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About THE WIZARD OF VENUS: The Wizard of Venus is one of the manuscripts found among Edgar Rice Burroughs' unpublished papers years after his death. Wizard Of Venus by Edgar Rice Burroughs, December 1, , Ace edition, in English. The Wizard of Venus book. Read 19 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Mit den bisherigen vier Bänden lagen alle zu Lebzeiten des Auto.

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Sort order. Edgar Rice Burroughs is one of my favorite authors, so naturally I'm digging into every last entry in his major series, trying to get at more of the good stuff. Granted, the ignorance theme runs throughout the series, but it does not impede the superior adventure of the first 3 books. Seeing Carson finally using these powers in service of an adventure instead of just the frame device in the first novel makes one a little upset that it hadn't appeared in the other books, since it really could have helped in the countless situations where he lost his weapons.

On the other hand, the power of illusion sort of turns this into an especially lightweight entry, resulting in far less action than what we're used to. This is another short Burroughs novel, published for the first time in this Ace edition. There's a note about it by Donald A. Wolheim which suggests that it is a draft that Burroughs simply never got around to polishing for publication.

On reading it, I think there may be some other factors that kept it from seeing publication in when it was written.

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This time he's a motorcycle cop who winds up being taken off in a small airship by his old college buddy who has just robbed a bank. He gets stranded on an island among pirates in Southeast Asia. The title comes from the fact that the hero, John Lafitte, is descended from a pirate and believes that genetics determine our destiny. This is a distinctly s notion and it may be a reason why Burroughs didn't come back to this text since he generally seems to have set aside things like this when popular science moved on from them.

Lafitte rises in the ranks among the pirates and deals freely in murder and kidnapping and even starts a pirate breeding farm on the island. This also has a dark twist on Burroughs trademark romantic coincidence device, a rare occasion where you can't outguess him. It's a rough nugget of a book, but in general it delivers on the Burroughs promise, as short and strange as it is. View 1 comment.

I like ERB's Barsoom series better than his Venus series, but these are fine and enjoyable adventures. Apr 07, Richard rated it liked it. The two stories in this volume couldn't be more different. First, this Venus story is just unessential. As the series progressed I grew tired of it all and this story is just a waste of time. Second, Pirates Blood was an okay fiction story. Starring a resilient man like all of Burroughs protagonists that I've read so far.

The life or death suspense goes out the window though when the story is in first person perspective. Neither story was published in Burroughs life time so maybe he wasn't ready The two stories in this volume couldn't be more different. Neither story was published in Burroughs life time so maybe he wasn't ready to publish them. Two posthumously published novellas by Burroughs -- one a Venusian adventure that centers around a nobleman who has convinced all the people around him that he is a wizard who can turn them into pigs, and the other a pirate adventure that explores the nature vs.

Both fun especially the dirigible bit in the pirate story , but you can tell they weren't quite finished yet -- good for Burroughs fans, probably not that great for a casual reader. The story is decidedly silly and the final adventure of Carson Napier is perhaps incomplete. The companion tale, Pirate Blood, has all the elements expected in an ERB story but is a distinct departure for the author. A dark tale apparently drafted at a time when the science of genetics was in its infancy and the theories of eugenics dominated the field.

Following the standard ERB formula, our hero John Lafitte, distant relative of Jean Lafitte, the famous French pirate is snatched from his normal world a motorcycle cop in Southern California and forced to accompany a friend turned embezzler during an escape via airship over the Pacific Ocean a mode of transportation frequently in the news in the late 's and early 's -i.

Moving from one near-deadly adventure after another, John reaches back to his ancestor's pirate blood to find the means for survival. He finds it easy to discard civilized behavior which he believes is merely a veneer masking his true nature. It is easy to cheer him on, thinking he will demonstrate a better nature but he rarely does so. Overall, this slim volume demonstrates ERB's skill and why he remains popular. By itself, I'd rate Pirate Blood 3 stars but the Wizard story holds it to 2.

I rate it a 3 as a story itself. I have read pretty much all of Burroughs books from Tarzan to Mars to Venus and others. This was the only one I would rate low.

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But the main reason for the low score has nothing at all to with the story. In some books there is at least one error on every page. C'mon Amazon, surely you can do better. Find some people who can type for goodness sakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mar 20, Erik rated it really liked it.

Pirates of Venus

The Wizard of Venus was ok, but Pirates Blood was a lot more fun! Two short pieces unpublished until years after ERB's death.


The first "The Wizard Of Venus" is the last in this so-so series and is no improvement on the previous volumes, Burroughs was obviously intending it to be the first of several self contained but linked stories that he would have published first separately in magazines before combining them as a full length book as he had done with the likes of "Escape On Venus" "Llana of Gathol" and Savage Pellucidar. The other story "Pirate Blood" is much longer, novella length and is at least more interesting.

I was expecting if you like classic yo heave ho, shiver me timbers pirates and was quite surprised to find the story contemporary 's.

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However the story and characters without exception are a thoroughly dislikeable bunch very much including the "hero. The first half however isn't bad consisting mainly of drifting about in an airship. Burroughs also wrote popular science fiction and fantasy stories involving Earthly adventurers transported to various planets notably Barsoom, Burroughs's fictional name for Mars, and Amtor, his fictional name for Venus , lost islands, and into the interior of the hollow earth in his Pellucidar stories, as well as westerns and historical romances.

Along with All-Story, many of his stories were published in The Argosy magazine. Tarzan was a cultural sensation when introduced. Burroughs was determined to capitalize on Tarzan's popularity in every way possible. He planned to exploit Tarzan through several different media including a syndicated Tarzan comic strip, movies and merchandise. Experts in the field advised against this course of action, stating that the different media would just end up competing against each other.

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Burroughs went ahead, however, and proved the experts wrong — the public wanted Tarzan in whatever fashion he was offered. Tarzan remains one of the most successful fictional characters to this day and is a cultural icon. In either or , Burroughs purchased a large ranch north of Los Angeles, California, which he named "Tarzana. Also, the unincorporated community of Tarzan, Texas, was formally named in when the US Postal Service accepted the name, reputedly coming from the popularity of the first silent Tarzan of the Apes film, starring Elmo Lincoln, and an early "Tarzan" comic strip.

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