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KaravanCast, Episode 2 – Beyond Thirty

The new episode of the KaravanCast, is on air right now!
In which Dave rambles about Beyond Thirty, a little known Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, and about history, Doug McClure, Things to Come and then does a rather awkward attempt at blatant self-promotion.

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Waiting for KaravanCast: Beyond Thirty

thelostcontinentedgarriceburroughs565I just got an idea that… who knows?
I’m setting up the next episode of the KaravanCast, and for a number of reasons (see below), I decided to go and take a look at one of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “lesser” books: Beyond Thirty, also known as The Lost Continent.
Now, the book is in the public domain, and so I thought you might like to check it out beforehand, so that when (if?) you listen to my podcast, you have a better idea of what I’m talking about.

You can get the novel in various ebook formats from Project Gutenberg, or an audio version from LibriVox.

As for the reasons why I’m covering this less-known work by Burroughs… Continue reading


Beyond Thirty


Beyond was the great unknown. Even the geographies of my boyhood showed nothing beyond. We were taught of nothing beyond. Speculation was discouraged. For two hundred years the Eastern Hemisphere had been wiped from the maps and histories of Pan-America. Its mention in fiction, even, was forbidden.

Edgar Rice BurroughsThe Lost Continent, originally published as Beyond Thirty in 1916 (but written the previous year), is a slim adventure novel that I read a few years back, and is not one of the most famous of ERB’s creations. Continue reading