Preorder Now: DARK TIDES OF MARS: A Novel of Barsoom®
by Chris L Adams

Cover art by Douglas Klauba

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 (Tarzana, California) For more than a century readers have been entranced by Edgar Rice Burroughs’ arid red planet of Barsoom, with its valiant city states and hordes of four-armed green Martians inhabiting the dead sea bottoms, all pitted against one another in a deadly fight for survival. But what was ancient Barsoom like in its prime, before the oceans evaporated and its proud peoples were forced to construct an atmosphere factory to keep themselves alive on a dying world? Find out the answer in Dark Tides of Mars: A Novel of Barsoomby Chris L Adams, the newest volume in the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series!

Dark Tides of Mars features cover art and interior illustrations by renowned visual artist Douglas Klauba, and will be available in paperback, standard hardcover, and a hardcover Collector’s Edition. The book is expected to ship to customers Fall 2023.

The Fate of All Barsoom

Barsoom is dying, its atmosphere thinning with each passing year, the seas that once flourished upon its surface dried up eons ago. When warrior-scientist Dat Voga is asked to become Helium’s ambassador to distant cities that may provide a desperate chance at life for the people of Barsoom, he leaps at the opportunity. But even as this new hope dangles on a thread, a madman seeks to hasten the Red Planet’s doom—and Dat Voga is hurled headlong upon an odyssey across the chasm of Time itself!

Sample interior illustrations by Douglas Klauba

Special Offer with Preorder of Hardcover Collector’s Edition—Collectible Trading Card and Signed Bookplate!

All preorders of the hardcover Collector’s Edition of Dark Tides of Mars placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible trading card featuring the book’s cover art by Douglas Klauba.

The hardcover Collector’s Edition is limited to only 200 copies and will feature a special bookplate signed by author Chris L Adams, artist Douglas Klauba, and ERB, Inc., President and Wild Adventures of ERB Series Editor James Sullos, along with a facsimile of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ signature.

Get this special offer only by preordering Dark Tides of Mars from our online store and selecting the option for the hardcover Collector’s Edition.

The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs™

In the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series, today’s authors innovate and expand upon Burroughs’ classic tales of wonder in truly wild fashion, even moving his characters and storylines outside the bounds of canon to alternate universes!

Preorder your copy of Dark Tides of Mars today!

About Chris L Adams (Author)

Chris spent years playing guitar in various bands and during that time was more of a voracious reader than a writer. After his last band collapsed, he turned from writing songs to writing stories, including Dark Tides of Mars and its forthcoming sequel.

In addition to writing, Chris also dabbles in painting; the cover art for his latest novel, A Savage from Atlantis, was created from one of his paintings. More information about Chris and his works can be found on his website, including links, a list of available stories, and other items of interest.

Chris resides in Southern West Virginia with his wife and daughter.

About Douglas Klauba (Illustrator)

An award-winning illustrator, Douglas Klauba was born and raised in Chicago, and is a graduate of the American Academy of Art. His paintings have been included in the art annuals of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the Society of Illustrators, and Imagine FX magazine. He was Artist Guest of Honor at the 2016 Burroughs Bibliophiles Dum-Dum convention, and he previously provided artwork for the books Tarzan Trilogy, Untamed Pellucidar, Tarzan and the Valley of Gold, The Girl from Hollywood Centennial Edition, and Tarzan and the Forest of Stone published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

About Edgar Rice Burroughs

The creator of the immortal characters Tarzan of the Apes™ and John Carter of Mars®, Edgar Rice Burroughs is one of the world’s most popular authors. His timeless tales of heroes and heroines transport readers from the jungles of Africa and the dead sea bottoms of Barsoom to the miles-high forests of Amtor and the savage inner world of Pellucidar, and even to alien civilizations Beyond the Farthest Star™. Mr. Burroughs’ books are estimated to have sold hundreds of millions of copies, and they have spawned 60 films and 250 television episodes.

Shipping Update: COSMIC EPICS and SAVAGE EPICS: The Seminal Works of Edgar Rice Burroughs

All production work on Cosmic Epics has been completed and we have begun to receive copies of the first print run at our warehouse. We are just now placing the order from our printer for Savage Epics, so we expect to have those in hand in a few short weeks, at which time we will begin shipping out advance orders for both books, Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics. So it won’t be long now! Preorder your copies of Cosmic Epics and Savage Epics today!

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RED AXE OF PELLUCIDAR® by John Eric Holmes!

The Legendary Fan-Favorite Novels
in Brand-New Authorized Editions!

Mahars of Pellucidar & Red Axe of Pellucidar

Cover art by Richard Hescox

Tarzana, California (June 29, 2022) The groundbreaking Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series continues with two novels of classic adventure by John Eric Holmes!

Mahars of Pellucidar tells the tale of Chris West, a new hero who is transported to the prehistoric world of Pellucidar, which was first introduced in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel At the Earth’s Core. Mahars of Pellucidar was originally published in a mass market paperback edition by Ace Books in 1976, and this new release from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., marks the first time the novel has been made available in a hardcover edition!

