Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

ERB, Inc. Restored Edition edited by Christopher Paul Carey

Preface by Christopher Paul Carey

Introduction by Paul Di Filippo

Cover art by Frank Frazetta

Interior art by Mark Schultz and Roy G. Krenkel

In 1940, as the world hurtled into the darkness of global conflict, Edgar Rice Burroughs turned his legendary writing talents toward an interstellar tale of wonder and adventure set on a war-racked planet—one whose star was so distant that it was invisible to the Earth’s most powerful telescopes. Featuring a protagonist who is transported to the planet Poloda by means reminiscent of John Carter’s projection to Mars, Beyond the Farthest Star is set in a wholly unique solar system in which all the planets are aligned in the same orbit and connected by means of an atmosphere tube that allows for potential travel between worlds via airplane.

What has been unknown to readers is that the 1941 Blue Book magazine publication comprising Part I of Beyond the Farthest Star was heavily edited, with a substantial number of line edits on almost every page and several lengthy and meaningful passages—some more than a page long—excised throughout. That altered and abridged text was used as the basis for all book editions of the novel—until now. We are pleased to announce that we have gone back to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ original typescript from our archives in Tarzana, California, and restored the author’s preferred text of the novel in Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition. Now, for the first time, enjoy this classic science fiction adventure in the way that Edgar Rice Burroughs intended it to be read!

The Beyond the Farthest Star: Restored Edition will be available in a trade paperback, a hardcover edition and a hardcover Collector’s Edition. All editions will feature a newly commissioned frontispiece by renowned artist Mark Schultz; classic interior illustrations by Roy G. Krenkel; an introduction by noted science fiction author Paul Di Filippo; a preface by ERB, Inc. Director of Publishing Christopher Paul Carey discussing the restorations to the text; maps of the planet Poloda and the Omos star system; a diagram of the Unisan alphabet and numbers; and an extensive section of rare and previously unpublished bonus materials mined from the archives of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., in Tarzana, California.

Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 2021
Limited Collector’s Edition Hardcover with Signed Bookplate
ISBN: 978-1-945462-32-0
List Price: $54.95

Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 2021
ISBN: 978-1-945462-36-8
List Price: $34.95

Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 2021
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-945462-31-3
List Price: $19.95

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