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THE MOON MAID
|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.
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* 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)]
1969 March [THE MOON MEN (in Argosy)]
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.
Liner Notes from the main introduction by Robert B. Zeuschner
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 NotesThe 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.
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Dark Horse Comics: Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan #18
Tarzan vs. The Moon Men (Part 2 of 4)
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Moon Men Illustration
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Ace F-157 | 1962
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Ace F-159 | 1962 | Frontispiece
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Moon Maid Illustrated Bibliography
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22 Illustrations from the Marten Jonker Collection
LOST MOON MAID TEXT
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LUNAR LOST WORLDS
By Den Valdron
MOON MAID GLOSSARY
Compiled by John F. Roy
MOON MAID GLOSSARY
Compiled by George McWhorter ~ Revised by Duane Adams 1999
MOON MAID GLOSSARY
Updated by Jess Terrell
A TIME LINE OF ERB's "OTHER BURROUGHS"
Compiled by Bill Hillman
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
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