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Edgar Rice Burroughs

American novelist

1875   -   1950


genre: science fiction, fantasy, adventure novel, planetary romance, sword and planet, Western
country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: American English
educated at: Phillips Academy
occupation: novelist, screenwriter, science fiction writer, prosaist, children's writer, writer
award received: Inkpot Award, Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame

Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American speculative fiction writer, best known for his prolific output in the adventure, science fiction and fantasy genres. His most well-known creations include Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars (Barsoom series) He is also known for the hollow Earth-themed Pellucidar series, beginning with At the Earth's Core (1914), Carson Napier of Venus (Amtor series) and the lost world-themed Caspak trilogy, beginning with The Land that Time Forgot (1918). Burroughs' California ranch is now the center of the Tarzana neighborhood in Los Angeles.
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