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Volume 0767
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J. Allen St. John: Moon Maid - DJ art used in sepia FP
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!!! The latest Giant Deluxe Centennial Moon Maid Trilogy Edition !!!
Available now from ERBbooks

ERB started Part 1: Moon Maid in June 1922
ERB wrote Part 2: The Moon Men under the working title "Under the Red Flag" in April and May 1919
Part 3: The Red Hawk


The Moon Trilogy
Through the treason of a handful of men, contact between earth and the moon had become a nightmare. The world became the tool of the Lunarians, whose plundering and cruelty reduced thriving nations to poverty stricken wastelands. THE MOON MEN is the astounding story of that tragedy, and of the exploits of Julian, the human who dared fight for freedom. It is the story, also, of Red Hawk, Julian's descendant, the nomad who attempted to bring the struggle to its final desperate conclusion.
The Moon Maid: The first manned spaceship to reach the moon discovered a world hidden from human eyes - a world of flying women, of comical cities, and of semi-human monsters who fought for power across these eerie Lunar plains. These men must battle the conflict between themselves and their alien hosts amidst the high adventure that waited for the rescue of the moon maid. After a century of war, all Earth was at peace at last, and friendly communication had been established with the planet Mars. Interplanetary co-operation made possible what neither world had been able to achieve alone -- ships to bridge the distance between the worlds. But The Barsoom, the first Earth-Mars vessel, was treacherously sabotaged, thrown off course, and obliged to make an emergency landing on the moon. And there, beneath the craters, at the interior of the arid satellite, the crew found a world cut off from the rest of the solar system, inhabited by warring The Moon Maid monsters, and the decaying remnants of an ancient civilization.
The Moon Men and The Red Hawk: Through the treason of a handful of men, contact between earth and the moon had become a nightmare. The world became the tool of the Lunarians, whose plundering and cruelty reduced thriving nations to poverty stricken wastelands. THE MOON MEN is the astounding story of that tragedy, and of the exploits of Julian, the human who dared fight for freedom. It is the story, also, of Red Hawk, Julian's descendant, the nomad who attempted to bring the struggle to its final desperate conclusion.
Ed Burroughs' (OB - Other Burroughs) 
Personal Involvement in the Moon Maid saga:
Ref: The Other Burroughs - ERBzine 0051
* OB (age 112) who has been head of the US Bureau of Communications for many years, takes an airliner to Paris on undisclosed business. This is at the end of the great conflict that has been raging, on and off, since 1914 and the masses are celebrating the peace while governments are trying to bring affairs back to normal. 

1968 [THE MOON MEN (in Argosy)] 
* Hunting expedition to Herschel Island in the Arctic to hunt polar bears. 

1969 March [THE MOON MEN (in Argosy)] 
* Rescued from an ice flow and a wounded polar bear by a cruiser of the newly-formed International Peace Fleet. The ship had been instructed to find OB by the President of the United States as the Secretary of Commerce had died suddenly and Edgar Rice Burroughs had been offered the post. The 114-year-old Burroughs accepted the position.


