Announcing the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™

This past weekend on the Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, we were excited to announce that our publishing program is expanding with a bold new series of interconnected, canonical novels set in the strange and wondrous worlds of the Master of Adventure: the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe.

“We have received a lot of feedback from the fans wishing to see an official stance on authorized ERB canon in new works being produced,” says Director of Publishing Christopher Paul Carey. “I’m here to say that we’ve been listening to you, and the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series is our answer. I couldn’t be more thrilled about the team of critically acclaimed authors we’ve got on board for the series, and it’s been one of the highlights of my career in publishing to work with them. I couldn’t be happier with their dedication to ensuring faithfulness to Mr. Burroughs’ original works as well as their enthusiasm for collaborating to create internal consistency between each other’s new novels.”


Though each of the ERB Universe novels will be stand-alone and can be enjoyed on its own merits, a unique, ongoing storyline runs through the series: the “super-arc.” The multi-novel super-arc begins in Pellucidar, as Jason Gridley and his young protégé Victory Harben investigate a mysterious disruption in the Gridley Wave, the means by which Edgar Rice Burroughs received so many of the fantastical narratives for his renowned tales of adventure:

When a mysterious force catapults inventors Jason Gridley and Victory Harben from their home in Pellucidar, separating them from each other and flinging them across space and time, they embark on a grand tour of strange, wondrous worlds. As their search for one another leads them to the realms of Amtor, Barsoom, and other worlds even more distant and outlandish, Jason and Victory will meet heroes and heroines of unparalleled courage and ability: Carson Napier, Tarzan, John Carter, and more. With the help of their intrepid allies, Jason and Victory will uncover a plot both insidious and unthinkable—one that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of the universe!


ERB, Inc., Director of Publishing Christopher Paul Carey and author Win Scott Eckert announced the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe last weekend at San Diego Comic-Con. Photo courtesy of Steve Mattsson.

The Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series launches in 2020 with Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds by Matt Betts, to be followed by Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar by Win Scott Eckert, John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten by Geary Gravel, and Victory Harben: Fires of Halos by Christopher Paul Carey. The super-arc will continue in subsequent novels yet to be announced.

To read more about the new series, visit, and don’t miss Christopher Paul Carey’s guest post over at Black Gate Magazine on “The Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe: Expanding the Classic Canon into a New Era.” Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up on all the latest ERB Universe news!

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