The Gods of Mars

The Gods of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Gods of Mars is the second book in the famous Barsoom series. At the end of the first book, A Princess of Mars, John Carter is unwillingly transported back to Earth. The Gods of Mars begins with his arrival back on Barsoom (Mars) after a ten-year separation from his wife Dejah Thoris, his unborn child, and the Red Martian people of the nation of Helium, whom he has adopted as his own. Unfortunately, Carter materializes…

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Pellucidar

Pellucidar

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Pellucidar is a 1915 fantasy novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the second in his series about the fictional “hollow earth” land of Pellucidar. David Innes and his captive, a member of the reptilian Mahar master race of the interior world of Pellucidar, return from the surface world in the Iron Mole invented by his friend and companion in adventure Abner Perry. Emerging in Pellucidar at an unknown location, David frees his captive…

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At the Earth’s Core

At The Earth's Core

Edgar Rice Burroughs

At the Earth’s Core is a 1914 fantasy novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in his series about the fictional “hollow earth” land of Pellucidar. David Innes is a mining heir who finances the experimental “iron mole,” an excavating vehicle designed by his elderly inventor friend Abner Perry. In a test run, they discover the vehicle cannot be turned, and it burrows 500 miles into the Earth’s crust, emerging…

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Out of Time’s Abyss

Out of Time's Abyss

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Out of Time’s Abyss is a direct sequel to The Land That Time Forgot and The People That Time Forgot, continuing the lost world saga begun in the Caspak series. It connects the previous two installments, bringing in characters introduced in each. Burroughs completes the revelation of his lost world’s unique biological system, only hinted at in the previous installment, in which the slow progress of evolution in the…

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The People that Time Forgot

The People that Time Forgot

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The People That Time Forgot is an Edgar Rice Burroughs fantasy novel, the second of his Caspak trilogy. It is a direct sequel to The Land That Time Forgot and continues the lost world saga begun in the earlier story. The novel begins with the organization of an expedition to rescue Bowen J. Tyler, Lys La Rue, and the other castaways marooned on the large Antarctic island of Caprona, whose tropical interior, known to its…

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The Land that Time Forgot

The Land that Time Forgot

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Land That Time Forgot is a fantasy novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first of his Caspak trilogy. The novel is set in World War I and opens with a framing story in which a manuscript relating the main story is recovered from a thermos off the coast of Greenland. It purports to be the narrative of Bowen J. Tyler, an American passenger on a ship sunk in the English Channel by a German U-boat. He is rescued by a British…

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Beyond the Black River

Beyond the Black River

Robert E. Howard

Beyond the Black River is one of the original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian. It is set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan fighting the savage Hyborian Picts in the unsettled lands beyond the infamous Black River. Due to its unique elements and atypical frontier setting, the story is considered an undisputed classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales.

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The Land of Mist

The Land of Mist

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Land of Mist is the third novel in the Professor Challenger series, although it centres more on his daughter Enid and his old friend Edward Malone. Another friend from The Lost World, Lord John Roxton, is also involved in the novel’s second half. Professor Summerlee, who has died of old age around this time, is referred to by the mediums (much to the anger of Professor Challenger). Heavily influenced by Doyle’s growing…

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The Poison Belt

The Poison Belt

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Poison Belt is the second book in the Professor Challenger series. Written in 1913, roughly a year before the outbreak of World War I, much of it takes place in a single room in Challenger’s house in Sussex — rather oddly, given that it follows The Lost World, a story set largely outdoors in the wilds of South America. This would be the last story written about Challenger until the 1920s, by which time…

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The Lost World

The Lost World

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Lost World is the first in the Professor Challenger series of novels. It concerns an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin of South America where prehistoric animals (dinosaurs and other extinct creatures) still survive. The novel also describes a war between indigenous people and a vicious tribe of ape-like creatures.

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The Scarlet Plague

The Scarlet Plague

Jack London

The Scarlet Plague is a post-apocalyptic fiction novel which takes place in 2073, sixty years after an uncontrollable epidemic, the Red Death, has depopulated the planet. James Howard Smith is one of the few survivors of the pre-plague era left alive in the San Francisco area, and as he realizes his time grows short, he tries to impart the value of knowledge and wisdom to his grandsons.

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