19 June 2012

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jules Verne, HG Wells

Classic science fiction authors. More info can be found by your search engine of choice. This posting is dedicated to a friend that has encouraged me in writing and 'publishing' my poems and starting up this blog. We were talking about the John Carter of Mars movie and he was not familiar with ERB writing science fiction...so I said next published author post would be about ERB. AM, thanks for all your help and encouragement, here is info as promised, took awhile I know.

I've read some books by all three authors, don't remember exactly which ones. I don't remember much of anything about the books, but one and that is not about the book.

Pretty sure I started reading ERB along with Andre Norton when I was 8 or 9 years old. Read some Tarzan books that I don't really remember. I do remember reading the John Carter of Mars books. Most likely initially borrowed from my brother's room. I read the Venus series in college. He has written other science fiction novels and a variety of books in different genres. These two series are just straight out for fun as I think most of his fiction is.  They are pulp fiction adventure stories plain and simple. The movie, John Carter of Mars, was recently released and based mainly on the first book of Mars books - Princess of Mars. I enjoyed the movie.

I've read some Jules Verne novels at various points in time, but not recent enough to remember. I remember the Disney movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea more than I remember the book. He is considered one of the fathers of science fiction. A number of his books have been made into films - Journey to Center of Earth, is the other major one I can think of.

My father had a major heart attack the day I was home sick from work reading HG Wells' War of Worlds. That is what I remember of that book. Guess I should read it again. Did not see the movie with Tom Cruise. I did see the Time Machine movie, the 1960 version, and read the book. Like ERB, Wells wrote novels and other things outside of science fiction genre. He is considered one of the fathers of science fiction. To finish the story of my father, with the help of a client at the place I worked at and an uncle I was able to fly home that night.  I met my brother flying in from another state at major hub and we arrived home together.  My father passed away later that day with all of us at his bedside.


  1. I know I have seen the movies but I don't think I have read any of these guys. Yes I know they are classic but I don't think I have read them. Hmmmm
    I guess I have more to read! thanks~CJ

    1. I was amazed at the number of books JV & HGW have written that I wasn't aware of, along with all ones I knew of and haven't read. Reason I put these three together. I'll have more to say about most of future authors I post about.