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The year 1966 saw the release of one of the most unique Tarzan films ever made: Tarzan and the Valley of Gold. Starring former NFL linebacker Mike Henry in his debut as the cinematic ape-man, the film portrayed a cultured and refined Tarzan who seemed more James Bond than the unsophisticated ape-man of past films. The depiction surprised and puzzled some moviegoers, but we fans rejoiced at finally seeing ERB's Tarzan. Enter critically acclaimed fantasy author Fritz Leiber, whose novelization of the film became the first authorized Tarzan novel to be written by an author other than Burroughs. Far from retelling of the movie, it was a faithful installment in the literary saga of the ape-man, with frequent callouts to Burroughs’ original Tarzan canon and myriad creative elements added to the storyline!
At long last, Tarzan and the Valley of Gold, Fritz Leiber's classic novel of the Lord of the Jungle, is back in print—available for the first time in hardcover, and featuring brand-new cover art by Richard Hescox and interior art by Douglas Klauba!
At this year's Comic-Con International, it was announced that Tarzan and the Valley of Gold is now officially part of Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe canon.
All-new foreword by Burroughs scholar Scott Tracy Griffin (author of Tarzan on Film).
The Valley of Gold...and Death
The burning wreck of a passenger jet with a missing cargo of gold and a desperate plea from a friend lead Tarzan of the Apes deep into intrigue in the jungles of Brazil. Soon the ape-man finds himself facing a deadly nemesis: a criminal mastermind named Vinaro, whose enemies perish in mysterious explosions of gold and flame. But that may be only the beginning of Tarzan’s challenges. For if he is to defeat Vinaro, Tarzan must confront him in the legendary golden city of Tucumai, from where no outsider has ever returned.
Fritz Leiber – Author
A renowned and award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, Fritz Leiber (1910–1992) is best known for his Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser fantasy series. He is credited with coining the term sword and sorcery and is widely considered one of the genre’s founders. A SFWA Grand Master and winner of six Hugo Awards, three Nebula Awards, and two World Fantasy Awards, Leiber stands as a giant in the field of fantastic literature.
Richard Hescox – Cover Art
Richard Hescox is one of the founding lights of the Imaginative Realism movement. He has contributed artwork to such projects as the films E.T. and The Dark Crystal, computer games, record albums, and magazine illustrations. He has also provided cover art and interior illustrations for hundreds of books, including the limited edition of A Clash of Kings from the George R. R. Martin’s bestselling Game of Thrones series. Richard previously painted the iconic cover art for all five books of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Carson of Venus series.
Douglas Klauba – Interior Art
An award-winning illustrator, Douglas Klauba was born and raised in Chicago, and graduated from the American Academy of Art. His paintings have been included in the art annuals of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the Society of Illustrators, and Imagine FX magazine. He was Artist Guest of Honor at the 2016 Burroughs Bibliophiles Dum-Dum convention, and he previously provided artwork for the books Tarzan Trilogy and Untamed Pellucidar published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
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Item Code TARVGH Publisher ERB Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9781945462207 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 6x9 # Pages 322pg Color Text/b&w
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