The Moon Maid

In the late twentieth century, Admiral Julian 3rd can get no rest, for he knows his future He will be reborn as his grandson in the next century to journey through space and make an ominous discovery inside the moon he will live again in the dark years of the twenty second century as Julian 9th, who refuses to bow down to the victorious Moon Men and as Julian 20th, theIn the late twentieth century, Admiral Julian 3rd can get no rest, for he knows his future He will be reborn as his grandson in the next century to journey through space and make an ominous discovery inside the moon he will live again in the dark years of the twenty second century as Julian 9th, who refuses to bow down to the victorious Moon Men and as Julian 20th, the fierce Red Hawk, he will lead humanity s final battle against the alien invaders in the twenty fifth century The Moon Maid is Edgar Rice Burroughs s stunning epic of a world conquered by alien invaders from the moon and of the hero Julian, who champions the earth s struggle for freedom, peace, and dignity The most complete version of The Moon Maid saga ever made available, this edition contains the story as published serially, along with numerous passages, sentences, and words excised from the magazine version or added later by the author This edition also features an introduction by Terry Bisson, new illustrations by Thomas Floyd, the classic frontispiece by J Allen St John, essays by scholar Richard J Golsan and writer Phillip R Burger, a glossary by Scott Tracy Griffin, and a compendium of alterations to the text.
The Moon Maid In the late twentieth century Admiral Julian rd can get no rest for he knows his future He will be reborn as his grandson in the next century to journey through space and make an ominous discovery

  • Title: The Moon Maid
  • Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Terry Bisson
  • ISBN: 9780803262003
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Moon Maid”

    1. Not sure this lived up to it's blurb. I zoned out on the audiobook, which you can start at the one hour mark--after you've learned the names of the Hero and Antagonist. After this non-spoilery (view spoiler)[Antagonist sabotages ship, it ends up on Moon, real shocker, there.(hide spoiler)] Now continue at about the fifty-eighth minute mark.This standard ERB class adventure takes a strange turn in the last two hours. Some interesting passages about the Forever Now, and some weird intergenerationa [...]

    2. In reading this for the first time in over four decades, I found that I didn't remember The Moon Maid as clearly as the other Burroughs fantasies I've been returning to. However, when I encountered the name Orthis I immediately knew this was the villain. The first time through, Burroughs made me hate that guy so thoroughly that the emotion is still there on tap.In terms of predicting the course of the 20th century, or even the course of space exploration, from his 1923 vantage point, Burroughs m [...]

    3. So I haven't gotten around to reviewing this one yet, I see. Well, it's ERB, so you pretty much know what you're going to get in a novel of his. That is, heroics, villains, and a hot love interest that needs both kissed and rescued often, and by a hero who knows how! This one takes place inside the moon, in the future 21st Century. Yes, inside the moon. It's fast paced and exciting. It's seen by some as an allegory for the threat of communism. Perhaps, but I think it's best approached as a tale [...]

    4. Very similar to THE PRINCESS OF MARS, although ERB's mild self-plagiarism doesn't particularly bother me in this case, in that I found THE MOON MAID to be something of an improvement. At least THE MOON MAID tries to be more scientific in terms of space travel, but of course the science is all bogus and horribly out of date. For me, though, it's the ridiculousness of it that gives the book much of its charm. At any rate, it is a fun adventure story, and I would heartily recommend it to anyone who [...]

    5. I don't have this particular volume, from Bison, but I have the earlier release and just love it. Sheer adventure. Excellent. And fun.

    6. this is actually all three of the moon trilogy in one volume, though previously printed serially, with some continuity, with one character reincarnated over the extensive centuries. i am trying to read at least one book of Tarzan, Mars, Moon, Venus, Lost World, Earth's Core, just to read what made burroughs so successful far, all known is agreeing with received wisdom: same story, same first-person narrator, same damsel to love and be loved by (and rescue is how to meet-cute), variety of obstacl [...]

    7. I love Burroughs but this book was painful to get through. It was extremely drawn out and it had an ok story but was nothing compared to John carter of mars. I'm pretty sure this book is part of a trilogy, which doesn't make much sence to me. After how complex and drawn out the moon maid was, I can't even imagine what the other books would even be about, especially since the moon maid had such a definite ending. Never the less I probably will not be reading the others.

    8. Quite good and enjoyable adventure. I do prefer the Mars series though. (This takes place in the same continuity, although it isn't really related.)A strangely complicated frame to the story, but perhaps that becomes more important in later volumes?

    9. Great pulp SiFi. The creator of John Carter and Tarzan scores another hit with this book and it's 2 sequels. Very recommended

    10. A very creative story for a classic. I am happy to see the talent that created Tarzan can write an excellent sci-fi flavor tale. I actually enjoyed it. =)

    11. In the prologue Burroughs sets forth a history of Earth embroiled in a seemingly unending war. In this prequel to The Moon Men, we find Julian, the 5th of his name commanding a small space ship toward Mars. In flight, the mission is sabotaged by his second in command and arch rival, commander Orthis. The ship crash lands on the moon which is found to be inhabited by both biped and quadruped beings who can communicate. Julian and Orthis are captured; both are taught the native language, and while [...]

    12. Shortly after the Bolshevik Revolution [and well before Orwell and Ayn Rand] E.R.B. wrote a story warning of the dangers of Communism. It was called Under The Red Flag, and no one would publish it. Undaunted, Mr. Burroughs changed the Russians to the Moon dwelling race of Kalkars and the book was retitled The Moon Men. This, however left him with the necessity of explaining who the Moon Men were. Thus was The Moon Maid written.The Moon Maid is a very different and darker book than your average E [...]

