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EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS STILL LIVES!
In recent years there has been
an explosion of new books dedicated to the legacy of
Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Master of Fantasy Adventure
~ Grandfather of American Science Fiction
Creator of Tarzan, John Carter
and countless Fantastic Worlds
and Exciting Characters.
The authorized editions and
most popular releases are featured on this ERBzine Webpage.
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The Wild Adventures of Edgar
Rice Burroughs Series
Books One to Six from Edgar
Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don
By Will Murray
With the African continent engulfed by World War II, John Clayton,
Lord Greystoke, abandons his role as Lord of the Jungle in order to combat
the spreading Nazi menace. Flying a P40 Tomahawk warplane, Clayton is sent
on his first mission: to rescue the missing British Military Intelligence
officer code-named Ilex. But the daring task plunges him into his savage
past after he’s forced down in a lost land that seems hauntingly familiar.
When Tarzan of the Apes returns to the prehistoric realm called Pal-ul-don,
he must revert to his most savage persona, that of Tarzan-jad-guru—Tarzan
Tarzan: On the Precipice
by Michael A. Sanford
Cover and Interior Illustrations: Will Meugniot
With Tarzan alone in Wisconsin after nobly allowing Jane to leave with
his cousin – who believes he is the rightful heir to the Greystoke estate
– Tarzan is despondent and seeks the wilderness to console himself. And
there is a vast wilderness just north of him in Canada. Intending to be
alone, Tarzan is soon anything but. Captured and put in chains by vicious
criminals, Tarzan is pushed off the precipice of a volcanic crater. While
surviving that fall he discovers a lost Viking civilization, but he again
becomes a captive. And this time the odds are overwhelming. Tarzan’s punishment
Includes running unarmed through a gauntlet of a dozen heavily armed Norsemen
with axes, swords and hammers. Tarzan’s fight for survival is epic and
will keep you fascinated throughout the entire novel. Join Tarzan as he
ventures into Canada and encounters untold dangers with deadly consequences
that cast doubt on whether Tarzan can ever return to Africa.
by Thomas Zachek
Cover Art: Joe Jusko / Interior Illustrations: Douglas Klauba
Three tales of Tarzan at Point Station – a remote English outpost near
the Waziri homelands – set during the advent of World War II. With greater
European intrusion to the Bolongo River Basin, Tarzan becomes embroiled
in increasingly dangerous events as cultures clash.
1] Tarzan and the “Fountain of Youth”: Searching for the missing son
of a friend, Tarzan encounters agents of an unscrupulous pharmaceutical
company exploiting jungle resources for its own profit.
2] Tarzan and the Cross of Vengeance: A team of archaeologists make
a groundbreaking discovery; a group of well-meaning but naive American
missionaries arriving to convert the native tribes; and a ruthless band
of men with a dark purpose stir up a heady mix of challenges for Tarzan,
fomenting an intertribal war that only he can stop.
3] Tarzan the Conqueror: When the Third Reich invades Africa to exploit
the land for riches and enslave the native populations in labor camps,
Tarzan leads the tribes in an un-precedented tribal resistance.
Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy Under Siege
by Ralph N. Laughlin & Ann E. Johnson
Cover Art: Tom Gianni / Interior Illustrations: Mike Grell
This is a seminal book as it introduces four generations of Tarzan,
including Tarzan’s great grandson, Jonathan, who is unsure of his place
in the Tarzan Legacy. Also in this novel, Tarzan’s African estate is demolished
and many people are killed by an unknown guerrilla militia; Tarzan’s son,
Jack, is accused of Dian Fossey’s murder and is sought by the authorities;
and Tarzan’s grandson, Jackie – who runs the behemoth Greystoke Trust –
is accused and imprisoned for crimes against the Crown – a capital offense.
This compelling tale, set in the 1980s, chronicles the family’s epic battle
A Soldier of Poloda
Further Adventures Beyond the Farthest Star
by Lee Strong
Cover Art: Chris Peuler / Interior Illustrations: Earl Geier
Like fellow Earthman, Tangor from the story Beyond the Farthest Star,
American OSS officer Thomas Randolph is mysteriously teleported to a foreign
planet where he lands in the center of a 100-year war that mirrors the
Allied Powers’ struggle against Adolph Hitler’s Third Reich. Unlike Tangor,
Randolph – now Tomas Ran – finds himself behind enemy lines where he gains
a first-hand view of the inner workings of the corrupt Kapar empire. Will
Tomas, using his OSS skills, be able to devise a plan to escape with the
beautiful Unisan prisoner, Loris Kiri, that will allow them to join her
countrymen in their struggle against the Kapars?
American novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs debuted the world of Poloda
in the pulp story Beyond the Farthest Star in 1940 just as
Hitler’s Nazis marched across Europe and the Imperial Japanese extended
their reach across the South Pacific. Burroughs’ youthful idealism regarding
the nobility of America’s previous war efforts had given way to a mature
perspective of the savagery of combat that stains every battlefield. Burroughs’
deeply-held views are reflected in this tale about a planet ravaged by
100 years of conflict as the nation of Unis devotes its entire existence
to the struggle of freedom against tyranny.
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SWORDS AGAINST THE MOON MEN
A sequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ THE MOON MAID
by Christopher Paul Carey
Cover art by Chris Peuler and interior illustrations by Mark Wheatley
Hailed by author and science fiction scholar Richard Lupoff as a "masterpiece
of science fiction" and a "pioneer work of the modern school of social
extrapolation in science fiction," Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic lunar
trilogy—The Moon Maid, The Moon Men, and The Red Hawk—tells the
generational tale of humanity’s fight for freedom against alien conquerors
from the Moon. The hero, Julian, finds his soul perpetually reincarnated
in the bodies of his successive grandsons, fated to confront—down through
the centuries —the vicious Kalkars who have subjugated Earth.
The epic saga continues in this by Christopher
Paul Carey novel, Swords Against the Moon Men.
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Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan
by Robin Maxwell
Cambridge, England, 1905. Jane Porter is hardly a typical woman of
her time. The only female student in Cambridge University's medical program,
she is far more comfortable in a lab coat dissecting corpses than she is
in a corset and gown sipping afternoon tea. A budding paleoanthropologist,
Jane dreams of traveling the globe in search of fossils that will prove
the evolutionary theories of her scientific hero, Charles Darwin. When
dashing American explorer Ral Conrath invites Jane and her father to join
an expedition deep into West Africa, she can hardly believe her luck. Africa
is every bit as exotic and fascinating as she has always imagined, but
Jane quickly learns that the lush jungle is full of secrets?and so is Ral
Conrath. When danger strikes, Jane finds her hero, the key to humanity's
past, and an all-consuming love in one extraordinary man: Tarzan of the
Apes. Jane is the first version of the Tarzan story written by a woman
and authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate. Its publication marked
the centennial of the original Tarzan of the Apes.
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Jake "Buddy" Saunders
The Martian Legion: In Quest of Xonthron
By Jake "Buddy" Saunders
Presenting a Pantheon of ERB Heroes Conceived by Edgar Rice Burroughs,
Brought to life by Jake (Buddy) Sanders, Russ Cochran and Team
In 1913, Edgar Rice Burroughs contemplated penning a crossover tale
uniting his two greatest creations, Tarzan and John Carter of Mars. He
ultimately gave the idea up as unworkable, concerned that he couldn’t do
justice to both heroes in one novel. In an alternate universe, Burroughs
not only wrote that tale, he lived it—and presented the manuscript to author
Jake “Buddy” Saunders' grandfather. Decades later, Saunders has chosen
to share it with the world.
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Tarzan and the Cannibal King
By Jake Saunders
A delightful, action-packed, never before told coming of age Tarzan
tale from Burroughs aficionado Jake Saunders. Features a full
color dust jacket, gold stamped cloth and printed on 80# paper with a letterpress
printed title page and symth-sewn binding. The story is wonderfully
illustrated with page designs by Zavier Cabarga and nine full color paintings
(3 fold-out) by acclaimed artist Alex Niño.
Tarzan and the Cannibal King is Available in Two Editions
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Robert B. Zeuschner
Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography
By Robert B. Zeuschner
This bibliography is the most comprehensive, entertaining and visually
stunning guide to the works of ERB ever published. Edgar Rice Burroughs,
well known for his tales of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars, has been rightfully
dubbed the Master of Adventure, but few are aware of the truly fantastic
landscapes encompassed by that title. During his lifetime, Burroughs created
worlds that ranged from the Earth's core to the Farthest Star, inhabited
by larger-than-life heroes and heroines, populated by unimaginable creatures
and captivating landscapes. Now, Dr. Robert B. Zeuschner, one of the world's
most highly respected ERB scholars, has put together a one-of-a-kind illustrated
bibliography that is a must for anyone interested in ERB, the history of
pulp fiction and the works that inspired Superman and every other pulp
hero since. EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: THE BIBLIOGRAPHY, features over 2000
annotated, illustrated entries describing ERB publications from 1911 to
the present and 500 color images including 1st and reprint edition books
and dustjackets, paperbacks and the 97 ERB story-related pulp covers
Two 736-page editions are available in limited numbers and both editions
are 7 by 10 inch hardcover books.
