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Volume 0284

ERB ECLECTICA 2000.02.11
Part of the ERBzine Eclectica Series

Note: The Links shared here were posted in February 2000
Some of the off-site, non-ERBzine links may be no longer active.
Before Social Media There Was ERBzine Eclectica that we debuted in January 2000.
Our ERB Motes & Quotes Eclectica was a weekly showcase for all.
This was one of many Webpages that were featured in each week's ERBzine Webzine 
-- an online fanzine that we have published every week since 1996.
the latest ERB news, releases, readers letters, and a boundless collection of items 
of interest to Burroughs and SF/Adventure Fans. 
Images were smaller then as the Internet and computer systems were slower 
-- also server storage was much more expensive. 
Sadly, some of the off-site non-ERBzine links we've shared are no longer active 
- that, we have no control over but they are left here as a curiosity or reference.


1. Chattering From The Shoulder #1 by Nkima
2. The Planetary Society Discover John Carter
3. John Celardo Daily Strip Reprinted  in Indonesia
4. Alan's Edgar Rice Burroughs Page
5. Von Horst's Pellucidar
6. Request From Hong Kong
Starting this week...

Chattering From The Shoulder #1
By Nkima
Frank Frazetta's Tarzan and the Lost Empire - The Apeman and Nkima
Copyright Frank Frazetta and Ace Books

A regular column by David Adams
Nkima likes to chatter but he also likes to listen...
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John Carter Big Little Book
The Planetary Society Discover John Carter
John Carter and the Giant of Mars

Dear Mr. Hillman:
I'm collecting photos that illustrate the way humanity thought about Mars before we actually visited with spacecraft. This is for the next issue of our magazine The Planetary Report, which is published six times a year by the Planetary Society, a non-profit public membership organization dedicated to increasing interest in space exploration and the search for extraterrestrial life.

I ran across your  "Edgar Rice Burroughs: an Illustrated Chrono-log 1941"  while researching his John Carter books. I'd love to use one of the images (attached)...
Donna Stevens
associate editor
The Planetary Society
65 N. Catalina Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106-2301

After explaining that the information displayed in our ERBzine sites is provided for serious collectors and scholars, I referred Donna to Danton Burroughs at ERB, Inc., Tarzana, to obtain clearance to use the following Better Little Book cover image in the Planetary Report ~ JoN

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This John Celardo daily strip (65.08.28) was recently reprinted in an Indonesian paper.
Note that the original text has been left intact with translations added below.

Submitted by Ron de Laat

Alan's Edgar Rice Burroughs Page

Alan and Family
I have added three more adapted etexts to
Alan's Edgar Rice Burroughs Page
(catchy title, eh?!) at
If you have linked to the page with a different address, the old address should still work.

This page started when I was unable to find a copy of At the Earth's Core, so I downloaded the Project Gutenberg text version. Unfortunately, I hate reading plain text, so I converted it to HTML, for easier reading.  I then thought I would try converting the rest of the etexts to HTML.  I have added Pellucidar and A Princess of Mars, as well as Sax Rohmer's Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu (OK, it's not ERB, but it is a pulp book and I couldn't find a copy, so once again I grabbed the etext.)

The next books I plan to convert are the Caspak novels (the whole series is available on Gutenberg.)  Following that I will work on the non-series books, and other pulp/adventure books that seem interesting. Gulliver of Mars is available, as are several more of the Mars books.

The attached image is my family.  I am the chubby guy in the middle.  My daughter, Sarina is almost done with the Mars series, and has read several other ERB works.  She has liked most of them, although not Tarzan, not sure why.  My son has not started them yet and my wife is sadly ERB-deficient, but has other good qualities <grin>.

I do not mean to ignore the Tarzan novels, but they are still readily available in any library or bookstore.  If you have any comments, email me at

Von Horst's Pellucidar is the most comprehensive Pellucidar site on the web. Debuting Christmas day, 1998, it attempts to capture "all things Pellucidar". The site's organization makes manoeuvring easy and it is loaded with sights and sounds like Frazetta pictures and thipdar and jalok screams.

The site opens with an introduction to the inner world  followed by links to the book summaries. Each book page has publishing information, cover scans, and a brief plot summary. The glossary pages are invaluable and Von has these organized by Geography, Characters, Tribes, and Beasts. Visit the Gallery for Pellucidar paintings by Frazetta, St John, Jusko, and Boris. Reviews of Pellucidar pastiches, movies, and comics are all here as well as links to other Pellucidar sites. Journey 500 miles down to Von Horst's Pellucidar. It's the next best thing to being there. Gilaks welcome.

About the webmaster: Lieutenant Frederich Wilhelm Eric von Mendeldorf und von Horst's first memories are of being suckled by a she-wolf as a babe and later running with the Translopians under the midnight moon. He was captured and "tamed" by Count Elobius, who raised and educated him in the finest schools of Bresklo. He later served in the German army, advancing to the rank of Lieutenant. He jumped at the chance to serve under Captain Zuppner on the O-220; destination Pellucidar!

Von Horst's current whereabouts in Pellucidar are unknown but he makes occasional contact with the Warlord of Virginia via Gridley Wave and plans to make a trip to the surface for ECOF 2000.

The Serious Side of von Horst

Visit the Pellucidar Companion Site that we have created at:


SUBJECT: Can I link your page and...
Your great webpage Bill Hillman's ERBzin-e Weekly Online Fanzine
I fr Hong Kong preparing a website containing works of independent cartoonist (draw in leisure). This web is a good jumpstation to connect independent cartoonist in Hong Kong, Taiwan even in other countries.

Can you allow me to translate your work into Chinese weekly/regularly so those don't know English can also read your comic? Please reply this email with your correct email and latest webpage address!!
fr Oscar with thx!
if you have time, pls also see my webpage keep you laugh! Pls also tells this news to other independent cartoonist!

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