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Volume 0314
Jasoom - Tarzana - Africa - Pellucidar
BarsoomSasoomVanah - LunaAmtor - Cosoom
The Many Worlds of
Edgar Rice Burroughs Signature
"The master of imaginative fantasy adventure...
...the creator of Tarzan and...
...the 'grandfather of science-fiction'"

ERB ECLECTICA 2000.03.10
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Some of the off-site, non-ERBzine links may be no longer active.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Sadly, some of the off-site non-ERBzine links we've shared are no longer active 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. Classic ERB Covers
2. Deep Secrets: The Discovery and Exploration of Lechuguilla Cave
3. Jungle Tales of Tarzan Newspaper Serial
4. Our Mailbag
5. Don't Feed Nkima in Nikko!
6. Collecting ERB by Glen Eradi
7. Tarzan Visits 9 Chickweed Lane 
8. BBBB Burroughs Bibliophile Bulletin Board
Just in from Lord Passmore... (00.03.09)
Apparently there was a "prehistoric find" on the land (is that serendipitous or what?!). The developers have been forced to shut down while it is evaluated.
(More to come...)
1. Classic ERB Covers

by Richard A. Lupoff. Baltimore: Mirage Press, 1976.
First Edition. Dust jacket by Ron Miller, interior illustrations by Roy G. Krenkel, Jr.
A complete overview of the Mars series.

Deep Secrets: The Discovery and Exploration of Lechuguilla Cave
This cave offers everyone a chance to explore ERB worlds

Pellucidar -- Pellucidar was a subterranean world in several stories written by Edgar Rice  Burroughs. It first appeared in “At the Earth's Core” (1914). This area became well-known as the site of the of subaqueous helictites discovered by Donald G. Davis. The room is accessed via a steep climb out  of the Fortress of Chaos.

Barsoom -- This balcony lies above Pellucidar. The name Barsoom also comes from the fantasies of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and was his name for Mars.

3. Jungle Tales of Tarzan Newspaper Serial

Des Moines Sunday Register - September 28?, 1930
Rescue by ERB: An illustrated episode from
their serialization of Jungle Tales of Tarzan
in which Tarzan and Taug save Teeka.
"The jungle reverberates as 
reat bull apes battle to the death for the
female kidnapped by enemy marauders."

Des Moines Sunday Register - September 28?, 1930
"Revenge" by ERB: An illustrated episode from 
their serialization of Jungle Tales of Tarzan.
Angered by Tartan's interference, 
the Cruel Witch Doctor 
Abducts a Child and places him under the guard of 
two hyenas; and the ape man makes another enemy!

Des Moines Sunday Register
October 19, 1930
"A Night of Terror" by ERB:
An illustrated episode from
their serialization of
Jungle Tales of Tarzan.


Dear Mr. Hillman:

I am working on an exhibit that will travel in celebration of Dr. Jane Goodall's 40 years of primate research in Gombe/Tanzania. Interestingly enough, her inspiration for going to Africa to study chimps came from her reading TARZAN as a child. I hope to write to Dr. Goodall tonight to find out what edition she might have read. I would like to use an illustration from an edition of a similar vintage in the exhibit. Can you offer me some insight on how this could be possible? I would be very grateful if you could respond as quickly as possible so that I can begin. Jane is in her early 60's now so I imagine that she was reading Tarzan books in 1940's, but the edition could have been printed earlier. Thank you so much for your wisdom in this matter.

Hilary Hatfield

Dear Mr. Hillman,

I am working on a book entitled Literary Chicago: A Book Lover's Guide to the Windy City. It will be published by a small Chicago publisher, Lake Claremont Press, later this year. I plan to have a section on Edgar Rice Burroughs. I am very impressed with the level of detail you have on your site (you certainly are a devoted fan!) and am wondering if I can obtain permission to use a few details in my book. Primarily I want to mention his house addresses in Chicago and Oak Park, and his office address in Oak Park. Obviously, I would give you credit in the book and list your Web site URL.