"The Moon Maid": Argosy All-Story Weekly: May 5, 12, 19, 26 and June 2, 1923
    P.J. Monahan cover ~ Stout one B/W illustration in each issue
"The Moon Men": Argosy All-Story Weekly: February 21, 28 and March 7, 14, 1925
    Stockton Mulford cover art in first issue ~ Roger B. Morrison one B/W illlustration in each installment
"The Red Hawk": Argosy All-Story Weekly: September 5, 12, 19, 1925
    Modest Stein cover art for first issue ~ Roger B. Morrison one B/W illustration in each installment
McClurg: February 6, 1926 ~ magazine serial is shortened in the book version ~ 412 pages ~ 1st Ed. Print Run: 5,000 ~ Total: 60,000 ~ Heins word count 140,000
    J. Allen St. John dust jacket with same illustration in sepia frontispiece
Grosset & Dunlap: 1927 ~ 412 pages
    J. Allen St. John dust jacket with same illustration in sepia frontispiece
Modern Mechanics and Inventions: Part 1: The Moon Maid serialized Nov., Dec. 1928 and Jan. Feb. 1929
    C. Saunders B/W and tinted interiors in all four episodes
Grosset & Dunlap: 1940 ~ 412 pages
    J. Allen St. John dust jacket but no frontispiece
Canaveral Press: Parts 1-3 retitled The Moon Men ~ May 17, 1962 ~ 375 pages
    Mahlon Blaine dust jacket and seven interior B/W illustrations
Ace paperback: September 1962 and reprints ~ Part 1: The Moon Maid ~ contains original magazine text ~ 176 pages
    Roy G. Krenkel cover and title page art
Ace paperback: October 1962and reprints  ~ Part 2: The Moon Men and Part 3: The Red Hawk ~ original magzine text ~ 222 pages
Ed Emshwiller cover art ~ Roy G. Krenkel title page drawing
Dover Publications: Moon Maid and The Land That Time Forgot: April 1963 ~ 552 pages
    J. Allen St. John all art from first edition
Ace paperback: fourth reprint ~ Part 1 ~ 187 pages
    Frank Frazetta cover art
Ace paperback: fourth reprint ~ Part 2 only ~ Part 3 excluded
    Frank Frazetta cover art ~ Roy G. Krenkel title page art
Ballantine - Del Rey paperback: May 1992 ~ Pt. 1 Moon Maid ~ 202 pages
    Lawrence Schwinger cover art
Ballantine - Del Rey paperback: June 1992 ~ Pt. 2 Moon Men and Pt. 3 Red Hawk ~ 227 pages
    Lawrence Schwinger cover art
B.H. Wood: October 2000 ~ Limited Collectors Edition of 50 Copies in conjunction with ECOF 2000 Clarksville Tennessee ~ Introduction by Bob Zeuschner, Text Comparison by J.G. Huckenpohler, Glossary by Duane Adams and George McWhorter, Ending Commentary by Tracy Griffin, Printing/Sewing/Binding by Bruce Wood, Text Scanning and Formatting by David Bruce Bozarth, Dust Wrapper Design and Manufacturing by Phil Normand, General Coordination by Jim Thompson ~ Publisher and Driving force behind this project: BRUCE WOOD.
    Dave Hoover: DJ ~ Jeff Doten: frontispiece for Moon Maid ~Tom Yeates: frontispiece for Moon Men and Red Hawk
University of Nebraska Press: Bison Books
For detailed information, see Robert B. Zeuschner's
Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography (ERB, Inc., 2016).
Click on or call 214-405-6741 to order a copy.


Tom Yeates artTom Yeates artJeff Doten art

Liner Notes from the main introduction by Robert B. Zeuschner
The genesis of the tale of THE MOON MAID begins at the end of 1918, and early into 1919. During this year Ed Burroughs was working on TARZAN THE UNTAMED, but took some time off to write a novelette inspired by the recent Bolshevik revolution in Russia.

IN this tale, which he entitled "Under the Red Flag," Burroughs expressed his profound distrust of Russian Communism. Set two hundred years in the future, around 2125, it portrays Ed's guess of what might happen if the Soviet Bolshevik communists actually achieved world domination.

Three years later, he got he idea to change the Soviet Bolsheviks to Kalkars, invaders from the Moon who conquer a peaceful and disarmed earth and set up a totalitarian communistic regime. To make it work, in 1922 Ed wrote a prequel to set the stage, and produced "The Moon Maid" which describes the events leading up to the anti-communist morality tale.

Finally, Burroughs returned to the stories of the Kalkars from the moon and in 1925 he wrote "The Red Hawk," the third part of the trilogy which brings the tale of the Julians to a conclusion. In it the humans have reverted to the life style of the American Indians, and have slowly battled and pushed the Kalkars into the Pacific Ocean through the San Fernando Valley area of southern California.

This very special edition of THE MOON MAID is the first hardcover volume ever to contain the original story in its entirety as it appeared in the initial three installments from the Argosy All-Story Weekly so many years ago.

