Chris Holmes joins us to discuss Edgar Rice Burroughs’s “Tarzan at the Earth’s Core”, contemporary fantasy fiction, the Holmes Basic set, the varying levels of dignity given to the black characters, IP crossovers, surprisingly positive depictions of Germans, “Mahars of Pellucidar”, magic dirigibles, the developmental biology of reptiles, informal vs codified ways of encouraging heroism in RPGs, the incredible speed in which pulp characters learn new languages, the future of Pellucidarian fandom, and much more!
2 thoughts on “Episode 67 – Edgar Rice Burroughs’s “Tarzan at the Earth’s Core” with special guest Chris Holmes”
Another excellent episode of your excellent podcast!
A few notes, if I may:
(1) I’m pretty sure that when ERB refers to Tarzan swinging through the trees, he did not mean by vine. Rather, he is brachiating, swinging his body under tree limbs in the manner of an ape (monkeys run along the tops of branches).
(2) ERB had an interesting take on race relations for his time. Overall, he tried to show that people working together, regardless of race, were stronger than people working apart….but, oh man, was he ever a creature of his time! Wait until you read his characterization of the Japanese during World War II…..
(3) Waziri is a Swahili word meaning “Minister” according to Google translate.
Love the podcast! Keep on keeping on!
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Great show, I’m inspired to read the book!
Make sure to listen to the end, there’s a great bit of news for fans of Holmes’ writing.