Wolf Larson Joins ERB, Inc. to Head ERB Entertainment and
Christopher Paul Carey Promoted to Vice President of Publishing

Tarzana, CA (January 9, 2024) Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (ERB, Inc.), the company that manages and licenses the creative works of novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs, including Tarzan of the Apes® and John Carter of Mars®, is pleased to announce changes to its executive structure in the areas of entertainment and publishing, effective December 23, 2023.

Wolf Larson, Vice President of ERB Entertainment

Wolf Larson is a writer, a producer, and an actor. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in Economics and Statistics from Queens University and received his MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After graduating, he stayed on at UNLV as a Lecturer in Finance and to work as the Assistant Director at the Center for Business and Economic Research. He moved to Los Angeles and started a calendar and video production company, and shortly thereafter a series of circumstances led to Mr. Larson finding himself in the role as Edgar Rice Burroughs’ legendary ape-man in the Tarzan television series from 1991–1994. The series ran for three seasons with seventy-five episodes.

After his role as Tarzan, he went on to star in TNT’s LA Heat as Detective Chase McDonald. He also had acting roles in Storm Chasers (1998) and in Shakedown (2002). He was a writer and producer for Crash and Byrnes (2000), where he also had a leading role, as well as Just Can’t Get Enough (2002). More recently, he was the CEO of a financial services company but has remained involved in the entertainment industry.

As of December 2023, he has accepted the position of Vice President of ERB Entertainment, the new entertainment division of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., in Tarzana, CA. It will be Mr. Larson’s role to bring these wide-ranging literary creations to market in motion pictures and television series.

Per James Sullos, President of ERB, Inc. “We couldn’t be more excited to have Wolf join us to head up our new entertainment division. We have developed a variety of scripts for movies and TV series, and he has already added to that library. We think 2024 will be a landmark year for our 100-year-old company.”

And Wolf Larson adds: “Ray Bradbury called Edgar Rice Burroughs ‘probably the most influential writer in the entire history of the world.’ Burroughs’ imagination is certainly on display in many of our best-known movies. Celebrated for Tarzan, what most people don’t know is that he wrote over eighty books in his lifetime in a variety of genres—and that doesn’t include his short stories. The ERB Universe is vast, and many parts are still unexplored. Our goal is to change that.”

Christopher Paul Carey, Vice President of Publishing

Christopher Paul Carey holds a master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. He was integral to the success of Paizo Inc., publisher of the bestselling Pathfinder and Starfinder roleplaying games, where for a decade he was Senior Editor and worked on the RPG line of gaming books and products, as well as the Pathfinder Tales and Planet Stories fiction imprints. Mr. Carey has edited the works of both classic and contemporary science fiction and fantasy authors, including more than ninety novels, anthologies, and collections for a variety of presses. He is the critically acclaimed author of six novels and standalone novellas, a nonfiction collection, and numerous short stories and comic book scripts, including several authorized works set in the worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

As of February 2024, Mr. Carey will celebrate his fifth anniversary with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., where has served as Director of Publishing. Now he has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Publishing. Mr. Carey has overseen the rebirth of the company’s publishing program and has implemented several key initiatives that have generated much attention and success for ERB, Inc.’s publications. These include the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library, a monumental series presenting the complete literary works of the Master of Adventure in uniform hardcover editions, supplemented by forewords and afterwords by renowned authorities and luminaries, and bonus materials mined from the company’s extensive archives in Tarzana, California. He also serves as Creative Director of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe, a groundbreaking series of novels, short fiction, comic books, and graphic novels by today’s talented authors and creatives, all faithfully expanding on the celebrated canon of Edgar Rice Burroughs and set within the same continuity.

“Christopher has taken our publishing program to a whole new level in the last five years,” says James Sullos, President of ERB, Inc. “He has given substance to our program as we accelerate our publishing capacity. This promotion is so very much deserved.”

Christopher Paul Carey adds, “It has been an honor beyond measure to work with the unparalleled literary legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs. He defined science fiction, fantasy, and adventure fiction in the twentieth century, influencing and inspiring generations of writers, artists, scientists, and other notable figures of yesterday and today, and putting his permanent stamp on our popular culture. I feel strongly that ERB’s own dedication to creating timeless heroes, imaginative world building, and quality storytelling is the key to success as we continue to expand the reach and scope of our publishing program into the future.”

