Thursday, September 6, 2012


A lot of focus has been given to Burroughs' Mars adventures, but Warriors of the Red Planet spans the entire genre of Sword and Planet which was quite a popular genre in the early 20th century mostly thanks to Burroughs and those inspired by his work.

Amtor is the name given for Venus in the Carson Napier of Venus series. While not quite as good as the Mars series, they were still rip roaring fun, particularly Pirates of Venus. This map of Amtor was drawn by Burroughs himself and was used as the end covers of the original hard back editions.


  1. Wow. I've never read the Venus series, but I just noticed that the writing on the map is so similar to the Visitor script in the classic "V" series that this must have inspired it's creators. Thanks for sharing.

  2. The more Burroughs books you read the more you realize how much he influenced writers and artists. The man had an enormous imagination that continues to inspire me. Lately I've been listening to audio books of his work, which allows me to draw while still getting to 'read'.

  3. I wrote up . . . what I think is a pretty good guide to the language of amtor, a while back.

    although this is based only on my first read-through

    I have to go through the books again.