The Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs

Readings of some of the greatest imaginative fiction ever written. Edgar Rice Burroughs, best known for his creation of Tarzan of the Apes, was a prolific author of what would come to be known as "science fiction" or "swords and sorcery." Accomplished film and TV actor David Stifel is your narrator and host. Join us for the adventures of a lifetime!

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Direct download: Land_That_Time_Forgot_01a.mp3
Category:Land Time Forgot Episodes -- posted at: 10:30pm PDT

This is just a reminder that the three Tarzan books, Tarzan of the Apes, The Return of Tarzan, and The Beasts of Tarzan, will all be retired from this site no later than May 30, 2013. After that time, they may be purchased through www.BurroughsGuy.com, or directly from audible.com. The first two episodes of each book will remain available here free of charge.

These changes are made to help make some income from these properties, and allow me to contiinue providing ERB readings here free of charge.

Thanks for your support. Stay fantastic!

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New Procedures Coming!

The Fantastic Worlds podcast is changing how it handles completed books.

In the past, once a novel has been completed on the podcast, it has remained available at this website for 6 to 9 months before "retirement".

Starting now, that will change. Once a novel has posted its final episode, it will remain available here free of charge for three weeks only.  After that time, it will be available for purchase. Purchase links will be provided here at this website, and also at www.BurroughsGuy.com.

This means, in particular, that the first two Tarzan novels will be available here free of charge for a maximum of three weeks from today.

As in the past, the current novel, whatever it is, will be posted free of charge an episode at a time, and all episodes for that novel will remain available for downloading until the three week limit is reached.

Thank you for your time and your support. Stay fantastic!

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Chapter I - "Kidnapped"

The beginning of the third book of the Tarzan series.

Direct download: The_Beasts_of_Tarzan_01.mp3
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At the Earth's Core Retires Feb. 25, 2013

On February 25, 2013, At the Earth's Core will be retired from this site. After that, listeners may listen to the first two episodes here free of charge, but will need to purchase it to hear the remainder. It may be purchased at www.burroughsguy.com.

This action is being taken to help generate revenues to allow me to continue podcasting more of these novels.

Many thanks to each one of you for your support.

Category:Blog Entries -- posted at: 2:50am PDT

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Chapter I - "The Affair on the Liner"

We pick up the action several months after the conclusion of Tarzan of the Apes.

Direct download: The_Return_of_Tarzan_01.mp3
Category:Return of Tarzan Episodes -- posted at: 3:55am PDT

Chessmen To Retire Nov. 1, 2012

On November 1, 2012, The Chessmen of Mars will be retired from this site. After that, listeners may listen to the first two episodes here free of charge, but will need to purchase it to hear the remainder. It may be purchased at www.burroughsguy.com.

This action is being taken to help generate revenues to allow me to continue podcasting more of these novels.

Many thanks to each one of you for your support.

Category:Blog Entries -- posted at: 12:57am PDT

Breaking news - Tarzan is NOT censored here!

Late breaking news - we take special pride that we are presenting you with the unexpurgated and unabridged 1914 McClurg first editon text of Tarzan of the Apes! 

In 1969, Ballantine Books was authorized by the Burroughs estate to issue a censored version of Tarzan, so as not offend any civil rights era mentalities. This bowdlerized text has permeated the information space such that any printed texts of this work you may get today are very likely to be the censored version (this includes the bowdlerized text available at project Gutenberg!).

We are especially proud to offer this work as Edgar Rice Burroughs himself wanted it presented to the world. 100% what ERB wished. This is the real thing!

Category:Blog Entries -- posted at: 10:08pm PDT

Tarzan's Here!

It's time to focus on that iconic figure, Tarzan of the Apes. We've started with Tarzan of the Apes - and there are seven more Tarzan novels in the public domain.  Tell your friends.

As always, credit is due Ernest Stifel for his remarkable artwork for this podcast's icons. Thanks, bro!

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This is the mega-blockbuster of the 20th Century. Really!  Tarzan was a huge success for Ed, and an icon of the 20th century. Written in 1911/1912 and first published in 1912 by All-Story magazine, Tarzan was every much as big a hit as Harry Potter has been in our own time.  We take great pleasure in presenting it to you - and hopefully to a new audience for this timeless classic.

Late breaking news - we take special pride that we are presenting you with the unexpurgated and unabridged 1914 McClurg first editon text!  In 1963, Ballantine Books was authorized by the Burroughs estate to issue a censored version of Tarzan, so as not offend any civil rights era mentalities. This bowdlerized text has permeated the information space such that any printed texts of this work you may get today are very likely to be the censored version. We are especially proud to offer this work as Edgar Rice Burroughs himself wanted it presented to the world. 100% what ERB wished.

Direct download: 01_Tarzan_of_the_Apes.mp3
Category:Tarzan of the Apes Episodes -- posted at: 12:07am PDT