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Saturday, May 27, 2006

Top 10 Best Names from Edgar Rice Burroughs

One of the great talents possessed by the sci-fi-adventure novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs was the effortless creation of elegant, illustrative, poetic - in all ways perfect - names for his fantastic characters, places, creatures.

Here are ten of his best:
  1. Banth
  2. Barsoom
  3. Dejah Thoris
  4. Kerchak
  5. Mahar
  6. Pellucidar
  7. Phutra
  8. Sabor
  9. Tars Tarkas
  10. Tarzan

Read 'em & weep, GEORGE LUCAS! Who's your daddy, beeeeeaaatchhhh ?!!!

Pellucidar book cover

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Good ERB name choices.
To learn more about the Master of Fantasy Adventure, Grandfather of American Science Fiction, and the creator of Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, et al:
The Official Edgar Rice Burroughs Websites and Webzines are at:

Bill Hillman
Editor and Webmaster

- By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Aug 18, 03:15:00 PM GMT+1  

Great! Thanks for the links, Bill!

- By Blogger Neal Romanek, at Mon Aug 21, 10:25:00 PM GMT+1  

Judging by 'banth' and 'jed', George Lucas did indeed read 'em.

- By Blogger anarchist, at Sat Aug 06, 02:36:00 PM GMT+1  

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