Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs

Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs

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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

" [A]ltogether a fitting and enjoyable tribute to the worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs."-- SF Crowsnest
Publisher: Riverdale, New York : Baen Books, c2013
ISBN: 9781476737072
Branch Call Number: PAPERBACK
Characteristics: 496 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Tarzan and the great war / Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Fallen, a tale of pellucidar / Mercedes Lackey
Scorpion men of Venus / Richard A. Lupoff
Forgotten sea of Mars / Mike Resnick
Apache lawman / Ralph Roberts
Moon maid over Manhattan / Peter David
Tarzan and the Martian invaders / Kevin J. Anderson, Sarah A. Hoyt
Two Billys, a mucker story / Max Allan Collins, Matthew Clemens
To the nearest planet / as told to Todd McCaffrey
Dead world / as related by David Innes to F. Paul Wilson via Gridley Wave
Tarzan and the land that time forgot / Joe R. Lansdale

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marysneedle Feb 25, 2014

I picked up the “Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs” anthology for two reasons. One, I like ERB, and two, one of the stories is written by one of my favorite authors, Kevin J Anderson. This book was an enjoyable read and the authors did a great job with their stories in ERBs different worlds. I loved most of the stories. There were a couple of exceptions that were a little disappointing. “The Scorpion Men of Venus” by Richard A Lupoff where the Characters were at least in my opinion portrayed as very shallow, and “To the Nearest Planet” by Todd McCaffrey which started out awesome but the ending left me scratching my head. Anyway I thought it was a great collection and any ERB fan will love it. My favorite stories were which is hard because they were mostly all great was “The Forgotten Sea of Mars” by Mike Resnick, “Tarzan and the Martian Invaders” by Kevin J Anderson, and “The Dead World” by F. Paul Wilson. However other than the two I mentioned above I really enjoyed all of them.

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