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Discussions of the works of the greatest storyteller of the 20th Century. Hosted by Jess Terrell, Scott Stewart and Tim DeForest Trademarks including Edgar Rice Burroughs®, Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™, Tarzan®, Tarzan of the Apes®, John Carter®, John Carter of Mars®, Dejah Thoris®, Barsoom®, Pellucidar®, Carson of Venus®, and The Land That Time Forgot® owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and used by permission (for a more complete list of trademarks, visit www.erburroughs.com). This permi ...
 
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Jack London / H.H. Knibbs-inspired, selfless, poetry-spouting, hobo character, Bridge, makes another appearance in the novellete, The Oakdale Affair (original title, Bridge and the Oskalooska Kid). Joining the poetic hobo in this gothic-like tale are many other unusual elements: dark mysterious nights, a deserted haunted farmhouse, a violent thunderstorm, the Oskalooska Kid, a nameless girl, thieves and murderers, Beppo the bear, and other surprises.The Oakdale Affair i ...
 
This is the first book in the Pellucidar series. Pellucidar is a fictional Hollow Earth milieu invented by Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. The stories initially involve the adventures of mining heir David Innes and his inventor friend Abner Perry after they use an “iron mole” to burrow 500 miles into the earth’s crust. (adapted from Wikipedia)
 
Jungle Tales of Tarzan is a collection of twelve loosely-connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, comprising the sixth book in order of publication in his series about the title character Tarzan. Chronologically, the events recounted in it actually occur between chapters 12 and 13 of the first Tarzan novel, Tarzan of the Apes.
 
Tara of Helium, John Carter's second child, is nearly as beautiful as her mother, Deja Thoris, and as independent-minded as her father. These qualities cause her much grief during a long series of imprisonments by hostile aliens. She is aided by a rejected suitor whom she fails to recognize but gradually learns first to trust and then to love, despite what she imagines to be a hopeless chasm between their social classes. A highly evolved race of intelligent beings is discovered in this novel ...
 
The novel picks up where Tarzan of the Apes left off. The ape man, feeling rootless in the wake of his noble sacrifice of his prospects of wedding Jane Porter, leaves America for Europe to visit his friend Paul d’Arnot. On the ship he becomes embroiled in the affairs of Countess Olga de Coude, her husband, Count Raoul de Coude, and two shady characters attempting to prey on them, Nikolas Rokoff and his henchman Alexis Paulvitch.
 
David Innes is a mining heir who finances the experimental "iron mole," an excavating vehicle designed by his elderly inventor friend Abner Perry. In a test run, they discover the vehicle cannot be turned, and it burrows 500 miles into the Earth's crust, emerging into the unknown interior world of Pellucidar. In Burroughs' concept, the Earth is a hollow shell with Pellucidar as the internal surface of that shell. Pellucidar is inhabited by prehistoric creatures of all geological eras, and do ...
 
John Carter is mysteriously conveyed to Mars, where he discovers two intelligent species continually embroiled in warfare. Although he is a prisoner of four-armed green men, his Civil War experience and Earth-trained musculature give him superior martial abilities, and he is treated with deference by this fierce race. Falling in love with a princess of red humanoids (two-armed but egg-bearing), he contrives a daring escape and later rescues the red men from the hostility of another nation of ...
 
David Innes and his captive, a member of the reptilian Mahar master race of the interior world of Pellucidar, return from the surface world in the Iron Mole invented by his friend and companion in adventure Abner Perry.Emerging in Pellucidar at an unknown location, David frees his captive. He names the place Greenwich and uses the technology he has brought to begin the systematic exploration and mapping of the unknown land while searching for his lost companions, Abner, Ghak, and Dian the Be ...
 
Tarzan of the Apes is Burroughs’ exciting, if improbable, story of an English lord, left by the death of his stranded parents in the hands of a motherly African ape who raises him as her own. Although he is aware that he is different from the apes of his tribe, who are neither white nor hairless, he nevertheless regards them as his “people.” When older, larger, stronger apes decide that he an undesirable to be killed or expelled from the tribe, it is fortunate that Tarzan has learned the use ...
 
Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs was first published in 1913. It was the third book in an eleven part series known as the Barsoom Chronicles which relate to a sequence of exciting adventure tales set on the fictional planet of Barsoom. In the Barsoom series, Mars, assumed to be older than Earth, is a dying planet. “Barsoom” is the native word for Mars in the Martian language. The stories first appeared in serialized form in various magazines like All-Story, Argosy, Amazing Stories and ...
 
The story is set in 13th century England and concerns the fictitious outlaw Norman of Torn, who purportedly harried the country during the power struggle between King Henry III and Simon de Montfort. Norman is the supposed son of the Frenchman de Vac, once the king's fencing master, who has a grudge against his former employer and raises the boy to be a simple, brutal killing machine with a hatred of all things English. His intentions are partially subverted by a priest who befriends Norman ...
 
