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Pirates of Venus (Bison Frontiers of Imagination) Paperback – September 1, 2001
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"Pirates of Venus" is a straightforward ERB adventure on one level, but you can also read it as a thinly disguised political satire aimed at the communists.Read more ›
It sounds like a typical Burrough adventure: plenty of colorful action, monsters, weird science, and crazy new cultures. But Burroughs was past his creative prime, and "Pirates of Venus" shows it. Phillip R. Burger, in his interesting afterword to this edition, sums up the problems in two telling sentences: "In the pantheon of Burroughs heroes, Carson Napier is considered a tad deficient." "I've become rather fond of 'Pirates of Venus' as well, in spite of the novel's rather glaring fault: no plot." Although Burger makes a spirited attempt to explain his liking for the novel, he's right about the flaws. Napier is a weak hero who doesn't really have any plan or direction, and the novel is really a loosely collected series of escapades and fights that lead nowhere in particular.Read more ›
Pirates of Venus was a 173 page burner I read in 2 days. A lot of fun, excitement and suspense as Burroughs creates another hostile habitable world.
I wont ruin the story for you just give you a few tid bits. Carson Napier a rich, handsome blond haired, blue eyed man has the idea of exploring Mars. With the help of his friends and lots of money he has a sloping rocket rail system and a huge double walled projectile made for him to be shot toward Mars. Unfortunately the Moon's gravitational pull is not calculated . He just misses crashing on the Moon,and he is thrown toward the sun and impending vaporization. Luckily Venus's gravity captures the projectile and Carson is able to eventually parachute out over Venus.
Here Burroughs gives the reader a rich description of Venus with its thousand plus foot trees, vicious giant spiders, vicious ground beasts, flying birdmen strong enough to carry off people, and different humanoid tribes.
Carson is found by a human tribe of people and is under nice house arrest but treated very well. He is seen and sees a beautiful virgin 18 year old, daughter of the king.
I wont ruin the story by saying too much more.
Eventually he becomes a pirate on a ship on the ocean of Venus against an evil empire, not the good people who first captured him. He must rescue the captive princess. I won't ruin the great ending just say it sets up the next book beautifully.
Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter Mars series was so good...Read more ›
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One of the high-level changes that separates modern speculative fiction from the old stuff is the balkanization of science fiction among hard science fiction, social science... Read morePublished 7 days ago by H. P.
I like most everything Burroughs wrote, but most folks my find it tongue-in cheek.Published 13 months ago by N. Burrow
It is hard not to compare Carson Napier with Edgar Rice Burroughs's other interplanetary adventurer, John Carter of Mars, though the two have very little in common. Read morePublished 15 months ago by RDD
Great ERB, interesting the number of places he takes you in his tales, can't wait to read the next in the seriesPublished on April 15, 2014 by Jerry Jones
I got this to replace a copy I'd lost years ago. I'm rebuilding my library and for my partner to read. He'd never heard ERB wrote them-only the Tarzans.Published on March 13, 2014 by bearskajira