Deuce, glad you have started this thread. Burroughs was truly one of the great ones, and I am really glad that he has not faded into obscurity as have so many others.
Hey greywho! Thanks. I guess it demonstrates (amongst other things) Howard's good taste in influences. Reading ERB pretty much led me directly to reading REH.
I love the Mars books, but my all-time personal favorites are the non-series stand-alone books, like THE MUCKER, THE MOON MAID, I AM A BARBARIAN, etc.
Actually the first two had sequels: The Return of the Mucker
and The Moon Men
. Frazetta did great covers for both. BTW, Bison Books (who've brought us great stuff like the Lamb and REH reprints) has issued an expanded
version with long-lost ERB text. I Am a Barbarian
kicks a$$. Unfortunately, I can't find my copy right now.
Did you happen to pick up the Guidry and Adkins volume, FORGOTTEN TALES OF LOVE AND MURDER? I had hoped that on the strength of that one they would do the rest of the unpublished fiction ("Night of Terror"/"More Fun! More People Killed!," "Mr. Doak Flies South," "Angel's Serenade," "Uncle Miner and Other Relatives") or perhaps hardcover reissues of some of the more obscure pieces ("Pirate Blood," "Beware!"). However, it has been six years, and so far nary a word. Oh, well, we live on hope.
I haven't picked up the G&A book. Pirate Blood
was a dark, bad-a$$ tale. I found out recently that Krenkel did a cover painting for it. Kaor!