Sunday, June 05, 2011

Day Made


Wandered over to the SF/Fantasy section at Barnes & Noble Friday and saw something I had once wondered if I'd ever see again, brand new trade editions of Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars and Tarzan of the Apes. These are, of course, two of my favorite books of all time, and to see them readily available again with shiny new covers just made my day.

4 comments:

Paul R. McNamee said...

Yeah. I commented on this at barsoomia.org when it was posted there.

The only downside is that I believe Fall River Press will probably stick to the public domain only. Getting the fist Barsoom trilogy is neat and all, but I'd sure like someone to work with ERB Properties and release an entire new set of all 11/12 books. Coupled with a complete e-book set, too.

All the e-book and audios seem to stop at book five, which is where I assume the copyrights start to kick in.

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Yep, and unfortunately ERB Inc has a long history of shooting themselves in the collective foot when it comes to keeping Burroughs' stuff in print and available. Maybe if the John Carter movie does well.

Kilian Stark said...

Do you happen to know who's the cover artist?

Charles R. Rutledge said...

I don't, Kilian. I'll look next time I'm at the bookstore. Pretty cool art.