What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Featuring five books in one, this Burroughs omnibus takes you on a journey through both Pellucidar and Barsoom. The Pellucidar tales chronicle David Innes conquest of the Mahars and his later capture at the hands of his enemies (and the failed attempt of Tanar to rescue him). The Barsoom tales feature Carthoris, son to John Carter and Dejah Thoris, and his attempts to rescue his true love, Thuvia. Additionally, we meet Tara, the daughter of Carter and Thoris, and her journeys across Barsoom after getting lost while traveling, and the subsequent rescue attempts of the man who has fallen for her, Gahan. Finally, we meet Ulysses Paxton, fellow Earthman to Carter, who apprentices to a mad scientist of Mars known for his body-swapping technology. Paxton strikes a bargain with the Master Mind of Mars: restore his love's mind to her rightful body, and he will perform the body swap on the scientist, who is distrustful of all Martians. This collection, while meant to give one an overview of these two science fiction worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, does not work well as it starts on Pellucidar's second book, and Barsoom's fourth. This requires a reader new to ERB to go back and read these precursor books to get the best appreciation. You're better off going with all the book individually, though you're on your own when you need to decide the placement of books on your shelf when you get to Tarzan at the Earth's Core.
Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs Science Fiction ClassicsUser Review - James - Goodreads
In the 1980s Castle Books put together a simple anthology of Edgar Rice Burroughs tales that are set from the deepest core of Earth to the plains and deserts of Mars. I think the purpose of the book ... Read full review