Originally featured as a five-part serial in All-Story Cavalier magazine in 1914 and later published in book form in 1916, The Beasts of Tarzan is the third book in the gripping Tarzan series. Shifting from London to the natural African scenery, the novel follows Tarzan as he finds himself in the wicked ploy of old enemies, which launches him into a mission to save his beloved wife and son, while also caring for his own welfare. Furthermore, he must go back to his previous life and reclaim h ...
 
Burroughs’ first published book, as well as the first book in the Barsoom series, A Princess of Mars is a science fiction novel following the adventures of the heroic John Carter, after he is mysteriously transported to the planet Mars where he meets its divided inhabitants. The novel is considered to be a seminal for the planetary romance, which is a sub-genre of science fantasy. Burroughs’ book has also inspired a number of well known science fiction writers during the beginning of the 20t ...
 
An aristocratic English family is marooned off the coast of West Africa. They find their way into the interior of the dense jungle that lines the coast and here, Lord Greystoke is killed by a predatory ape. Lady Greystoke survives with her infant boy, but in a few months, she too succumbs to the perils of jungle life. The baby is adopted by a maternal she-ape who nurses him along with her own child. This marks the dawn of a legend – Tarzan of the Apes. Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American no ...
 
Published in 1920, Thuvia, Maid of Mars is the fourth book in the Barsoom series and concentrates on Carthoris, the son of infamous John Carter, and Thuvia, the princess of Ptarth, as they find themselves entangled in a complex web of love and strict traditions of Barsoom. A typical Burroughs piece, the installment contains all the required elements of an effective pulp fiction, including a hero, a damsel in distress, unforeseen complications, and a generous supply of action. Welcoming a new ...
 
Burroughs’ second book in the classic Barsoom series, The Gods of Mars is a scientific fiction novel following the adventures of John Carter as he returns to Mars after a ten year hiatus in the hope of being reunited with his wife, child and the Red Martian people. First published as a five-part serial in a pulp magazine in the course of 1913, the novel was later published as a whole in 1918. A tale of audacity, honor, optimism, and perseverance, Burroughs successfully builds on to the previ ...
 
Ancient stories and dusty paperbacks. Science fiction, fantasy, and poetry. All of that wrapped up in a podcast built around reviewing both classic and new books and stories. "Legendary Hero" Music provided by Royalty Free Zone: https://www.youtube.com/royaltyfreezone Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cobwebs/support
 
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An analysis of Chapter 17 of the novel "A Princess of Mars," in which John Carter escapes from one group of Green Martians only to get captured by another group of Green Martians. https://erbpodcast.blogspot.com/ Please visit our store at: https://www.cafepress.com/erbpodcast email us at edgarsmailbag@gmail.com…
 
Jess, Scott and Tim have an enormously entertaining conversation with Al Bohl, writer and director of the 2012 documentary "Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle." This superb and informative film is about the making of the first Tarzan movie in 1918. For more information about the documentary, visit Al's website: https://tarzanlordlajungle.com/ Ali…
 
Jess, Scott and Tim provide commentary on two episodes of the Filmation Tarzan cartoon from the late 1970s: "Tarzan and the Golden Lion" "Tarzan at the Earth's Core" The idea is to listen to our commentary while watching these episodes with the sound turned down and the subtitles on. The series is available on DVD and via Amazon Prime. visit our st…
 
A man on his way to Mars crashes on Venus and finds love, war, and adventure. Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the man behind A Princess of Mars, what kind of adventure awaits? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cobwebs/support…
 
In C. L. Moore's stories Jirel of Joiry is a swordswoman and French leader in the Middle Ages. Her adventures take her face to face with the supernatural, which she attempts to use to seek vengeance against a man who slighted her and her people. A fantastic post-Conan story with its own feel and character. Certainly worth your time! --- This episod…
 
Alien lizards bred over generations to be ridable dragons for humans to do battle on? This science fiction book by Jack Vance won the Hugo award and still stands as a testament to brilliant worldbuilding and characterization. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: htt…
 
Jess, Scott and Tim discuss the 2019 novel Tarzan: The Battle for Pellucidar, by Win Scott Eckert. This novel is part of the New ERB Universe. We intended to cover the book in one episode, but there was a lot to talk about. So this is Part 1, with Part 2 posting in about a week. https://erbpodcast.blogspot.com/…
 
Tim DeForest interviews his nephew Josiah DeForest and artist Ben Alvarez (who designed and drew our website banner) about "The Land That Time Forget," both of whom have read it for the first time. Ben's Deviant Art page can be found here: bena3.deviantart.com https://erbpodcast.blogspot.com/
 
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