Scott Tracy Griffin
Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration
By Scott Tracy Griffin
With the full cooperation of Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., Scott Tracy
Griffin has compiled the only official commemorative visual history of
Tarzan. Lavishly illustrated and with fascinating insight into every element
of Edgar Rice Burroughs' extraordinary legacy, the book commemorates 100
years of Tarzan tales, television, movies and memorabilia. Internationally-acclaimed
Edgar Rice Burroughs expert Scott Tracy Griffin explores the 24 original
novels and the many varied appearances on stage, screen and in print. Each
receives a detailed commentary, illustrated with some of the most evocative
and beautiful artworks, illustrations and photographs, many rarely seen
in print before.
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Tarzan On Film
By Scott Tracy Griffin
In this authoritative volume, writer and historian Scott Tracy Griffin
traces the development of the history-making Tarzan franchise, from the
motion-picture industry's early silents and serials, through the high point
of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer era featuring Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen
O'Sullivan, to modern worldwide hits like Greystoke: The Legend of
Tarzan, Lord of the Apes and Walt Disney Studios' animated Tarzan.
Back to the Stone Age, Publisher’s Limited
By Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ Editor: Jim Gerlach
This Limited Edition BACK TO THE STONE AGE novel was first printed
in 1937 and now reprinted using the Original Printing Plates! Each book
will be signed and numbered [edition of 300] and will feature spectacular
full-color illustrations – stunning works by some of the best ERB artists
past and present. The book will be printed the same way ERB books were
printed 50 years ago – only better. A master printer will use the original
plates to letterpress print on premium paper which will be sewn and cased
into a vintage-style binding, and covered in a dust jacket produced by
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Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Descriptive Bibliography
of the Grosset and Dunlap Reprints
by B. J. Lukes
This is the definitive guide to the most prolific publisher of
the books of Edgar Rice Burroughs. It features a full color dust jacket,
gold stamped cloth over boards, over 1000 entries and 450 images including
a 28 page full color section. Author Joe Lukes has created an authoritative,
concise and carefully researched bibliography important to collectors,
and valued by rare book dealers, libraries, and auction sites. The
author includes over 1000 entries and provided a thorough analysis of the
ERB Grosset and Dunlap books based on over 40 years of research and study.
He not only chronicles the various reprints by G&D, but he recounts
much of the history of how these millions of books came to be published.
his work is clearly a remarkable labor of love that pays tribute to the
imaginative mind of Mr. Edgar Rice Burroughs, one of the greatest storytellers
of the twentieth century.
Special Editions by
Sean Eagan ~ Michael Hatt ~ Martin Powell
Tarzan: The Biography (A giant 415-page
By Sean Egan
In 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs created Tarzan, an orphaned English lord
given a simian upbringing in the African jungle. The ’ape-man’ has been
an iconic character ever since. Tarzan: The Biography traces his history
in prose, film, comic strips, comic books, radio, stage, television, video
games and merchandise. It contains exclusive interviews with Burroughs
family and associates, and with actors, directors, writers and artists
who have brought the character to the public. Originally published as Ape-Man,
this improved publication has been fully updated and augmented by over
100 images. This is the definitive word on the Lord of the Jungle. Interviewees
include: • Danton Burroughs, grandson of Edgar Rice Burroughs • Gerry Conway
and Roy Thomas, Tarzan comics writers • Gary Goddard, co-screenwriter of
Tarzan the Ape Man (Bo Derek version) • Hugh Hudson, director of Greystoke
• Joe Kubert, Tarzan comics artist • Christopher Lambert, star of Greystoke
• Denny Miller, Tarzan actor • Michael Moorcock, author and Tarzan expert
• R A Salvatore, Tarzan author • David Yates, director of The Legend of
Tarzan “… excellent book … Egan writes … with a winning mixture of affection,
cattiness and awe-inspiring erudition" - Starburst
I extend my vast gratitude to lifelong Edgar Rice Burroughs fan
Bill Hillman, who provided assistance over and above the endless queries
he patiently answered simply via maintaining his multitude of ERB sites,
the main one of which -- ERBzine.com -- constitutes a staggering Burroughs
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Tarzan Slept Here
By Michael Hatt
For over two decades, the “small town” of Coldwater, Michigan provided
a “big city” getaway for Tarzan author, Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan Slept
Here details the authors time spent in Coldwater, the summer home to his
wife’s family, the Hulberts. A pair of Burroughs’ well-known works were
penned in Coldwater: “Beyond Thirty” was imagined at Sunnyside Farm; and
the fourth chapter of Jungle Tales of Tarzan was written
while overlooking Morrison Lake. Written by Michigan author and historian,
Michael A. Hatt, and illustrated with numerous photos and artifacts of
the period, Tarzan Slept Here tells of life-changing decisions made by
Burroughs, in this often overlooked chapter of his life.
