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For questions about the american writer, Edgar Rice Burroughs, best known for creating Tarzan and John Carter. Can also be used when asking about his works.

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Who are the characters depicted in this ERB bookplate?

Followup to this old question Did Edgar Rice Burroughs ever write a fictional work (novel, tale, etc..) depicting Tarzan on Mars? that recently reappeared. (also the source of the image) At the left ...
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Rifle usage in Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom

In one of the John Carter Barsoom books there is mention made of long range rifles used by one of the Green Martian clans Update: Thanks to comments from Klaus AE Morgensen I've now got the actual ...
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Did Edgar Rice Burroughs ever write a fictional work (novel, tale, etc..) depicting Tarzan on Mars?

Edgar Rice Burroughs' nephew, Studley Oldham Burroughs, designed for him an ex libris bookplate showing Tarzan holding the planet Mars, but I would like to know if Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote something ...
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Did Edgar Rice Burroughs write physically strong women?

I am under the impression that the female characters in the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, even those that have strong character traits, are often in need of protection or rescue by the male ...
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When will books by Edgar Rice Burroughs enter the public domain?

I recently started reading the public domain Barsoom novels (I'm on Thuvia, Maid of Mars at the moment) and I'm planning on reading the rest of the novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, but some are in the ...
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John Carter Film - Thern Medallion Teleportation

In the film John Carter, Dejah Thoris is explaining Thern Teleportation to John Carter. I can't remember exactly what she said, but is it in any way similar to what Quantum Teleportation or Biodigital ...
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How can the Therns change their physical bodies?

I have read that the Therns are like any normal Martian, but how can they change their physical bodies? Is it like a disguise?
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Were Edgar Rice Burroughs' Different Planets in the Same Universe?

Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote books in a number of different settings: Tarzan (jungles of Africa) John Carter of Mars Carson of Venus At the Earth's Core -- Pellucidar (inside the Earth) The Moon Series ...
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Would John Carter remain strong on a reduced gravity world?

Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1912 and long before space flight, it was stated John Carter would be stronger on Mars than he was on Earth. If he stayed on Mars, would he remain strong, or would ...
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Why Was Edgar Rice Burroughs' Style So Poor in "John Carter and the Giant of Mars?"

One element that fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs and of the John Carter of Mars series is the unmistakeable style of Burroughs. This style carries through all 11 of the books, except for the first half ...
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How Does John Carter Know He's From Virginia?

John Carter, in the books, repeatedly states that he has no idea how old he is and can't remember his childhood, yet he also repeatedly and proudly cites that he's from Virginia, or he's referred to ...
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Did Edgar Rice Burroughs Have Specific Martian Locations In Mind?

When Edgar Rice Burroughs was writing his Martian tales, did he have specific locations in mind when he wrote about places like Helium or which dead sea bottoms were where the Tharks live? Was he ...
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