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6/11/2014 3:33 pm  #1


Edgar Rice Burroughs

Maybe not so much an inspiration for "weird fantasy", but an inspiration none the less. I picked up these 1st prints at the local used book store today.  They said they knew what they had but I don't think that's entirely accurate... :-)  They had a handful of first edition Tarzan books as well, but I'm not into Tarzan all that much.

Gods of Mars: $50 (I found 2 available on Ebay, one in comparable condition for $389 though I doubt it will go for that)
Thuvia Maid of Mars: $15 ($389 and $175 on Ebay)
Pellucidar: $12 ($49 on Ebay)
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6/11/2014 11:09 pm  #2


Re: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Nice find!

 

6/12/2014 5:07 am  #3


Re: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Yes, those must look fantastic on a bookshelf. My favorite ERB material is Carson Napier of Venus.


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6/12/2014 6:09 am  #4


Re: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Thanks fellas.

I doubt I will ever read them since they are "antiques" of a sort.  I need to get a compilation/reading copy of the whole series.  I've never read any Burroughs and the John Carter/Princess of Mars sounds like a good place to start. :-)

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6/12/2014 7:59 am  #5


Re: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Nice find!

 

6/12/2014 8:54 am  #6


Re: Edgar Rice Burroughs

I told my wife about the sweet find and what they might be worth.  She immediately said "well sell the effing things."

Women. ;-P

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6/13/2014 10:59 am  #7


Re: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Burroughs is a lot of fun. I read Tarzan many years ago and last year got into Barsoom, Pellucidar and Caspak. There are some decent reading of many of these on Librivox, all free.


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6/13/2014 11:27 am  #8


Re: Edgar Rice Burroughs

I recall reading all the Tarzan books in 1984/1985 shortly after seeing Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan. I didn't get into the other Burroughs stories until I was about 18 or 19. Anyway, I thought Christopher Lambert did a fantastic job, but it's been decades. For all I know, if I saw it today, I might cringe.


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7/11/2014 7:34 am  #9


Re: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Ghul wrote:

I thought Christopher Lambert did a fantastic job, but it's been decades. For all I know, if I saw it today, I might cringe.

All I remember about that movie was when Tarzan learning to speak. A guy was showing him to shave. "Ray-zor."

And I think I heard somewhere that Andie McDowell's voice was so bad at that point in her career that they had to use someone else as a voice-over. Not sure where I got that.


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8/15/2014 2:48 pm  #10


Re: Edgar Rice Burroughs

I just read A Princess of Mars. And now I know where George Lucas got all his ideas for Star Wars.

Even freaking speederbikes, in a book from 1911!
And all the character names wouldn't look out of place in Star Wars either.


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12/23/2014 10:09 am  #11


Re: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Yora wrote:

I just read A Princess of Mars. And now I know where George Lucas got all his ideas for Star Wars.

Even freaking speederbikes, in a book from 1911!
And all the character names wouldn't look out of place in Star Wars either.

And keep in mind that Barsoom has a giant insect creature called a "sith."  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/cute.png

 


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