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Feb 3, 2024

Tanar the Pellicudar by Edgar Rice Burroughs




"Tanar of Pellucidar" is a thrilling adventure novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, originally published in 1929. Set in the imaginative world of Pellucidar, a subterranean realm located within the Earth's crust, the story follows Tanar, a courageous warrior, on a perilous journey filled with danger and intrigue.

The tale begins as Tanar finds himself embroiled in the ongoing conflicts between various prehistoric tribes inhabiting Pellucidar. Caught in the midst of power struggles and tribal warfare, Tanar must navigate a treacherous landscape filled with exotic creatures, rival warriors, and ancient mysteries.

As Tanar endeavors to survive and make sense of the enigmatic world around him, he becomes entangled in a quest that goes beyond personal survival. The narrative weaves together elements of action, romance, and discovery as Tanar encounters strange civilizations, battles ferocious adversaries, and strives to uncover the secrets hidden within the depths of Pellucidar.

Throughout the story, Burroughs masterfully blends vivid world-building with the protagonist's heroic exploits, creating a captivating tale that explores the wonders and dangers of a fantastical subterranean realm. "Tanar of Pellucidar" is a classic adventure novel that showcases Burroughs' storytelling prowess and his ability to transport readers to imaginative and thrilling landscapes.


"Tanar of Pellucidar": A Pioneering Work in Adventure Fantasy and Its Enduring Influence

Introduction:

Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Tanar of Pellucidar" stands as a pioneering work in adventure fantasy, contributing significantly to the genre and leaving an indelible mark on contemporary literature. Published in 1929, this novel takes readers on a captivating journey into the subterranean world of Pellucidar, showcasing Burroughs' mastery in crafting imaginative landscapes and heroic narratives.

Genre Innovation:

"Tanar of Pellucidar" falls under the umbrella of adventure fantasy, a genre that fuses elements of action, exploration, and fantastical settings. Burroughs' creation of Pellucidar, a hidden world beneath the Earth's surface, was revolutionary for its time, pushing the boundaries of speculative fiction. The novel introduces readers to a land teeming with prehistoric creatures, diverse civilizations, and uncharted territories, setting the stage for later works that would explore similarly imaginative realms.

Influence on Contemporary Literature:

Burroughs' impact on contemporary literature is evident in the enduring popularity of adventure fantasy. The immersive world-building and action-packed storytelling found in "Tanar of Pellucidar" have influenced subsequent generations of writers, particularly those within the fantasy and science fiction genres. Authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and later, modern writers such as George R.R. Martin and J.K. Rowling, have drawn inspiration from Burroughs' pioneering efforts in crafting intricate and fantastical worlds.

Heroic Archetypes and Character Development:

One of the enduring aspects of "Tanar of Pellucidar" is the portrayal of its protagonist, Tanar. As a courageous warrior navigating a perilous underground realm, Tanar embodies classic heroic archetypes. His journey, filled with challenges, self-discovery, and the pursuit of noble ideals, laid the groundwork for the development of iconic characters in subsequent fantasy literature. The influence of Tanar's character can be seen in the heroes of many contemporary fantasy epics, demonstrating the lasting impact of Burroughs' storytelling.

Legacy in Film and Popular Culture:

Beyond literature, the influence of "Tanar of Pellucidar" extends into other forms of media. The adventurous spirit and imaginative settings of Pellucidar have inspired filmmakers and creators in the realms of animation, film, and television. Elements of the novel's themes and visuals can be observed in various fantasy and adventure films, contributing to the enduring popularity of the genre in popular culture.

Conclusion:

"Tanar of Pellucidar" holds a significant place in the annals of adventure fantasy literature. Edgar Rice Burroughs' groundbreaking work not only captivated readers with its imaginative storytelling and vivid world-building but also left a lasting imprint on subsequent generations of writers and creators. As contemporary literature continues to explore the boundaries of speculative fiction, the legacy of "Tanar of Pellucidar" persists, reminding us of the enduring power of inventive storytelling and the exploration of fantastical worlds.

