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A little game on Burroughs’ birthday


Today it’s the birthday of Edgar Rice Burroughs, a man that, out of his dreams of escape from a monotonous, soul-killing life, built a whole culture – a culture of which I am part, and if you are here reading this, you are too.
And just don’t take my word on this.


I loved Tarzan movies and books as a kid, but it was discovering John Carter in high school that was a revelation.
If you really need to know it, my favorite by Burroughs is The Land that Time Forgot, with Pellucidar a close second – yeah, I like dinosaurs.
But should I choose a single title, I’d go for The Master Mind of Mars.
And so here’s a little game, for you…

When it comes to The Master Mind of Mars, Michael Whelan or Mark Schultz?


Michael Whelan

master mind schultz

Mark Schultz

Cast your vote in the comments, ladies and gentlemen… you will win nothing, but the pleasure of remembering ERB, and his fantastic worlds.
And also, what’s your favorite Burroughs novel, and series?

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

9 thoughts on “A little game on Burroughs’ birthday

  1. Kaor! Whelan all the way for me, whether it’s his treatment of Barsoom, the Foundation universe or the Pliocene Exile …


  2. Whoops, sorry that was me, forgot I was still signed in to my wife’s account.


  3. Definitely Michael Whelan, my favourite illustrator of all time

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  4. Both are wonderful. But, Schultz captures the constant motion and action that epitomizes ERB’s writing. Great article, I enjoy this blog very much.


  5. Schultz really captures the non-stop action I attribute to ERB’s work. Than again you can never go wrong with Whelan. Great blog by the way.

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  6. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who had been conducting a little research on this.
    And he actually bought me dinner because I found it for him…
    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanks for spending some time to talk about this
    issue here on your site. http://addie79i4018798578.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-4.html


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