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?
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?