In addition, could you possibly make copies of photos available? It's quite possible I can get them here (I'm going to the Oak Park Historical Society tomorrow, in fact; they currently have an exhibit on Burroughs), but thought I would ask. I assume there would be a fee for this, and am wondering what would be involved (I need real glossy prints that can be used in the book).

Thanks for your consideration,

Greg Holden

Kaor! I am a Japanese ERB fan.
I visit your great ERB site,and excitinng.

I want to read "The Scientists Revolt". If you have this story, please send me copy.
I have many Japanese ERB books. I can sent these books to you.

I can understand English, a little.
I'm sorry, and Good bye.

Hideki Nagata

5. Don't Feed Nkima in Nikko!
Nikko says 'don't feed the monkeys'
TOKYO (AP) - The central Japanese tourist town of Nikko is fed up with monkey-feeding tourists. "Don't feed the monkeys," warns a first-of-its-kind ordinance submitted to Nikko's assembly Monday. Troops of wild macaques are among the area's best-known attractions, along with a 318-foot waterfall and a shrine that is the burial place of the 16th century shogun who unified Japan. The Toshogu shrine features three of the world's famous monkeys: statues of the see-no-evil, hear-no-evil, speak-no-evil trio. But Nikko's real-life simians are causing their share of evil - damaging property and occasionally biting people while scavenging for food. Government officials blame doting tourists for teaching the monkeys to accept handouts.
For Nkima's side of the story see:
ERBzine 0305: Chattering From The Shoulder #5 - 00.03.10
Seeing the Mahar
By Nkima

        I dream the dream of the Mahar,
        The deep dweller of Pellucidar.

        She appears to me in dark dragon caverns;
        I cannot speak as she unfolds her wings.
        Old Burroughs knew enough to place her there,
        Swimming beneath the hollow springs
        To enlighten us of the hidden lair.

        I go down to listen to the silence of the Mahars.
        She fans the air with the nothing that is there.

        Our shadows lay against the rock
        In the core of Pellucidar.
        There is no use for tears
        Where the tomb is familiar.

        Human companions stand close together
        Fingering stone-age spears, castaways
        Gazing at the Mahar
        As she swallows up their gaze.

        In the darkness of the dream dwells the Mahar.
        She is the damp reptilian brain
        That snaps up the maiden
        To sip her terror without pain.

        We are in the dream of the Mahar.
        She sends our shadows across the rock,
        Bidding a presence we cannot mock.

        Beyond the cave, light eternal fares,
        Yet we are drawn down to all the Mahar owns,
        (Puny heroic warrior drones)
        Stick-men captured by old dragon schemes
        That sleep within the night of our nightmares
        And dream our deepest dreams.
        Old Burroughs knew enough to look into the face
            of the Mahar;
        He sees her waving wings at the core.
        While we are yet blind and dumb,
        He leads us through a secret door.

        Burroughs knew enough to shove the Mahar
        Into the edges of the kingdom,
        Yet he knew another wisdom;
        The Mahar is always there.

        There is no doubt that the Earth is hollow
        And filled with every ancient thing.
        We close our eyes and see but threads,
        A darkened cave, a central sun,
        But to find the Mahar
        We have to circumnavigate our heads
        And redistribute the bones of our skeleton.

6. Collecting ERB by Glen Eradi
Soon To Be Released By Schiffer Publishing:
A  guide book for Edgar Rice Burroughs fans containing over 255 colour photos. The book is a companion volume to "Guide to Tarzan Collectibles." This trade edition paperback covers all types of non-Tarzan ERB related memorabilia: hard and softcover books, comics, trading cards, foreign items, etc.

7. Tarzan Visits 9 Chickweed Lane - March 8, 2000 ERB Cartoons


Hosted by Jim Thompson
Guests: Barry Stubbersfield & Mary Burroughs
MAY 18 - 21, 2000

DUM-DUM 2000
~ The Annual Convention of the Burroughs Bibliophiles ~
July 13-16, 2000
Lands Inn at Grandville, MI.
Special guest: Johnny Sheffield
Room Rates and Registration Fees: TBA

Thanks for 17 years of great Tarzan Sunday Pages!

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