Jan 2, 2024

Podcasts by Tale Teller Club with bedtime stories and mischievous chat presented by iServalan


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That Affair Next Door CH 5 by Anna Katharine Green Free Audiobooks Chosen by Sarnia de la Maré FRSA
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Fevers and Physicians in Space ch 2 Short Sci-fi Bedtime Story Audiobooks at Tale Teller Club
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Fevers and Physicians in Space ch I: ‘Pandemic’ by Jesse F. Bone Audiobooks at Tale Teller Club
www.taletelllerclub.com Our featured sci-fi shorts for this week are listed below

Fevers and Physicians in Space

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I: ‘Pandemic’ by Jesse F. Bone
A deadly pandemic consumes the world (blah blah blah - you know the rest). If only THAT was the cure to the real one?

II: ‘2BR02B’ by Kurt Vonnegut
I wanna live forever...and have kids...but what about the consequences?

III: ‘The Beautiful People’ by Charles Beaumont
Why would you not want to be beautiful? Like every else.
Now, now, don't be difficult.

IV: ‘Operation Distress’ by Lester del Rey
One man alone in the depths of space...suddenly struck with illness...if he returns to Earth, he could infect the world!

V: ‘Doctor’ by Murray Leinster
In the complex logistics of interstellar travel, the only way to cordon of the deadly plague is to ghettoize entire planets and let everyone die. Problem solved.
But does a Zero-plague strategy really work?

VI: ‘John’s Other Practice’ by Winston K. Marks
Malpractice? Or will technology be allowed to innovate health care? Can Dr. Klinghammer convince the authorities that the corporation is not trying to scam them?

VII: ‘Bolden’s Pets’ by F. L. Wallace
I have a disease and all the planet's natives gave me was this lousy pet. But at least I have a cute pet now. Or do I?

VIII: ‘The Addicts’ by William Morrison
Another kind of disease. This time with a flawless and simple cure.
But what if he won't take it? What if he's fatalistic about the strange creatures outside in space?

IX: ‘The Man Who Made the World’ by Richard Matheson
"Who is this strange patient I must see, nurse? He seems a bit of a brat."

X: ‘Contagion’ by Katherine Maclean
When colonizing a new planet, please remember: look out for new contagions, pay attention to the fact that your body can't digest the food (genetic manipulation required!)
And beefcakes. Watch out for beefcakes.

XI: ‘Breeder Reaction’ by Winston K Marks
Finally, the medical scientists get hold of the new beauty product. The 'Mad Men' types try to cover up their sloppiness, and their bellies...

XII: ‘The Disembodied Man’ by Larry Maddock
A cure for death itself! It'll take some patience though. And a mysterious voice.

XIII: ‘Advanced Chemistry’ by Jack G. Huekels
No, it's actually a cure for death this time. For real. But accidents will happen...

XIV: ‘Bad Medicine’ by Robert Sheckley
A man intent on murder attempts a common therapy for psychosis. With disastrous results.

XV: ‘Homesick’ by Lyn Venable
Space, full of pathogens and allergens the human body can't cope with. Especially on...alien...planets.

XVI: ‘Heart' by Henry Slesar
"Money!" the big man cried. "How much money would it take to get me repaired?"
"But it's not a matter of money—"
"Don't give me that!" Monk put his jacket on with a violent motion.
The physician shrugged. "Money doesn't buy health."
"Doesn't it?" The patient gave an abrupt laugh.

XIX: ‘The Happy Unfortunate’ by Robert Silverberg
'Healthy little ape'—those were the words he used. He told my grandmother I'd get bigger and bigger, that no amount of surgery could make me small and handsome, that I was fit only for space and didn't belong in Yawk. So I left for space the next morning.

