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"They are homages, or parodies, if you prefer, of Edgar Rice Burroughs. I set them in the Martian past because it was not possible by then to set them on Burroughs's Mars. I did them for fun in nine days. In 1965. In the final book I have the hero actually ACTING according to Burroughs stated ideals, which Burroughs's heroes never do, because of expediency or whatever, which meant he could neither blame nor kill in many circumstances and there is a sort of causatory trail back to some symbolic first cause which I must admit I forget since I haven't read them myself. They were done for fun in the hope the reader would enjoy them in the same way. I got around $700 for all three in 1965 and never expected to see a penny more (not bad for nine days work, after all, in 1965). The book was for quite a while my biggest earning title and in the library records done in the UK for the public library borrowings, the omnibus always came out as second best-borrowed to whatever the new one was. So there you go. Still earning. And my father's favourite books of mine until the day he died. Not bad for nine days of light work, eh ?"<ref>http://www.multiverse.org/fora/showpost.php?p=104769&postcount=1</ref>
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Revision as of 16:14, 22 October 2007

First of the Michael Kane trilogy. Originally published under the pseudonym Edward P. Bradbury.

Publishing History (UK)

  • Mass Market Paperback, Compact, 1965, Cover by James Cawthorn
  • Mass Market Paperback, NEL, 128pp., ISBN: 0-450-00684-0, 1971
  • Mass Market Paperback, NEL, 128pp., ISBN: 0-450-03319-8, Jun 1977, Cover by Tim White

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Publishing History (US)

  • Mass Market Paperback, Lancer, 1966, Cover by Gray Morrow
  • Mass Market Paperback, Lancer, ISBN: 0-447-72118-X, 1970, Cover by Kenneth Smith
  • Mass Market Paperback, DAW, ISBN: 0-87997-436-2, Jan 1979, Cover by Richard Hescox
  • Mass Market Paperback, Ace, ISBN: 0-441-87339-1, Mar 1991
  • Paperback, Paizo Publishing, 160pp., ISBN: 1-60125-044-4, 15 Sep 2007, Cover by Andrew Hou

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Mike Says

"They are homages, or parodies, if you prefer, of Edgar Rice Burroughs. I set them in the Martian past because it was not possible by then to set them on Burroughs's Mars. I did them for fun in nine days. In 1965. In the final book I have the hero actually ACTING according to Burroughs stated ideals, which Burroughs's heroes never do, because of expediency or whatever, which meant he could neither blame nor kill in many circumstances and there is a sort of causatory trail back to some symbolic first cause which I must admit I forget since I haven't read them myself. They were done for fun in the hope the reader would enjoy them in the same way. I got around $700 for all three in 1965 and never expected to see a penny more (not bad for nine days work, after all, in 1965). The book was for quite a while my biggest earning title and in the library records done in the UK for the public library borrowings, the omnibus always came out as second best-borrowed to whatever the new one was. So there you go. Still earning. And my father's favourite books of mine until the day he died. Not bad for nine days of light work, eh ?"[1]

Notes