Lahal and Kaor!
I've been reading a fair amount of planetary adventure boos lately
including a complete re-read of the Dary Prescot Saga. I finished 3 14 recently,
"Krozair of Kregen," so I've got quite a ways to go before reaching # 45, the
latest to be published in English.
Also been reading the Venus series by Burroughs, just having finished "Lost
on Venus." I did get confused at one point, wondering just what part of
Amtor, Carson and Duare were when they were in Morov and then Havatoo. Skor
has never heard of Vepaja but when told Vepaja once occupied the land of
Thora but was now resuced to an island domain, he admitted to hearing of it
when he was in distant Trabol. He then said that his domain of Morov was in
Strabol, the hot country. This could be just south or north of the equator
but Carson leans toward the northern hemisphere. Perhaps the land of Andoo
is in Strabol as well, but cooled off by mountains?
A few pages earlier, when first they met, Skor said his kingdom of Morov
was in the land of Noobol and he was well aware of the city of Kapdor and of
their Thorist leaning.
All of this info is found in chapter IX "The Gloomy Castle."
So is Noobol part of Strabol?
Here's a question for Dray Prescot fans. What do you think of the
possibility that Ken Bulmer was influenced by a combination of Vepaja and Havatoo
for his City of the Savants, the Swinging City of Aphrasoe? Vepaja and the
Savanti once occupied territories far flung from where they currently exist
and the Savants seem eerily similar to those in Havatoo and to a lesser
degree, the Vepajan city of Kooad,
Just started Lin Carter's "Jandar of Callisto" and frankly, I'm very
excited to return once more to Thanator, the jungle moon of Jupiter.
Lastly and not planetary adventure related, I recently received issue # 65
of Pulpdom, the first of two issues dealing specifically with Pellucidar.
Entitled "Pellucidar Revisited," Mike Taylor in issue # 65 deals with the
first three books in the series. Caz throws in a few interesting editorial
gems along the way. The cost is $8.00 for each issue (# 's 65 & 66). Send
5055 Highway 151
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Be sure to mention the specific issues . Also, you can subscribe (in the
USA) for five issues for $30.00.
That's it for now. Back to Jandar!
PS Any idea why I have to unbounce myself on Yahoo?
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