Edgar Rice Burroughs “Dum Dum” Conference

Posted on July 19, 2018

d Click on the thumb to watch the video. Edgar Rice Burroughs “Dum Dum” Conference is August 2nd through 5th in Morgan City , Louisiana.
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Pellucidar : World Beyond Time

Posted on July 12, 2018

Edgar Rice Burroughs launched the Pellucidar cycle of seven novels with At the Earth’s Core. Penned in January 1913, it was his sixth story written for magazine publication, following his sequels Gods of Mars and The Return of Tarzan. In the novel, Connecticut mining heir David Innes invests in eccentric inventor Abner Perry’s “iron mole,” a mechanical drilling vehicle with which they hope to prospect subterranean ore. The device malfunctions, marooning the two of them in a mysterious land inside the hollow earth, populated by cavemen, dinosaurs, and other prehistoric fauna. It was Burroughs’s first Stone Age story.

The notion of the earth as a hollow sphere dates back at least to a 1692 paper by Edmond Halley, discoverer of the famed comet that bears his name, who postulated a series of concentric spheres with polar openings. In 1818, John Cleve Symmes expanded this theory, even petitioning the U.S. Congress for funds to launch an expedition to locate the polar opening.

Lands inside the earth are a recurrent theme in genre fiction; Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), with prehistoric beasts and giant primitive men, is perhaps the best known of the genre.

In Pellucidar, there is no night and no time – due to a tiny central sun, it is permanently high noon. The horizon curves upward into the haze of the distance. Land and water areas are transposed from the outer earth, resulting in a greater land mass than the surface world. There is a small pendant moon, which rotates with the earth, thus remaining permanently over the mysterious Land of the Awful Shadow. The Pellucidarian moon is another of Burroughs’s undeveloped ideas, tossed into the series, perhaps in view of a sequel that remained unwritten.

The first two novels of the series, At the Earth’s Core and its sequel Pellucidar, concern the protagonists’ efforts to lead a revolt against the Mahars, a malevolent race of rhamphorhynchus-like reptiles that have enslaved the humans, whom they consider a delicacy. The Mahars, an all-female race, communicate by exchanging thoughts in the “fourth dimension” and have no hearing or spoken language. They are the most intellectual race in Pellucidar, scientists who perform vivisection on humans, whom they consider dumb animals. Mahars are aided by their minions, the Sagoths, hairy missing-link apemen, who enslave the races of cavemen of the Earth’s core.

In Tanar of Pellucidar, Jason Gridley discovers a previously undiscovered radio frequency, and soon stumbles across Abner Perry’s broadcasts from Pellucidar. Ever the incompetent inventor, Perry invents a radio in Pellucidar, but can only broadcast in a frequency not receivable by the outer world – until Tarzana tinkerer Gridley discovers the frequency and names it the Gridley Wave.

This third inner-earth tale introduces Tanar, a cave warrior who journeys across the land and faces the Korsars, seagoing brigands descended from buccaneers who sailed into the inner world through a polar opening. Innes’s imprisonment by these Korsars spurs Jason Gridley and Tarzan’s rescue mission in Tarzan At the Earth’s Core.

Lieutenant Wilhelm von Horst, a mate on the O-220, is separated from the mission and left behind in Pellucidar. Back to the Stone Age, a sequel to Tarzan at the Earth’s Core, details his struggle for survival among the savage tribes and animals, including the Ganaks, minotaur-like creatures and Gorbuses, a hellish cannibalistic race of albinos.

Land of Terror, the sixth tale, is another book of Odyssean wanderings, as David Innes and a rescue party locate von Horst, and seek their way home. David and his mate Dian face more strange creatures and cultures, including the warrior women of Oog, the mad Jukans, and man-eating giants of Azar.

In Savage Pellucidar David and Dian encounter the men of the Bronze Age cities Lolo-Lolo and Tanga-Tanga, as their ally Hodon the Fleet One pursues his love O-aa across the inner world. The tale is further enlivened by the comic relief of Ah-gilak, “the little old man whose name was not Dolly Dorcas,” a nineteenth-century sailor stranded in Pellucidar.

One authorized sequel to the Pellucidar series has been published. Mahars of Pellucidar (1976) by John Eric Holmes relates the tale of Christopher West (named for Holmes’s son), a scientist whose heroics and mighty weapon win him the sobriquet Red Axe. At the Earth’s Core was filmed by Amicus productions in 1976, and the Pellucidar tales have been adapted to the comics by John Colman Burroughs in Hi-Spot Comics #2, 1940, and later in DC’s Weird Worlds and Tarzan Family in the 1970s.

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Now available in SOFTCOVER – Untamed Pellucidar

Posted on June 21, 2018

An all-new Pellucidar adventure novel by Lee Strong (author of A Soldier of Poloda) with cover and interior art by Douglas Klauba

Northern Russia, 1924: The Red Army is eliminating those who resist the fledgling Soviet government. At The Battle of the Plutonian Plain, the White Russian forces, aided by wily American Edgar Rice Burroughs, do not fall, instead retreating into the dangers of Pellucidar. Comrade Trotsky, the Soviet leader, sends his troops to hunt them down—and destroy them.