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Edgar Rice Burroughs' Jungle Tales of Tarzan
Script by Martin Powell with many contributing artists
Twelve stories from twelve dynamic, diverse artists in a brand new
Tarzan anthology based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic pulp novel. Each
vine-swinging tale takes place within chapter eleven of Tarzan of
the Apes -- between Tarzan's avenging of his ape foster mother's
death and his ascent to leader of his ape tribe--and has been matched up
with an artist whose passion for Burroughs' work will ensure Jungle Tales
of Tarzan becomes a cherished contribution to the Tarzan canon.
Michael D. Sellers ~ Will Murray ~ Bobby Nash/Jamie
John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood
By Michael D. Sellers
How did Disney's film become a calamity of historic proportions?
Michael Sellers, a Hollywood filmmaker himself, saw the disaster approaching
and fought to save the project - but without success. In John Carter and
the Gods of Hollywood, Sellers details every blunder and betrayal that
led to the doom of the motion picture - and that left countless Hollywood
careers in the wreckage. JOHN CARTER AND THE GODS OF HOLLYWOOD examines
every aspect of Andrew Stanton's adaptation and Disney's marketing campaign
and seeks to answer the question: What went wrong? it includes a history
of Hollywood's 100 year effort to bring the film to the screen, and examines
the global fan movement spawned by the film.
More at: http://thejohncarterfiles.com
King Kong vs. Tarzan
By Will Murray
Beast-God Versus Ape-Man. The year was 1933. Filmmaker Carl Denham
had captured the stupendous monster he had dubbed "King" Kong. But that
was only the beginning. Denham was determined to get the dethroned ruler
of Skull Mountain Island back to America, and cash in on the greatest wild
animal capture in human history. The saga of how Kong was taken in chains
from his Indian Ocean kingdom to New York City has never been told. In
order for the cargo freighter Wanderer to make the long transit to the
Atlantic, she is forced to circumnavigate Africa—jungle home of the legendary
Tarzan of the Apes! Here is the long-anticipated clash between the Monarch
of Skull Island and Lord of the Jungle. When the largest anthropoid who
ever lived encounters the savage superman raised by the great apes, will
they make peace—or war?
At The Earth's Core
Adapted by Bobby Nash ~ Illustrated by Jamie Chase
Edgar Rice Burroughs' 1914 pulp fantasy epic comes to life! This special,
limited edition hardcover features an extensive gallery of behind-the-scenes
sketches and characters studies from Jamie Chase, further expanding the
world of Pellucidar.
David A. Ullery ~ Stan Galloway ~ Brian Bohnett
The Tarzan Novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs:
An Illustrated Reader's Guide
By David A. Ullery
Those who recognize that the original Tarzan is a literary creation
of Edgar Rice Burroughs understand that the exploits of Tarzan are best
explored through the magical medium of the printed word. Readers can experience
a journey that lasts through 24 books and wanders not only into the jungle
depths but farther down through the Earth's crust intothe savage prehistoric
land of Pellucidar. Also covered is the long out of print The Tarzan
Twins as well as the more recent Tarzan, the Lost Adventure
and The Eternal Savage. This book serves as a literary guide
to all the Tarzan novels.
The Teenage Tarzan
By Stan Galloway
Following the 1912 publication of his wildly successful Tarzan
of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs authored four bestselling sequels
in quick succession. In 1916, Burroughs decided to backtrack a bit by recounting
selected adventures from Tarzan's teenage years. The result was Jungle
Tales of Tarzan, a dozen short stories bearing such titles as "Tarzan's
First Love" and "Tarzan Captures the Moon" and which chronicle the events
preceding the youthful hero's ascension to "King of the Jungle." The adolescent
phase of the character is the primary focus of this detailed analysis.
The context, themes, motifs, and stylistic techniques of Jungle Tales of
Tarzan are all fully explored, as well as the property's literary antecedents
and its links to the various comic book and film adaptations of Edgar Rice
Burroughs' most celebrated and enduring creation.
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The Remarkable Enid Markey: First Lady of
the Tarzan Films
By Brian Bohnett
Enid Markey's storied career is well presented in the book. Numerous
illustrations show her advancement from budding starlet to established
icon. This highly illustrated edition includes a visual cornucopia of photos,
clips, posters, advertisements and events from her life and career. A special
starring role as Jane Porter in the first Tarzan movie, "Tarzan of the
Apes", a silent movie from 1918, is discussed in detail. Brian Bohnett
has done his own "remarkable" job of researching and writing the book.