ABOUT EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, INC.

From its headquarters in Tarzana, California, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., administers the intellectual property of American author Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950), one of the twentieth century’s most prolific and enduring writers. Mr. Burroughs’ stories have been adapted into 60 films and 250 television episodes, and are featured in comic books, video games, apparel, and other merchandise. Through worldwide ownership of copyrights and trademarks, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., oversees authorized adaptations of his literary works in film, television, radio, publishing, theatrical stage productions, licensing, and merchandising. The company is owned by Mr. Burroughs’ heirs and continues to operate from offices the author built in 1927 on the site of his former Tarzana ranch in the San Fernando Valley.

For more information, please contact
James Sullos, President, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., jsullos@erburroughs.com


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Preorder Now: KORAK™ AT THE EARTH’S CORE™
by Win Scott Eckert!

Korak is back in his first novel-length adventure
since 1916’s The Son of Tarzan

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 (Tarzana, California) A brand-new Super-Arc in the groundbreaking Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series launches with Korak at the Earth’s Core by Win Scott Eckert! All three novels of the Dead Moon Super-Arc will be written by Eckert and encompass an epic, interconnected saga featuring the daring family members of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ legendary Lord of the Jungle in the savage inner world of Pellucidar.

Preorders of Korak at the Earth’s Core may now be placed directly from ERB, Inc. Softcover and hardcover editions, as well as a limited Collector’s Edition with a signed bookplate, will be available in a simultaneous release. Korak at the Earth’s Core features gorgeous wraparound cover art by the renowned artist E. M. Gist.

The novel is expected to ship to customers in March 2024.

The Dead Moon Super-Arc Begins…

Korak the Killer, jungle-raised son of Tarzan of the Apes, sets off into the wilds of the prehistoric world at the Earth’s core to rescue his daughter Suzanne Clayton, who has gone missing in the mysterious Land of Awful Shadow. But when the airship O-220 is hijacked, Korak and his Mangani friend Akut are stranded and must fight their way across the savage lands and seas of Pellucidar. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, Korak’s mate Meriem, also racing to save Suzanne, risks everything in a perilous gambit to quickly reach the inner world.

And what of the enigmatic Dead Moon, the pendant world that hangs eternally above the Land of Awful Shadow and is taboo to the Stone Age peoples of Pellucidar? Will the Dead World give up its secrets as Korak and Meriem search for Suzanne—or will it spell their doom?

Bonus Novella: “Pellucidar: Dawn of the Deathslayer” by Christopher Paul Carey

When citizens on the far frontier of the Federated Kingdoms of Pellucidar begin to go missing, a lone warrior with nothing left to lose sets off to investigate. But the dark secret he finds lying in the Charnel Caves beneath the Forest of Death will lay bare the past he seeks to escape and awaken that for which he could never be prepared.

Included with any edition

Bonus Trading Card—While Supplies Last!

All preorders of Korak at the Earth’s Core placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe trading card featuring Darva the Shadow, an intriguing new character from Christopher Paul Carey’s novelette “Dawn of the Deathslayer,” with artwork by fan-favorite illustrator Mike Wolfer. Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe novel directly from ERBurroughs.com!

Included with Collector’s Edition

Hardcover Limited Collector’s Edition

The hardcover Collector’s Edition features a special ERB Universe bookplate signed by authors Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey, as well as a facsimile autograph of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and includes a second exclusive ERB Universe trading card spotlighting Korak and featuring E. M. Gist’s cover art for Korak at the Earth’s Core (in addition to the Darva the Shadow trading card). The Collector’s Edition is limited to only 300 copies.

 

 

 

Enter a universe of adventure and preorder your copy of Korak at the Earth’s Core today!

About the Authors

A lifelong Edgar Rice Burroughs reader, Win Scott Eckert is the author of the ERB Universe novel Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar. He is also the authorized legacy author of science fiction Grand Master Philip José Farmer’s Patricia Wildman series (The Evil in Pemberley House, The Scarlet Jaguar), as well as the coauthor with Farmer of the fourth novel in the Secrets of the Nine series, the Doc Caliban novel The Monster on Hold. His other professional credits include authorized tales of Zorro, the Phantom, Honey West, the Avenger, the Lone Ranger, and the Green Hornet, as well as numerous other stories featuring Phileas Fogg, the Scarlet Pimpernel, the Domino Lady, and Sherlock Holmes, among others. He lives in Colorado with his wife and a bevy of four-legged family members.

