Lost on Venus

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U of Nebraska Press, 2004 - Fiction - 318 pages
Lost! Space adventurer Carson Napier made a grievous miscalculation and became stranded on°dangerous, mist-shrouded Venus. But Napier refused to quit. He won the love of the beautiful Duare, princess of Vepaja, became a pirate, fought villains, then lost his beloved to the evil Thorist kidnappers. ° Napier's adventures on Venus continue in this pulse-pounding sequel to Pirates of Venus. Here the intrepid and wry explorer takes on a savage world in order to rescue the princess from her sworn enemies. Napier?s epic quest for Duare takes him through the streets of the City of the Dead, into the terrifying Room of the Seven Doors, and face to face with fantastic and perilous creatures. Featuring what may be Burroughs?s most realistic hero, Lost on Venus brims with the action, suspense, and wit unique to the Master of Adventure. ° This edition features an introduction by celebrated writer Kevin J. Anderson and the original illustrations by J. Allen St. John.
 

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Burroughs's 1935 sf adventure is a sequel to Pirates of Venus, which introduced protagonist Carson Napier, a space explorer from Earth lost on the misty planet. In this outing, Napier goes on a ... Read full review

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The Seven Doors
11
Lost
31
Cannibals
62
Fire
80
The Bull and the Lion
92
Down the Escarpment
105
The Gloomy Castle
122
The Girl in the Tower
142
Havatoo
203
A Professor of Astronomy
219
The Attack in the Night
234
The City of the Dead
246
A Surprise
260
In Hiding
271
Under Suspicion
289
Flight
305

The Pygmies
157
The Last Second
173
To Live or Die?
189
Conclusion
317
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Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) was the author of Tarzan of the Apes. His novels "The Moon Maid," "Under the Moons of Mars," and "Pellucidar" are all available in the Bison Frontiers of Imagination series. Kevin J. Anderson is the author of such works of speculative fiction as "Hidden Empire," "Forest of Stars," "Hopscotch," and, with Brian Herbert, the prequels to Frank Herbert's "Dune."

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