Publisher description for Tarzan at the Earth's core / by Edgar Rice Burroughs ; introduction to the Bison Books ed. by Sean McMullen ; frontispiece by J. Allen St. John.


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From the Bison Frontiers of Imagination series
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“Before Jurassic Park there were Burroughs's jungles; before Princess Leia there was Jana, the Red Flower of Zoram; before the Dyson sphere there was Pellucidar; and before the Terminator there was Tarzan.”—From Sean McMullen’s introduction
“[Burroughs’s] stories are still as solid and imaginative as anything being published today. Perhaps, dare we say it, even more so.”—Statesman Journal
Continuing the saga of Pellucidar, the empire located in the Earth's hollow center, Tarzan at the Earth's Core is the fourth work in this classic series. The American explorer and emperor of Pellucidar, David Innes, has been captured by the deadly Korsar pirates. Picking up on the desperate cries for help emanating from Pellucidar, Jason Gridley of Tarzana brings the message to the only person who can help, Tarzan of the Apes. Together young Gridley and Lord Greystoke travel to the exotic and strange realm within the Earth to save the imprisoned ruler. Unaccustomed to the difficulties of Pellucidar, the two struggle in its savage environment, with its eternal noon and bizarre monsters, in their quest to save Innes and the precarious rule he has established. Sean McMullen provides an introduction for this Bison Books edition.
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950) is the legendary author of dozens of novels, including Tarzan of the Apes and The Land That Time Forgot, available in a Bison Books edition. Sean McMullen is one of Australia's leading science fiction and fantasy authors, with more than a dozen books and four dozen stories published. He is the coauthor of Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction and is finishing a PhD in medieval fantasy literature.
Also available from the Pellucidar series: At the Earth's Core Pellucidar Tanar of Pellucidar Back to the Stone Age (forthcoming in 2007) Land of Terrror (forthcoming in 2007) Savage Pellucidar (forthcoming in 2007)



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Tarzan (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Earth -- Core -- Fiction.