A Look at Edgar Rice Burroughs’ I Am A Barbarian
Apr08

A Look at Edgar Rice Burroughs’ I Am A Barbarian

A Look at Edgar Rice Burroughs’ I Am A Barbarian by Bill Ward “I thank the gods that I am a barbarian and so feel no responsibility for the acts of Romans.” -Britannicus Caligulae Servus If the nickname “Little Boots” doesn’t fill you with dread perhaps it will in the original Latin: Caligula. The byword for depraved tyranny, the quintessential Mad Monarch, Caligula’s brief reign as third Emperor of Rome has been the...

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Adventures in Fiction: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Aug31

Adventures in Fiction: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Our Appendix N Archeology and Adventures in Fiction series are meant to take a look at the writers and creators behind the genre(s) that helped to forge not only our favorite hobby but our lives. We invite you to explore the entirety of the series on our Adventures In Fiction home page. A Personal Tale of Turning a Red Planet Purple by Terry Olson September 1 is the birthday of Edgar Rice Burroughs,...

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Where to Start With American Fantasy Series
May11

Where to Start With American Fantasy Series

Where to Start With American Fantasy Series by Bill Ward While J.R.R. Tolkien may be the most famous and ubiquitous of fantasy writers, introducing generations of readers the world over to fantasy fiction through The Hobbit and influencing the way such stories are forever told with his masterwork, The Lord of the Rings, American letters has perhaps contributed more profoundly to the development of the modern secondary world fantasy...

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Edgar Rice Burroughs and The Pulps: The Expansion of Genre Fiction
Mar21

Edgar Rice Burroughs and The Pulps: The Expansion of Genre Fiction

Edgar Rice Burroughs and The Pulps: The Expansion of Genre Fiction by Ryan Harvey The first pulp magazine was Argosy, which changed to an all-fiction format in 1896. Each issue delivered a thick stack of stories printed on low-cost paper. More pulp magazines followed, and by the 1920s, they had changed the way people across the country consumed fiction. They made reading stories of wild adventures, Western action, granite-jawed...

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