Always easy to read, and always informative, Enid Markey's life is laid
out in a rich visual display. Anyone with any interest in Hollywood history
cannot ignore this book.
Charles A. Madison (ed) ~ David Lemmo ~ Mike Resnick/Robert
T. Garcia (editors)
Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Master of Pulp Storytelling
Edited by Charles A. Madison ~ Foreword by John "Bridge"
Cover Illustrations: Vaclav Cutta: Czech Edition of The Gods of
Contributors: Patrick H. Adkins ~ David Critchfield ~ J. G. Huckenpohler
~ Charles A. Madison ~ John Flint Roy ~ Suzannah Rowntree ~ Abraham Sherman
~ Den Valdron ~ John C. Wright ~ Robert B. Zeuschnerr
(Most of the contributors are regular ERBzine contributors.)
An anthology of essays and articles illuminating the world and world-making
of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
The acknowlegement to Bill Hillman was most appreciated:
"One of the uberfans, the web master and editor of erbzine.com,
the indispensable person in the ERB world. His website is a treasure trove
for anyone interested in any aspect of the phyenomenon that is Edgar Rice
Burroughs. In my writing, I have consulted his web site many times. Also,
I have personally made many requests of Bill for information and guidance.
He has come through every time."
Tarzan, Jungle King of Popular Culture
By David Lemmo
"If you're looking for a well-researched and well-written history of
Edgar Rice Burrough's best-known fictional creation, you needn't look any
further. Tarzan fans will devour this book"--Booklist
From his first appearance in 1912, Tarzan became a multimedia franchise
whose cultural influence extended well beyond mere entertainment. The original
20th century superhero, the Lord of the Apes was the inspiration behind
such early archetypes as The Shadow and Doc Savage, themselves the basis
for heroes like Batman and Superman. Long before Comic-Cons and Trekkies,
the first Tarzan fan club was formed in America in 1916, pioneering the
fandom movement that pervades modern pop culture. This book examines Tarzan
in his various media representations--hunter, warrior, secret agent, fighter
of communists and Nazis--and in his numerous story arcs, including crossover
adventures featuring historical characters like Arthur Conan Doyle and
ERBzine, the official Edgar Rice Burroughs tribute and weekly
webzine site, with over 15,000 pages of archives. ERBzine has it all: documents,
photographs, artwork and lots of information.
Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edited by Mike Resnick and Robert T. Garcia ~ Art
by Dave Seeley
Original theme anthology. Eleven new tales set in the legendary
worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Contains stories by top writers such as
Mercedes Lackey, Sarah Hoyt, and Mike Resnick.
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TARZAN BOOKS by ANDY BRIGGS
Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy
By Andy Briggs
Robbie Canler flees to the Congo to escape a dark secret, and finds
work with an illegal logging operation. Suddenly, his camp is attacked
by a savage force. When Jane Porter, the daughter of the camp’s boss, goes
missing, the loggers assume bloodthirsty rebel soldiers have kidnapped
her. Spurred into action, Robbie sets out alone to find her—completely
unaware that he is being watched.
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Tarzan The Jungle Warrior
By Andy Briggs
The world’s most infamous hunter, Nikolas Rokoff, is sent into the
jungle to steal a rare prize from Tarzan’s camp. But Tarzan and his friends
Jane and Robbie will stop at nothing to track him down—crossing the wild
rainforest and hostile African savannah on a daring rescue mission.
Tarzan: The Savage Lands
By Andy Briggs
The treacherous Lord Greystoke arrives at the logger’s camp in the
Congo, and will stop at nothing to find and assassinate his long-lost cousin,
Tarzan. Robbie and Jane set out through the jungle to warn Tarzan, and
find themselves trapped in the sprawling ancient city of Opar, where the
insane Queen La rules an army of man-eating apes. With a volcano threatening
to explode, Tarzan, Robbie, and Jane must form an unlikely alliance to
save themselves. Not everyone will make it out alive.
By Alex Vernon
On Tarzan is a sometimes playful, sometimes serious, and always provocative
consideration of the twentieth century's best-known fictional character.
It is also the first book-length investigation of a century's worth of
Tarzan's incarnations and our varied imaginative responses to them. As
Alex Vernon looks at how and why we have accorded mythical, archetypal
status to Tarzan, he takes stock of the Tarzan books, films, and comics
as well as some of the many faux- and femme-Tarzan rip-offs, the toys and
other tie-in products, the fanzines, and the appropriation of Tarzan's
image in the media.
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