Friday, 2 June 2017

Under The Moons Of Mars

I searched the blog for references to Edgar Rice Burrough's (ERB's) Beyond The Farthest Star with interesting results here. See also references to John Carter here and to ERBian Martians here. A search for Tarzan yielded results here. See in particular "At The Arizona Cave" here. Now I must track down the Barsoom anthology mentioned in the combox here.

At least some of Poul Anderson's diverse series coexist in a multiverse whereas ERB's coexist in a single universe:

the first Venus volume alludes to the Martian series and explicitly mentions the events of Tarzan At The Earth's Core which is both a Tarzan book and an Earth's Core book;

during those events, Jason Gridley communicates with Mars as he had already done with Pellucidar at the Earth's Core;

Beyond The Farthest Star and the Moon Trilogy are sequels to the Martian series;

all these works and The Land That Time Forgot are linked by common reference to the fictional ERB;

a character en route to visit Tarzan time travels in The Eternal Savage.

And we ought to see a green Martian in Anderson's inter-universal inn, the Old Phoenix. See here.

5 comments:

  1. Kaor, Paul!

    I had not realized the Burroughs' series you discussed here were all interconnected or shared the same universe. Probably because it was ERB's Barsoon books I like best (altho I do have his two THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT books).

    Sean

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    1. Kaor, Paul!

      Oops! You're right! I checked and I have all three of these stories in one volume.

      Didn't Burroughs write a story featuring an Ethiopian Empire which fought a European empire? I read it so long ago that I can't recall the author's name.

      Sean

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    2. Sean,
      That one I don't know but it is certainly possible. I have mostly read only ERB's series.
      Paul.

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    3. Kaor, Paul!

      It's one of those maddening little niggling things in the back of one's mind that we remember from time to time. Vexatious!

      Sean

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