Book #45162

The Moon Men

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: Reprint Edition
Size: 8vo; [16], 17-375, [9] pages
Publisher: New York: Canaveral Press, 1962.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Mahlon Blain

An attractive Canaveral Press publication in orange cloth with black lettering. Fine condition in Near Fine price-clipped dust-jacket with minor edgewear. Although titled The Moon Men, it actually is a reprinting of the book originally published as The Moon Maid. Dust-jacket art and seven interior black-and-white illustrations Mahlon Blaine. Zeuschner 344.

The Moon Men tells of the adventure of Julian who landed on the moon in 2025 only to be captured by a queer race of creatures, half-human, half-animal--the Va-gas. Julian meets the Moon Maid and later carries her back to earth. Subsequently a savage race of Moon Men, aided by the Va-gas invaded and conquered the earth which had been rendered helpless by adherence to the doctrine of pacifism; B & W Illustrations.

Price: $49.00

Author Bio

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs (Sept. 1, 1875 – Mar. 19, 1950), Chicago born author, best known for his creation of the jungle legend Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter.

By 1911, after seven years of low wages, he was working as a pencil sharpener wholesaler and began to write fiction. Aiming his work at pulp fiction magazines, his first story Under the Moons of Mars was serialized in 1912. He soon took up writing full-time and by the time Under the Moons of Mars had finished, he had completed two novels, including Tarzan of the Apes. Burroughs also wrote popular science fiction and fantasy stories involving Earthly adventurers transported to various planets (e.g., Barsoom, Burroughs' fictional name for Mars, and Amtor, his for Venus). Tarzan was a cultural sensation when introduced and remains one of the most successful fictional characters of all times.