Mikhail Kirillivitch Kirov, a young conscript caught up in this mad scheme, is fascinated by this new world. Formerly a student anthropologist, he finds Pellucidar’s Stone Age landscape and inhabitants a revelation—until he’s grabbed by a mammoth Skal and flown back to its aerie to feed its giant offspring.

Thus begins Kirov’s astounding adventure in the Northern environs of Pellucidar, rife with its incredible Paleolithic animal life, including Skals, Trals and Dyals, tremendous birds with sharp talons and fierce beaks; Ryths, the huge Stone Age cave bears whose claws can tear a man apart; and the vicious Jaloks, hyaenodons whose wild packs slaughter their prey mercilessly. These and other fantastic beasts stalk Kirov as he navigates the complex world of Pellucidar’s most dangerous predator: Man.

To survive, Kirov must escape slavery from the Beautiful Ala and her mighty Black Birdriders, foster a civil war, impress the natives with his “inventions,” conquer the terrifying Pulka Horde, and become a warlord of several tribes as they flee the Soviet invaders. It’s a tale in the grand tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ epic adventures at The Earth’s Core.

Order your copy of Untamed Pellucidar, available in hardcover with dust jacket and softcover, today and enjoy this exciting new adventure – Book #7 in The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Series atERBurroughs.com  or Amazon.com.

AUTHOR

Lee Strong Lee Strong’s heart was captured by the dinosaurs found At the Earth’s Core in 1962—he has been a Burroughs reader ever since. Lee also worked for the US Department of Defense (DOD); changed international policy with a single report; deployed to Kuwait; saved taxpayers $5 million; and reformed the $2 billion DOD Personal Property Program. A Soldier of Poloda is Lee’s first novel. He is currently working on two Pellucidar novels with more to come. Lee’s motto: More Adventure ! More Excitement !! More Burroughs !!!

ARTIST

COVER and INTERIOR ART: Douglas Klauba An award-winning illustrator, Douglas Klauba was born and raised in Chicago, and is a graduate of the American Academy of Art. Doug’s paintings have been included in the art annuals of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the Society of Illustrators, and Imagine FX magazine. His painting, “Mercury Jack,” exhibited in the Spectrum Show at the Museum of American Illustration and another of his paintings,”Da Vinci’s Dream” was awarded Best in Show at the 2005 World Fantasy Convention. A poster of his painting, “Stella 7” can be seen hanging on Howard Wolowitz’s bedroom wall on the hit television show, The Big Bang Theory. He was Artist Guest at the 2016 Oum Oum, and previously provided interior art for Tarzan Trilogy..

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Mysterious Mars rock formation explained

Posted on June 19, 2018

The Medusae Fossae Formation rises near the equator of Mars. The soft rock has been carved by wind erosion into a collection of ridges, valleys and striking mesas. It’s massive. It’s strange. And scientists are now tracing its origin to explosive volcanic activity in Mars’ deep past.

NASA has referred to Medusae Fossae as “an enigmatic pile of eroding sediments.” UFO enthusiasts once spotted what they believed to be a UFO there, which is mainly a testament to the exotic shapes formed in the wind-blasted area.

Read the Full Story on CNET.

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Tarzan Returns Saturday, June 30th, 10am-3pm

Posted on June 18, 2018

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ERB: THE BIBLIOGRAPHY FINALIST in the 12th ANNUAL NIEA AWARDS

Posted on June 3, 2018

Congratulations to Bob Zeuschner and our ERB Team!

Awards were just announced and Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography byRobert B. Zeuschner and published by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. has been chosen as a Finalist in the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards in the Reference category. (Indie refers to independent publishers.)Congratulations to Bob Zeuschner and the ERB Team.

See the list for all the finalists in all the categories.  

In celebration of the award, we’re offering 15% off the Standard or Deluxe Editions.  Use PROMO CODE ERB15


Congratulations Bob!

Bob Zeuschner receives “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the ECOF

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DYNAMITE HEADS TO KICKSTARTER FOR ALL-NEW DEJA THORIS FULL SIZE STATUE

Posted on May 25, 2018

Inspired by the Art of J. Scott Campbell

DYNAMITE HEADS TO KICKSTARTER FOR ALL-NEW DEJA THORIS FULL SIZE STATUE

 

May 21, 2018, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment today announced the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign that will see the release of a full size Deja Thoris premium statue. Based on the art of acclaimed illustrator J. Scott Campbell (Gen13, Danger Girl), and inspired by his cover to the seminal 2010 Warlord of Mars #1. Supporters will be able to choose from one of three versions of this incredible new statue depicting the iconic Edgar Rice Burroughs creation aloft a ferocious— but gentle— Martian tiger: the standard color edition, a black and white variant edition, and an ultra-limited Bronze version.

Limited reward levels offer deep discounts for supporters who back the project early, and pledges will also provide an opportunity for Burroughs fans to grab a mix of John Carter and Dejah Thoris graphic novels from Dynamite’s extensive comic book catalog. The Dynamite Kickstarter campaign is live now, and can be found by visiting: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dynamiteent/dejah-thoris-statue-by-j-scott-campbell

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New DVD Documentary – Tarzan Revisited

Posted on May 20, 2018

New DVD Documentary

Tarzan Revisited

Years in the making!