Publisher's Liner Notes
The book you hold in y our hands is the product of true fan initiative and enthusiasm. When Jim Thompson volunteered, at the Tarzana Dum-Dum in 1999, to host ECOF 2000, he knew that he would use The Moon Maid as the theme. Jim Thompson is the good friend of Julian 9th in THE MOON MEN.

Jim approached "Tangor" (Bruce Bozarth) about producing a commemorative CD such as he had created for his own ERB WAKE in Texas. Jim wanted to do a textual comparison between the original magazine publications and the shorter, edited book version. Apparently, Burroughs himself had done the editing to fit the story into hardcover form and this could be a true variorum edition.

A call for volunteers to help with the project raised J.G. "Huck" Huckenpohler to do the textual comparison. "Abner Perry" (Bruce Wood) was approached about doing a special map for the CD. Abner, it turns out, had been considering producing a special, hand-bound edition of the McClurg first to show off at ECOF 2000. Jim, excited by the idea, suggested that he use the original magazine text and publish an original edition with Huck's commentary. Tangor was enlisted to scan the texts of the Ace paperbacks and to set the type.

The project soon began to take on more momentum. Jeff Doten, new the the ERB Listserve, was approached about doing a frontispiece for THE MOON MAID. Phil Normand was invited to design the book's jacket. Dave Hoover was talked into doing the cover art. Tracy Griffin heard about the project and contributed two short text pieces. Duane Adams was prompted into revising and expanding George McWhorter's original glossary. Bob Zeuschner was asked to provide the Introduction. And then Tom Yeates was added to the team when he volunteered to do a frontispiece for the MOON MEN section.

This special edition of THE MOON MAID has been designed to fit alongside the other McClurg firsts on your Burroughs' bookshelf. There will only be 50 volumes produced, available after September 2000.


Larger pulp cover images in the ERB Pulp Biblio
Plus all the covers in the serializations
Argosy All-Story - May 5, 1923 - The Moon Maid 1/5 .Argosy: February 21, 1925 - Moon Men 1/4 .Argosy: September 5, 1925 - Red Hawk 1/3


Argosy All-Story - February 28, 1925 - The Moon Men 2/4 fpDover Press Edition: Moon Maid and Land That Time Forgot - Cover from J. Allen St. John

Moon Men Ace Cover Art by Ed Emshwiller
Unused and Preliminary and Finished

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ERB's Original Sketch    ::     Burne Hogarth's Interpretation

Moon Maid: Ace Edition - Art by Roy KrenkelAce Edition of Moon Maid: Frank Frazetta cover
The Moon Men: Frazetta Ace PB - 1975Moon Men: Canaveral Edition - Art by Mahlon Blaine

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Jeff Doten Art: ERBville Press Edition

The Moon MaidThe Moon Men (Moon Maid)
Frazetta cover art paintings (click)


William Stout

Tom Floyd

Frank Frazetta alternate and two statue views

Joe Jusko

Mahlon Blaine
Canaveral Edition

Patrice Sanahuja

Dark Horse Comics: Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan #18
Tarzan vs. The Moon Men (Part 2 of 4)
Cover Art by John Totleben ~ Interiors by Yeates and Williamson

Moon Men Illustration
by Reed Crandall

Ballantine - Del Rey paperback: June 1992 ~ Pt. 2 Moon Men and Pt. 3 Red Hawk ~ 227 pages  ::  Moon Maid


Ace F-157 | 1962



From the Krenkel ACE Art Pages


One of almost 20 online ERB adaptations from ERB, Inc. 
THE MOON MEN™ inspired by "The Moon Maid"
Script: Martin Powell ~ Illustrations: Ricardo Jurado

Ace F-159 | 1962 | Frontispiece

Mystery Moon Men :)
(ERB and son Hully take a cooling plunge into the Pacific)

The Moon Maid ~ Tom Stacey edition, 1972


"Final" letter from ERB (actually Rothmund signing "Ed")
to McClurg (Joseph Bray) June 14, 1935

