Edgar Rice Burroughs, a man who quit the pencil-sharpener wholesale business to give writing a stab, is most known for his creation of Tarzan of the Apes, but that jungle swinging pulp hero was just the tip of the iceberg in the fertile imaginative mind of one of the 20th Centuries most influential writers.
When we last saw our intrepid heroes Bowen Tyler and Lys La Rue had married and sailed away aboard the rescue ship Toreador while Tom Billings, who had come to Caspak to find Tyler, had to remain behind to be with Ajor the Caspakian native girl that he fell in love with.
Nestled inside the world’s largest volcanic crater is the land of Caspak. Its jungles teaming with countless varieties of prehistoric life, and it is in this terror-fuelled land that adventurer Tom Billings must look to find his lost friend, Bowen Tyler. Edgar Rice Burroughs returns us to this mysterious world where evolution has been turned…
Dinosaurs’ still roaming the earth today is a fantasy element to be found in stories dating from as far back as 1912s The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the upcoming Jurassic World and our love of those magnificent beasties will certainly keep this genre alive.