Red Axe of Pellucidar, the exciting sequel to Mahars of Pellucidar, achieved cult status in the decades since it was written and has never appeared in print in a professionally published, authorized edition—until now!

Preorders of both books are now available directly from ERB, Inc. Softcover and hardcover editions, as well as limited Collector’s Editions with signed bookplates, will be available in a simultaneous release. The novels are expected to ship to customers Late Summer 2022.

Bonus Trading Cards—While Supplies Last!

All preorders of Mahars of Pellucidar and Red Axe of Pellucidar placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe trading card. Preorders of any edition (paperback, hardcover, or Collector’s Edition) of Mahars of Pellucidar will come with a trading card spotlighting the malevolent Mahars, and preorders of any edition (paperback, hardcover, or Collector’s Edition) of Red Axe of Pellucidar will come with a trading card featuring Jason Gridley of Earth. If you preorder both books, you will get both trading cards. Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe novel directly from!


Hardcover Limited Collector’s Editions

The hardcover Collector’s Editions of Mahars of Pellucidar and Red Axe of Pellucidar each feature a special ERB Universe bookplate signed by Christopher West Holmes (John Eric Holmes’ son, who also wrote the books’ forewords and illustrated their frontispieces), along with facsimile signatures of John Eric Holmes and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Additionally, the Collector’s Editions of Mahars of Pellucidar and Red Axe of Pellucidar will include an additional ERB Universe trading card featuring Richard Hescox’s cover art for the respective book. Each Collector’s Edition is limited to only 300 copies.

Mahars of Pellucidar by John Eric HolmesMAHARS OF PELLUCIDAR – First Time in Hardcover!

Cover art by Richard Hescox
Frontispiece and foreword by Christopher West Holmes

When scientist Chris West saw the video-screen image of a beautiful woman about to suffer a gruesome death in an unknown land, he didn’t hesitate to race to her aid by means of an experimental matter transmitter. Plunged headlong into a world of savage men and prehistoric beasts at the Earth’s core, the young ex-Marine would soon be fighting for his own life as a captive of the Mahars, cruel reptilian rulers of the inner world of Pellucidar.

Includes the Bonus Classic Novelette
“Tarzan and the Land That Time Forgot”
by Joe R. Lansdale

While returning from a trip to the Earth’s core, the O-220 dirigible is blown off course by a violent tempest that plunges it into the frigid ocean off the coast of primeval Caspak. Now Tarzan, along with Captain Zuppner and a Pellucidarian woman named Zamona, must battle for survival amid the mysteries and dangers of the Land That Time Forgot!


Preorder your copy of Mahars of Pellucidar by John Eric Holmes today!

Red Axe of PellucidarRED AXE OF PELLUCIDAR – First Authorized Edition!

Cover art by Richard Hescox
Frontispiece and foreword by Christopher West Holmes

Chris West’s deadly prowess with his weapon of choice had earned him the name Red Axe in the Stone Age world of Pellucidar at the Earth’s core. Sentenced to die along with the woman he loved by the merciless Mahars, West had fought his way free of the lethal laboratories and ghastly arenas of their underground city. Now he must carve a path for his small band of fugitives through a primordial landscape teeming with monstrous beasts and brutish men bent on their destruction.

Includes the Bonus Novella
“Jason Gridley of Earth: Across the Moons of Mars”
A Tale of the Swords of Eternity Super-Arc
by Geary Gravel

Hurled from world to world by the vagaries of subatomic entanglement, Jason Gridley is plucked from the surface of Barsoom for a whirlwind tour of its mysterious satellites. Menaced by carnivorous cat-men on one moon and marooned with the survivors of a thousand-year-old catastrophe on the other, Jason and an enigmatic fellow traveler from Earth must find some way to survive the perils that threaten to spell their doom.

Preorder your copy of Red Axe of Pellucidar by John Eric Holmes today!



John Eric Holmes

John Eric Holmes (1930–2010) was the first writer after Edgar Rice Burroughs to pen an authorized novel set in Pellucidar, the world at the Earth’s core. He was also the author of the Buck Rogers novel Mordred as well as several short stories. He is perhaps best known for having written the popular 1977 Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (also known among D&D players as the “Holmes Basic Set”), which introduced an entire generation to the world of fantasy tabletop roleplaying games. In 1993, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship (ECOF).

Geary Gravel

Geary Gravel is the author of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe novel John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten, the Philip K. Dick Award finalist The Alchemists, and the novels The Pathfinders, A Key for the Nonesuch, and Return of the Breakneck Boys. He has written several novelizations, including Hook, based on the Steven Spielberg film, and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, based on the animated movie. He lives in western Massachusetts, where he worked for decades as a Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf.

Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of fifty novels and four hundred shorter works, including stories, essays, reviews, film and TV scripts, introductions and magazine articles, and a book of poetry. His work has been made into the films Bubba Hotep and Cold in July, as well as the acclaimed Sundance TV show Hap and Leonard.  He has received numerous recognitions for his work. Among them the Edgar, for his crime novel The Bottoms, the Spur, for his historical western Paradise Sky, as well as ten Bram Stokers for his horror works. He has also received the Grandmaster Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association. He has been recognized for his contributions to comics with the Inkpot Life Achievement Award, and has received the British Fantasy Award, and has had two New York Times Notable Books. He has been honored with the Italian Grinzane Cavour Prize, the Sugar Pulp Prize for Fiction, and the Raymond Chandler Lifetime Achievement Award. The Edge of Dark Water was listed by Booklist as an Editor’s Choice, and the American Library Association chose The Thicket, for Adult Books for Young Adults. Library Journal voted The Thicket, as one of the Best Historical Novels of the Year. He has also received an American Mystery Award, the Horror Critics Award, and the Shot in the Dark International Crime Writer’s Award, and was recognized for his contributions to the legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs with the Golden Lion Award. He is a member of the Texas Institute of Literature and has been inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame and is Writer in Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas, with his wife, Karen.


Richard Hescox is one of the founding lights of the Imaginative Realism movement. He has contributed artwork to such projects as the films E.T. and The Dark Crystal, as well as computer games, record albums, and magazine illustrations. He has also provided cover art and interior illustrations for hundreds of books, including the limited edition of A Clash of Kings from the George R. R. Martin’s bestselling Game of Thrones series. Richard previously painted the iconic cover art for all five books of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Carson of Venus series, as well as Skies of Venus: A Novel of Amtor by Neal Romanek and Tarzan and the Valley of Gold by Fritz Leiber.

Enter the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe and join the adventure—preorder your copies of Mahars of Pellucidar and Red Axe of Pellucidar today!


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65% Off Sale on Edgar Rice Burroughs® Canvas Art!

Forty new pieces of stunning artwork have just been added to the Edgar Rice Burroughs Collection at, and every piece in the entire collection is now 65% off through Friday, December 10! This includes legendary artist Joe Jusko’s cover and frontispiece illustrations to the first twelve Tarzan volumes of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library, as well as Richard Hescox’s classic cover art for ERB’s Carson of Venus series and Chris Peuler’s fantastical artwork for the first three ERB Universe Swords of Eternity super-arc novels. Also featured is breathtaking new comic book cover art featuring Beyond the Farthest Star, The Land That Time Forgot, Pellucidar, and Victory Harben by artists Miriana Puglia, Alessandro Ranaldi, and Mike Wolfer—and more! Don’t miss out on the chance to get these high-quality canvas prints at these amazing sale prices! Check out the entire collection of authorized Edgar Rice Burroughs canvas art and prints and transform your wall space into portals leading to a universe of adventure!

Preorder Now: Tarzan Books #13–16 in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library

The ERB Authorized Library’s NEWEST SET OF FOUR VOLUMES (Tarzan #13–16)—Tarzan at the Earth’s Core, Tarzan the Invincible, Tarzan Triumphant, and Tarzan and the City of Gold—is now available for preorder, at the special SALE PRICE of FOUR BOOKS FOR THE PRICE OF THREE! These handsome hardcover editions feature gorgeous new cover art and frontispieces by Joe Jusko; forewords by award-winning author Joe R. Lansdale, Tarzan film actor Casper Van Dien, Tarzan Revisited director Robert de Young, and ERB biobibliographer Demos Sachlas; afterwords by noted ERB scholar Henry G. Franke III; and a bounty of rare and previously unpublished archival materials, including a previously unpublished film treatment for Tarzan and the City of Gold written by Edgar Rice Burroughs!

Tarzan volumes #13–16 are expected to ship to customers during the first quarter of 2022, but due to the current uncertainties surrounding the global supply chain, we cannot guarantee this projected shipping date. Please make sure you are signed up for our email newsletter to receive updates on shipping date estimates.

Due to popular demand, we have decided to extend the “Buy 4 Books for the Price of 3” sale for Tarzan books #1–4 indefinitely. However, our sale will be ending on December 31, 2021 for Tarzan sets #5–8 and #9–12, so get them at the “4 Books for the Price of 3” sale price while you still can! The “4 for 3” sale price will remain in effect on Tarzan #13–16 until the next set of Tarzan volumes will be released next year.

Join Us This Weekend at L.A. Comic Con!

The ERB, Inc., team is excited to be attending L.A. Comic Con and mingling with ERB fans this weekend (Friday, December 3–Sunday, December 5). If you’re in the area, please stop by Booth #1737 to say hello, and come browse our assortment of ERB books and merchandise—perfect for holiday gifts! Also check out our Tarzan, Jane Porter, and the ERB Universe panel on Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. in Room 301A, with ERB, Inc.’s President Jim Sullos, VP of Operations Cathy Wilbanks, and Director of Publishing Christopher Paul Carey. We have lots of exciting ERB news to share!

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Illustrating Barsoom


A wonderful article about the hard effort that goes into making the art of Barsoom:

When an artist is learning to draw or paint there are certain subjects at which they all must try their hand. A landscape. Flowers. Animals. Children. With varying degrees of success, the artist has to have at least tried to depict certain types of scenes from low lighting, moody, introspective pieces to high energy, action scenes. The artist has to experience what it is like to capture these elements on paper or canvas.

Read the full article at Amazing Stories