Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs-Mike Resnick and Bob Garcia

The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs

Mike Resnick and Bob Garcia

Baen, Oct 1 2013, $15.00

ISBN: 9781451639353

This delightful science fiction collection pays homage to the extremely popular early twentieth century pulp fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs. The anthology contains ten new tales and one reprint (John Carter in "The Forgotten Sea of Mars" by Mike Resnick) that occur in the various realms starring famous and not so remembered characters created by Mr. Burroughs. Tarzan obviously leads in “Tarzan and the Great War” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, "Tarzan and the Martian Invaders" by Kevin J. Anderson & Sarah A. Hoyt and "Tarzan and the Land That Time Forgot" (in the realm of another Burroughs’ series) by Joe R. Lansdale. Other entries include Dek in "The Fallen, A Tale of Pellucidar" by Mercedes Lackey, Carson Napier in "Scorpion Men of Venus" by Richard A. Lupoff and Billy the Mucker in "The Two Billys, a Mucker Story" by Max Allan Collins and Matthew Clemens. All the entries are fun and make a wonderful introduction to an action writer whose worlds have been made numerous times into movies though like the films only a few of the contributions are excellent but especially the Tarzan stories that take him out of his comfort zone.

Harriet Klausner

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