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28 Dec, 2023 - 37:40

Jan 1, 2024

New podcast episodes 2023/2024 by Tale Teller Club





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Episode 598 - The iServalan™ Show Being a Woman Shape Shifting Moving Targets Hormones Menopause Positivity Depression and Taking Life Back
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1 Jan, 2024 - 14:56

Episode 596 - The iServalan™ Show. The Prisoner Live Reading from the Horror Collection by Tale Teller Cub read by Sarnia de la Mare FRSA
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31 Dec, 2023 - 02:57

Episode 595 - The iServalan™ Show Pomegranates a Poem by the Marchioness of Dorchester live Reading by Sarnia de la Mare FRSA at TTC
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31 Dec, 2023 - 01:11

Episode 594 - The iServalan™ Show Virgin Fruit by the Marchioness of Dorchester Live Reading by Sarnia de la Mare FRSA Exclusive
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Episode 593 - The iServalan™ Show Love Boat Lyrics with a Biro by Tale Teller Club Band Live Reading by Sarnia de la Mare FRSA

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Episode 592 - The iServalan™ Show Reviews of Dupes by Aldi, NYE in Brightly, Music Career and Big Dreams for the Tale Teller Club
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Updates form Paradise with the Marchioness of Dorchester AKA Sarnia de la Maré FRSA and Quillmatic Bardinator
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Episode 591 - The iServalan™ Show The Wonder of Technical Pens in Procreate and how to Trace Images Easily with Electric Pens on iPad

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Episode 637 - The iServalan™ Show Sonnet 2 Ghosted on Tinder by the Quillmatic Bardinator
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Episode 635 - The iServalan™ Show Tattooing Using Dots and Fine Lines DIY Ink for Learners and Tattoo Professionals by iServalan
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Dec 27, 2023

Unveiling Secrets: A Journey into "That Affair Next Door" by Anna Katharine Green



Our latest audiobook series awaits!



Introduction:

Mystery and intrigue have always captivated readers, and one classic piece that stands the test of time is "That Affair Next Door" by Anna Katharine Green. Published in 1897, this novel takes us on a thrilling journey through the world of crime and investigation, offering a glimpse into the societal norms and expectations of the late 19th century. As we delve into the pages of this gripping tale, we uncover the secrets that lie behind closed doors and explore the brilliant mind of a pioneering female detective.

Anna Katharine Green: A Trailblazer in Mystery Writing:

Before diving into the intricacies of "That Affair Next Door," it's essential to recognize the author, Anna Katharine Green, as a trailblazer in the mystery genre. Born in 1846, Green was one of the first American writers to venture into detective fiction. Her works laid the foundation for future generations of mystery writers, and her skilful storytelling paved the way for iconic characters and thrilling narratives.

"That Affair Next Door": Unraveling the Plot:

The novel opens with the discovery of a murder that takes place in a quiet neighborhood. The protagonist, Miss Amelia Butterworth, is not a detective by profession but a keen observer and amateur sleuth. Green's choice of an unconventional detective adds a unique flavor to the story. Miss Butterworth's sharp intellect and astute observations lead her to become entangled in the investigation of the mysterious affair next door.

Green skillfully weaves a complex plot, introducing a range of characters with motives and secrets of their own. As Miss Butterworth delves deeper into the case, she navigates through the intricacies of 19th-century society, uncovering scandalous affairs, hidden motives, and societal expectations that serve as a backdrop to the murder mystery.

Themes and Social Commentary:

"That Affair Next Door" not only serves as a riveting mystery but also offers a glimpse into the social norms and expectations of the late 1800s. Green uses her narrative to comment on the roles and constraints imposed on women during that era. Miss Butterworth's character challenges the conventional expectations placed on women, portraying them as more than just passive observers.

The novel also explores themes of deception, betrayal, and the façades people put on to maintain societal standing. As the layers of secrecy are peeled away, readers are confronted with the harsh realities that lie beneath the polished veneer of high society.

Legacy and Influence:

Anna Katharine Green's "That Affair Next Door" has left an indelible mark on the mystery genre. Her innovative approach to storytelling and the creation of a strong, independent female detective paved the way for future writers like Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. The novel remains a testament to Green's ability to craft compelling mysteries that transcend time.

Conclusion:

"That Affair Next Door" is a timeless masterpiece that continues to captivate readers with its intricate plot, well-drawn characters, and social commentary. Anna Katharine Green's contribution to the mystery genre is undeniable, and her legacy lives on through the pages of this classic work. As we immerse ourselves in the world of Miss Amelia Butterworth, we are reminded of the enduring allure of a well-crafted mystery that transcends the boundaries of time and societal norms.