Christopher Paul Carey is the Director of Publishing and Creative Director of the ERB Universe at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. He is the author of   the ERB Universe novel  Victory Harben: Fires of Halos as well as Swords Against the Moon Men, an authorized sequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic science fantasy novel  The Moon Maid. He has scripted several comic books set in Mr. Burroughs’ worlds, including Pellucidar: Across Savage Seas, Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun, and  Carson of Venus: The Flames Beyond. He holds a master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, and has edited more than ninety novels, anthologies, and collections for a variety of publishers. He lives in Southern California.

About the Cover Artist

E. M. Gist began his study of art with Jeff Watts in 1996. Three years later, Gist’s training developed into teaching where he is now one of the lead instructors at Watts Atelier of the Arts. Gist began his career as a professional artist in 1998, eventually transitioning into genre illustration, and he painted his first comic cover in 2007. Gist’s clients include Dark Horse Comics, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, BOOM! Studios, Disney Entertainment, TOR Publishing, Wizards of the Coast, Upperdeck, and Palladium Books. His work has been exhibited in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art for over a decade, including a nomination in the Comic category in 2019. Gist has been a finalist for the Illie Award, Chesley Award, Rondo Award, and Pulp Ark Award. He won the Horror Comics Award for best cover in 2012, the Robert E. Howard Foundation “Rankin” Award, gold and silver SILA West awards in 2021 and repeated as a gold medal winner in 2022. Recently you can see his work on the covers of numerous comics from Marvel, DC, BOOM!, Magic the Gathering cards, as well as many other publications.

Shipping Update: Dark Tides of Mars

Good news! We are expecting to receive the initial print run of Dark Tides of Mars: A Novel of Barsoom by Chris L Adams in the next couple weeks or so, after which time our warehouse team will begin prepping preorders for shipment. It won’t be long now!

Printer’s proofs for Dark Tides of Mars


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Preorder Now: VICTORY HARBEN™: FIRES OF HALOS
by Christopher Paul Carey

August 30, 2022 (Tarzana, California) The Swords of Eternity super-arc of the groundbreaking Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series concludes with Victory Harben: Fires of Halos by Christopher Paul Carey—featuring the world of Halos from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ legendary unpublished novel fragment, The Ghostly Script! Preorders of Victory Harben: Fires of Halos are now available directly from ERB, Inc. Softcover and hardcover editions, as well as a limited Collector’s Edition with a signed bookplate, will be available in a simultaneous release. The novel is expected to ship to customers Fall 2022.

Born in Pellucidar…Mentored by Jason Gridley…Trained to Fight by Tarzan of the Apes

Readers have come to know Victory Harben from her side storyline in the novel Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar; her adventures in the bonus novelettes “Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun,” “Victory Harben: Clash on Caspak,” and “Victory Harben: Stormwinds of Va-nah” in the first three Swords of Eternity books; and her starring role in the comic book miniseries Beyond the Farthest Star: Warriors of Zandar. Now, at last, get Victory’s complete origin story in Victory Harben: Fires of Halos, which is written so that it can be read as either a standalone novel by new readers or the epic conclusion to the four-book Swords of Eternity super-arc!

The daughter of Gretchen von Harben from Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the warrior Nadok of Pellucidar, Victory spent the first twelve years of her life at the Earth’s core under the tutelage of two of the greatest minds of the twentieth century: Jason Gridley and Abner Perry. On the outer crust, she further honed her intellect at Oxford’s prestigious Darkheath College, earning an advanced degree in Theoretical Physics while she took breaks to exercise her muscles and fighting skills at Lord and Lady Greystoke’s Chamston-Hedding estate. Now all of Victory’s abilities and talents will be put to the test as she is hurled upon one of the strangest and most daunting odysseys imaginable!

