In other news, I've mentioned before (here and here) that I'm a fan of the pulp fiction of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Yesterday my local library was having a book sale and I found (and purchased for 50 cents) a 1978 paperback edition of The Eternal Lover by Burroughs. Or rather, the book I bought is named The Eternal Savage (apparently the publishers figured that was a more appropriate title for the target audience.)
I was pretty glad to find it as I'd never even heard of this one before, which isn't surprising given the volume of work that Burroughs churned out. This one is a Tarzan spin-off story. The back of the book description reads
An American girl goes to Africa to visit Tarzan in his jungle home, and while there she is thrust into the most astonishing science-fiction adventure on record. Through a flaw in the structure of Time itself, a handsome warrior from the Stone Age appears in modern days .. then is drawn back to his own time, bringing the girl into a world of cave people, saber-tooth tigers and prehistoric jungle.The first chapter is titled 'Nu of the Niocene'. Yep, it's pulp literature allright.
In other pulp fiction news, the Sci-Fi channel debuts its new series Flash Gordon on Friday, Aug. 10 at 9 pm. If you haven't seen the original movie serial trilogy (1936-40) ... well, you're missing out. Plus, you can't fully appreciate Star Wars until you watch Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe. Actually, maybe watch the first two minutes of Chapter 2 to see what I mean (the other link goes to Chapter 1.)