First Editions - Venus Series
Foreword to The Pirates of Venus, ACE Books, January 1964

Any patriotic citizen can give you the name of the astronaut commonly believed to be the first American into space, and
inform you of the exact time and date of liftoff from the pad at Cape Canaveral, but any student of Burroughs knows that
the first American in space was a tow-headed, blue-eyed, young man name Carson Napier.
Napier, a former British subject, was an American by choice.  He did not lift off from a Cape Canaveral rocket pad, but
was blasted into the heavens in a rocket torpedo of his own design—more than thirty years ago!
This “wrong way” Corrigan of space was attempting to reach Mars, but landed on Venus instead.  There he encountered
races primitively bestial and super-scientifically advanced.  There he battled with strange beasts and giant insects.  
There he lost his heart to Duare, daughter of a Vepajan jong, whose beauty could mean death to the beholder.
Carson Napier’s amazing adventures on Amtor are recorded in four novels (and a novelette), of which this is the first,
as communicated directly from him to Edgar Rice Burroughs through the marvelous medium of telepathy.
Impossible?  Science-fiction fantasy?  You don’t believe it?  Well, if you cannot believe in the reality of the worlds of
Edgar Rice Burroughs after reading the first few pages of this book, then there is no Tarzan of the Apes!  For it is the
unique style of making the impossible plausible that made Burroughs the most popular and best selling author in the

                                                                                                       Vernell Coriell
                                                                                                        The Burroughs Bibliophiles
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Escape On Venus - 1st edition                                                                                                                                 $9.99