See More Moon Maid Illustrations at:
Moon Maid: Odd Moons
John F. Roy Glossary and Cover Gallery of Foreign Editions
Moon Maid Pulp and Paper: Illustrations
Early Moon Maid Illustrated Bibliography (Pulp Covers, etc)

Burl Burlingame Art

Mahlon Blaine
Cover and Seven Interiors
ERBzine 0879

22 Illustrations from the Marten Jonker Collection
ERBzine 0767a

Submitted by Christopher Paul Carey

When text of ERB's Moon trilogy was prepared for the McClurg hardcover first edition, a key scene from Chapter Seven was cut from the magazine publication of THE MOON MAID in Argosy All-Story Weekly. Read the lost text here:

Scene cut from Chapter Seven of The Moon Maid:

[...]Presently it did not seem either wrong or unnatural that Nah-ee-lah should eat the flesh of the Va-gas, but as for myself, I could never do it, nor ever did.


I reverted again to the matter of her ransom. “If it is not paid,” I asked, “what will become of you?”

“The Va-gas will eat me,” she said simply.

She asked me many questions about my world and its customs, and answered many that I asked her. She was much interested when she learned that our men had but a single wife, for the U-ga, like the Va-gas, have many. She thought that would be very nice, for in Laythe, she said, most of the trouble arose from a man’s women quarreling among themselves.

“And you have but one wife, then?” she asked.

“I have none,” I replied, “I am not married.”

“Why?” she asked.

“I have never fallen in love with any one,” I replied.

“You have no children, then? How terrible!” she said.

“Why?” I asked.

“Why?” she repeated. “Because if you die without leaving children that is the end of you.”

“It is the end of me, anyway, is it not?” I inquired.

“If we leave children, it is not the end of us,” she replied. “We live again in our children’s children, maybe many generations later, but at least we have a chance to live again, unless all our children die childless. It is because of this that the U-ga men have so many wives, for the more children they have, the greater assurance that they will live again. I was to have been married just about the time that the air that runs carried me away from Laythe, but now,” she sighed, “I shall never have children, and so I shall be dead forever. I am sorry, for I like to live, and I was very anxious to keep on living forever.”

Having myself some well-defined convictions upon reincarnation, I was interested in what she said. I questioned her further, asking her what made her believe she would live again in her children if she had any.

“Because I have lived in the past,” she replied. “Is not that sufficient proof that I will live in the future? Do we not, all of us, recall having lived in the past? Therefore, is it not safe for us all to assume that we shall live again?”

“How do you know that you have lived in the past?” I asked.

She looked at me quizzically. “What is my memory given to me for?” she demanded.

“You mean that you can remember past incarnations?” I asked.

“Certainly,” she replied. “Way back in the beginning, ages ago, incarnations far removed are but vague and hazy, and, doubtless, before those are others which I cannot recall at all, but the more recent ones are quite distinct in my memory.”

“Have you always been about what you are now?” I asked.

“I have always been a female,” she replied, “but not always a princess, nor have I always been of Laythe. I have been slave, commoner, princess, and queen in the past. Sometimes my lives have been happy, and sometimes they have not, but there was always happiness in the thought that I should live again, and in the hope for a great number of happy existences in the future.”


We had left the forest, and were returning to the village to our huts when, near the large hut occupied by Ga-va-go, we came suddenly upon Orthis.

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.
Nunez Interviews with Carey and Wheatley


A Fighting Man of Mars
The Moon 'Men'
Land That Time Forgot
The Monster Men
Tanar of Pellucidar
At the Earth's Core
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By Den Valdron
Compiled by John F. Roy
Compiled by George McWhorter ~ Revised by Duane Adams 1999
Updated by Jess Terrell
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Burroughs’ Moon Series: More Than A Sword & Planet Adventure
By Mike Sirota
Glossary of the Moon Maid by Duane Adams

The Graphic Interpretation of THE MOON MEN
is one of over 20 popular adaptations of ERB's novels.
Script: Martin Powell ~ Art, Colour Letters: Ricardo Jurado
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