Category Archives: Adventure fiction

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Venus series

I’ve talked a bit about Edgar Rice Burroughs’ sword and planet adventures before; in particular, I’ve discussed his ‘Barsoom‘ (Mars) series briefly and did a post on the first two books on his ‘Pellucidar‘ (Hollow Earth) series.  In preparation for … Continue reading

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Maracot Deep

One of the fun things about my blogging is that I keep turning up relatively unknown works by famous authors which, although not on par with their classics, give fascinating insights into the authors’ views.  They’re usually quite entertaining, as … Continue reading

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Bertram Mitford’s The Sign of the Spider

It’s hard to find out information about author Bertram Mitford (1855-1914).  Even Wikipedia doesn’t have information about him, instead redirecting to another Bertram Mitford who wrote about Japan.  He was, like H. Rider Haggard, a writer of adventure stories set … Continue reading

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H. Rider Haggard’s She

Before Indiana Jones, there was Allan Quatermain, elephant hunter and adventurer/explorer of Africa. Quatermain was the creation of H. Ridger Haggard (1856-1925), and was featured in the novels King Solomon’s Mines and Allan Quatermain. Haggard’s work was informed by his … Continue reading

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