 

Produced by Lowlands Media and French Connection Films, Directed by Robert de Young. Featuring TARZAN greats Johnny Weissmuller, Ron Ely, Wolf Larson, Christopher Lambert, Denny Miller, Casper Van Dien and many well known authorities on the continuing Tarzan legacy.

After his first appearance in 1912 in an American pulp magazine, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ literary character TARZAN became one of the most significant pop culture characters of the 20th century and the first quintessential superhero. Published in over 20 books and translated in more than 35 languages, the story of a feral boy raised by great apes was an immediate sensation, spawning radio shows, newspaper comic strips, graphic novels, multiple TV series and over 50 movies.

Though the vine-swinging TARZAN proved hugely popular among audiences, he was often met with much controversy and criticism. Despite the many heated debates surrounding TARZAN, the character nevertheless became a versatile vehicle for highlighting important topics including animal cruelty, colonialism, slavery and the current morals of society. Even TARZAN’s primivist “return to nature” philosophy remains relevant today, further illustrating why this legendary figure has endured generations of cultural change and continues to be such a compelling and timeless hero.

This inspiring and entertaining DVD can be ordered from Umbrella Entertainment.

The 29.99 price is in Australian dollars and will be about $23 in US dollars. And shipping is free! Order now and enjoy this interesting journey from the beginning to the present!

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Celebrating 10 years as our fearless leader at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Posted on May 1, 2018

Jim Sullos, President

 

The staff at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. would like to congratulate Jim Sullos on his ten-year anniversary as President, 2008-2018. His vision has propelled us into new and exciting arenas and we are excited to see what the future holds. Thank you Jim for your patience, perseverance, and dedication to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ legacy 

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NEW ERB Adventure Novel #7, Untamed Pellucidar, Now Available

Posted on April 26, 2018

Book #7 in The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Series

Untamed Pellucidar

An all-new Pellucidar adventure novel by Lee Strong (author of A Soldier of Poloda) with cover and interior art by Douglas Klauba 

Northern Russia, 1924: The Red Army is eliminating those who resist the fledgling Soviet government. At The Battle of the Plutonian Plain, the White Russian forces, aided by wily American Edgar Rice Burroughs, do not fall, instead retreating into the dangers of Pellucidar. Comrade Trotsky, the Soviet leader, sends his troops to hunt them down—and destroy them.

Mikhail Kirillivitch Kirov, a young conscript caught up in this mad scheme, is fascinated by this new world. Formerly a student anthropologist, he finds Pellucidar’s Stone Age landscape and inhabitants a revelation—until he’s grabbed by a mammoth Skal and flown back to its aerie to feed its giant offspring.

Thus begins Kirov’s astounding adventure in the Northern environs of Pellucidar, rife with its incredible Paleolithic animal life, including Skals, Trals and Dyals, tremendous birds with sharp talons and fierce beaks; Ryths, the huge Stone Age cave bears whose claws can tear a man apart; and the vicious Jaloks, hyaenodons whose wild packs slaughter their prey mercilessly. These and other fantastic beasts stalk Kirov as he navigates the complex world of Pellucidar’s most dangerous predator: Man.

To survive, Kirov must escape slavery from the Beautiful Ala and her mighty Black Birdriders, foster a civil war, impress the natives with his “inventions,” conquer the terrifying Pulka Horde, and become a warlord of several tribes as they flee the Soviet invaders. It’s a tale in the grand tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ epic adventures at The Earth’s Core.

Order your copy of Untamed Pellucidar, in hardcover with dust jacket, today and enjoy this exciting new adventure – Book #7 in The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Series at ERBurroughs.com  or Lulu.com (Amazon coming soon)

AUTHOR

Lee Strong Lee Strong’s heart was captured by the dinosaurs found At the Earth’s Core in 1962—he has been a Burroughs reader ever since. Lee also worked for the US Department of Defense (DOD); changed international policy with a single report; deployed to Kuwait; saved taxpayers $5 million; and reformed the $2 billion DOD Personal Property Program. A Soldier of Poloda is Lee’s first novel. He is currently working on two Pellucidar novels with more to come. Lee’s motto: More Adventure ! More Excitement !! More Burroughs !!!

ARTIST

COVER and INTERIOR ART: Douglas Klauba An award-winning illustrator, Douglas Klauba was born and raised in Chicago, and is a graduate of the American Academy of Art. Doug’s paintings have been included in the art annuals of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the Society of Illustrators, and Imagine FX magazine. His painting, “Mercury Jack,” exhibited in the Spectrum Show at the Museum of American Illustration and another of his paintings,”Da Vinci’s Dream” was awarded Best in Show at the 2005 World Fantasy Convention. A poster of his painting, “Stella 7” can be seen hanging on Howard Wolowitz’s bedroom wall on the hit television show, The Big Bang Theory. He was Artist Guest at the 2016 Oum Oum, and previously provided interior art for Tarzan Trilogy..

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