Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs edited by Mike Resnick & Robert T. Garcia
Oct 1, 2013 (Baen)

Eleven new tales set in the legendary worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Contains stories by top writers such as Mercedes Lackey, Sarah Hoyt, and Mike Resnick. 

Most people don’t know it, but the best-selling American writer of the 1920s wasn’t Hemingway or Fitzgerald, but Edgar Rice Burroughs. Everyone knows that he created Tarzan, but he wasn’t limited to that one classic creation.  There was John Carter, Warlord of Mars.  There was Pellucidar, the wondrous world that exists at the center of the Earth, and  Carson of Venus, the Wrong-Way Corrigan of space, who set off for Mars and wound up on Venus for four novels and part of a fifth.

Many top science fiction and fantasy writers of today grew up reading Burroughs, and this anthology is their way of “paying back” and thanking him for stirring their imaginations. Join their celebration with these all new tales set in the astounding worlds that Edgar Rice Burroughs brought to life: giving their own spin on the unforgettable characters conceived by one of the great masters of science fiction, adventure, and fantasy., (Editor) 


I'll confess, I haven't read nearly as much Burroughs as I should have, and it's been years since I've visited any of his worlds, but I really like the idea of this anthology. Plus, you have to admit, the pedigree of authors is outstanding - Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Mercedes Lackey, Kevin J. Anderson, Peter David, F. Paul Wilson, and Joe R. Lansdale.

4 comments:

  1. Wow! That looks exciting! Totally new to me!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. I agree, it sounds so good, and with some great authors :)

    Great pick, and thanks for sharing!

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  3. exciting indeed, I love his worlds! Sounds like a delightful reading! Love the hot cover too

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  4. Great choice! this looks really interesting : )

    my WOW and giveaway

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