becoming one of the oldest U.S. war correspondents during World War II. This period of his life is mentioned in William Brinkley's bestselling novel Don't Go Near the Water. --Wikipedia

Amy Sterling Casil is a 2002 Nebula Award nominee and recipient of other awards and recognition for her short science fiction and fantasy, which has appeared in publications ranging from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction to Zoetrope. She is the author of 28 nonfiction books, over a hundred short stories, three fiction and poetry collections, and three novels. Amy is a founding member and treasurer of Book View Café and former treasurer of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America and teaches writing and composition at Saddleback College. She is the founder of Chameleon Publishing.

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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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