VICTORY HARBEN: FIRES OF HALOS

When Gridley Wave contact between worlds is inexplicably broken, young physicist Victory Harben returns to her home at the Earth’s core to help solve the mystery. Soon Victory finds the riddles of her past are hopelessly entangled with the machinations of an ancient and inscrutable queen of the Mahars, the inner world’s dethroned reptilian overlords. Unwillingly hurled into the cosmic void by the queen, Victory is hunted down across space and time by a vengeful being whose flaming sword absorbs the souls of the slain, delivering them to the ravenous lords of Halos. As Victory races to track down the key to her destiny, a storm of malevolent forces gathers against her, unleashing the secret rulers of the afterlife in an unholy tempest that threatens to shatter reality itself.

Bonus Novelette: “Beyond the Farthest Star™: Rescue on Zandar”
by Mike Wolfer

When a hunting party from the village of the Ki-vaas goes missing, the tribe’s age-old customs decree the fate of its lost members to have been dictated by the gods. But the young woman Tii-laa cannot abide such hopeless dogma. Striking out on her own, she must risk both her place in the tribe and her very life, facing the planet Zandar’s deadly wilds and savage creatures in a desperate attempt to save her missing tribespeople!

Preorder your copy of Victory Harben: Fires of Halos today!

Included with any edition

Bonus Trading Card—While Supplies Last!

All preorders of Victory Harben: Fires of Halos placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe trading card featuring Tii-laa of Zandar, Victory Harben’s future friend and the protagonist of “Beyond the Farthest Star: Rescue on Zandar.” Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe novel directly from ERBurroughs.com!

Included with Collector’s Edition

Hardcover Limited Collector’s Edition

The hardcover Collector’s Edition features a special ERB Universe bookplate signed by authors Christopher Paul Carey and Mike Wolfer, as well as a facsimile autograph of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and includes a second exclusive ERB Universe trading card featuring Thabiso Mhlaba’s cover art to Victory Harben: Fires of Halos (in addition to the Tii-laa of Zandar trading card). The Collector’s Edition is limited to only 200 copies.

 

 

Enter a universe of adventure and preorder your copy of Victory Harben: Fires of Halos today!

About the Authors

Christopher Paul Carey is the author of several books, including Swords Against the Moon Men—an authorized sequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic science fantasy novel The Moon MaidExlies of Kho; The Song of Kwasin (with Philip José Farmer); Hadon, King of Opar; and Blood of Ancient Opar . He has also written comic books featuring Burroughs’ characters such as Tarzan, Dejah Thoris, Carson of Venus, Jason Gridley, and Gretchen von Harben. He is Director of Publishing and creative director of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by Mr. Burroughs in 1923, and he has edited more than 70 novels, anthologies, and collections for a variety of publishers. He lives in Southern California.

Mike Wolfer, a professional writer and comics illustrator for over thirty years, has been a key talent working on the canonical Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe comic books, including Jane Porter, Victory Harben, Beyond the Farthest Star, Pellucidar, The Land That Time Forgot, The Monster Men, and The Moon Maid. Best known for his Widow series, Wolfer is the creator of the Daughters of the Dark Oracle franchise, and has worked on numerous licensed properties.

About the Cover Artist

Thabiso Mhlaba is a Chicago-based illustrator and concept artist whose interests lie in creating compelling characters and narratives. He holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan, and he employs his talents at Wild Blue Studios, a worker-owned art house for entertainment, focusing on illustration, concept art, publishing, and motion graphic animation for games and film.

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From Ancient Opar to the Moon: An Interview with Author Christopher Paul Carey

Christopher Paul Carey is a name well known to the readers of Philip José Farmer. In 2012, his collaboration with Farmer, The Song of Kwasin, was published by Subterranean Press in the omnibus Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa. Other installments in the Khokarsa series (also known as the Ancient Opar series) by Carey followed, including Exiles of Kho, Hadon, King of Opar, and Blood of Ancient Opar. As Farmer’s Khokarsa series was inspired by the lost city of Opar from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan novels, it is fitting that Christopher Paul Carey now tries his hand at Swords Against the Moon Men, a new novel set in the world of Burroughs’ Moon trilogy (The Moon Maid, The Moon Men, and The Red Hawk). I took some time to ask Chris about Swords Against the Moon Men as well as other aspects of his writing career.
Read the Full Interview Here
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