- Frontispiece – Wood’s Art looks so much better in black and white.
- Reading notes contained in a pure gold cylinder that fell out of the sky’
- Interesting way to tell a story Very wordy but I think Wood does an excellent job of adapting the story.
- How does he lose his clothes? He has a fight and then is dressed like the hulk.
- The Kerkool looks more like a motorbike.
- Headhones that amplify the sound of radiation? Geiger counter in other words. So, entirely logical.
- ‘The Lost Princess’ – Idea comes from Rider Haggards’ SHE but it is well done.
Just had to share this, because I think most of us would agree with the conclusion,
“[Ralph Milne Farley - Roger Sherman Hoar] was the real deal. This was a genuinely brilliant, highly educated, extremely competent man. The other thing was that he didn't have to write. A Radio Man novel wasn't putting bread on his table, not in the 1920s. Rather, he loved the stuff. His novels, and his obvious inspiration from Burroughs' Martian works, were hardly commercial. If the Radio Man series was ERB inspired, it wasn't a commercial rip off, rather, it was an honest to god tribute. A labour of love by a man who was simply swept away by John Carter and Barsoom, and was inspired to write his own. Frankly, I think that's just terrific, and that kind of inspired native enthusiasm, the simple love of the story and the craft, that makes me forgive a lot.
The thing is that as readers, its important that we love what we read. We read Burroughs for the sheer joy of the experience, the pleasure of it. Other readers get it from John Updike I suppose, good for them. But I think it's a wonderful testament when someone is so inspired and so joyed by what he reads, that he's motivated to pick up pen and join the art”. http://www.erbzine.com/mag15/1514.html
Another great choice to read and think about.