    13. Aside from having a maid on it, the Moon doesn't really seem like a very interesting place in this book. Yes, there are centaurs and guys trying to kill the hero and an uber-sexy moon maiden, but this all takes place against a backdrop of gray rocks.

    14. This is one of the few Burroughs books that I have only read once before. The last time I read it was when it was first published in paperback by Ace back in the early sixties. I quite enjoyed reading it this time.

    15. ‘In the late twentieth century, Admiral Julian 3rd can get no rest for he knows that his future. He will be reborn as his grandson in the next century to journey through space and make an ominous discovery inside the moon: he will live again in the dark years of the twenty-second century as Julian 9th, who refuses to bow down to the victorious Moon Men: and as Julian 20th, the fierce Red hawk, he will lead humanity’s final battle against the alien invaders in the twenty-fifth century. ‘The [...]

    16. ERB's "scientific" background regarding the Moon, the void of space, and all the fiddly bits in getting to Luna are sheer fantasy. The titular character has yet to appear (similar to A Princess of Mars, in which she takes *forever* to show up.) (heavy sigh) Get to the characters, already! 2 Jan 2013.The Moon Maid finally showed up, but it would have been nice to get to her and her interactions with Julian the protagonist *much* sooner. Part II of III, "The Moon Men," depicts Planet Earth 2100 A. [...]

    17. Published 11 years after a Princess of Mars this is pretty much a rehash set on the moon instead of (Barsoom) Mars. The story is remarkably similar: Hero accidentally ends up on a barbarian world falls in with a hoard of cannibal warriors (here No-Vans - basically centaurs, instead of Tharns but similar situation) he meets and falls for a captured princess they escape, go back to the princess' people in the mid of civil war, he has to fight a rival intent on marrying her and claiming the throne [...]

    18. They just don't make covers like that any more it's really a shame. It's a wonder I finished this book so quickly, or even at all, considering how many times I flipped it over to stare at the cover art again. (On a side note, why do artists keep portraying the Va-Gas as centaur-like? That's not how they are described in the story.)Anyway, this is the story of a man named Julian and his journey to make first direct contact with the civilization on Mars, with which humanity has been communicating; [...]

    19. All right, so Edgar Rice Burroughs is definitely a guilty pleasure. These days any science fiction of Burroughs could easily fit the sub-genre Steam Punk. But this is the real deal. I liked The Moon Maid partially because of its peripheral connection to the John Carter books. In this world John Carter went to Mars decades before. Now a new invention allows Earth to communicate with Mars and Helium. The rocket intended to fly to Mars that crash lands on the moon is called The Barsoom. Our protago [...]

    20. This is not one of Burroughs' strongest books, but it still provides some interesting action. The overall plot is very similar to A Princess of Mars in that an Earth male travels to an alien planet, falls in love with a beautiful female native, and fights an oppressive government. At least here Burroughs tries to make the journey a bit more scientific, using a space ship instead of teleportation. It also borrows the idea of a hollow world that Burroughs used in the Pelucidar series (even Burroug [...]

    21. Burroughs is most famous for his Tarzan books; and most loved among science fiction fans for his Mars books. The Moon Maid I had not heard of before.It belongs with the Mars books in terms of explicitly sharing the same setting as the Mars books and in terms of aging well. While the story begins and ends on Earth, he is writing about an Earth of the future, which sweeps most of the dated material under the rug.The Moon Maid in and of itself is an adventure-romp in a very similar vein as A Prince [...]

    22. I like ERB's Moon stories ( they make up a trilogy ), although they are certainly not as well-known as his Tarzan or John Carter series. In The Moon Maid, Julian is the commander of a spaceship that blasts off for Mars, or Barsoom, after contact is made with the famous Virginian John Carter on the Red Planet. Unfortunately, the craft goes astray and the Earthmen make a landing, not on the moon, but inside it. In the lunar interior, they discover weird creatures and an alien civilization, and, of [...]

    23. I found this book in an antique store and immediately wanted to read it. I like reading old science fiction, constantly amazed at the writers and their projections into the future. This book was published in 1926 and there is a definite difference in writing style compared to something written today. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed the story and recommend it. Who in that time period (or this one) wouldn't want to read about a trip to Mars (which is about to happen) and Moon men? This story takes pla [...]

    24. This printing was by Bottom of the Hill Publishing, and had many errors, making it hard to read. The story was OK, but not great. Having read several of the Martian Chronicles, with John Carter, I expected much better. This was the first of a trilogy, and I do not plan to read the next two. If you are just getting into Burroughs, skip this and read the Martian series.

    25. 3.5So Edgar Rice Burroughs, he basically has one plot, and how much you enjoy his works depends on how much you like that one plot, and how well you think it's executed in any particular novel. The Moon Maid has a slow start, but an intriguing one, and once it gets going it's a pretty good ride.

    26. Well, when I was an early teen, I read almost all of the ERB books, the Moon series, Tarzan, Pelucidar, Venus, and more. They were great fun, taught me a lot, but I have moved on to more complex literature. I need more than these books now, to grow and learn. Not that I could ever exhaust the ERB books, but I simply need something different and, in my opinion, more.

    27. These books are old friends, they never disappoint.I have read Edgar Rice Burroughs books all my life, starting when I was in grade school. He was one of several authors that fed my love of books from the age of six. I still return to his books periodically as old friends. I have his collection in hard cover.

    28. julian along with 4 other fellows has been selected to a mission to barsoom or mars by US gov in future.l well, they are not going to reach mars. instead they are going to land on moon becuz of one of his subordinates or simply his enemy.

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