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A87921985 - The Caspak Trilogy that Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Bluebottle

Entry: The Caspak Trilogy that Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs - A87921985
Author: Bluebottle - U43530

A Trilogy Often Forgot.

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A87921985 - The Caspak Trilogy that Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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SashaQ - happysad

Interesting - I know of 'The Land that Time Forgot' and didn't realise it was by the author of Tarzan smiley - ok

"Caproni never learnt that it was called Caspak by the island's inhabitants." - smiley - laugh And Caspak never learnt that it was called Caprona by the island's 'discoverer'!

There's a bit of repetition eg of 'impenetrable cliffs' that might be able to be condensed somehow

"Caspak is the remains of a giant crater " - Caspak is the remains of a volcano?

"the northernmost is the island of Oo-oh" - Ooo! smiley - laugh

The casual mention of dinosaurs took me by surprise! smiley - laugh How did they happen to be there, do you know?

"Seemingly to make up for the fact that no princess appears in the whole of the first novel in the trilogy" - you might need a footnote here in case this is the first Entry about Burroughs that someone reads.

The Peoples of Caspak section is disturbingly fascinating - what a concept...

"While you might think that having to kidnap human women to be able to breed would seriously limit their population, the obverse seems to be true." - does this mean there are loads of them so they can happily murder each other without being at risk of extinction?

The Pseudo-science that Time Forgot section is very good - sets the tales in context well smiley - ok


A87921985 - The Caspak Trilogy that Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Bluebottle

Thanks for your comments, I've made some changes. So, did you know of 'The Land that Time Forgot' from the classic film?

Oo-oh does seem a typical Burroughs name, later having a character called O-aa in his Pellucidar books.smiley - shrug

'The casual mention of dinosaurs took me by surprise! How did they happen to be there, do you know?'
Time forgot them smiley - biggrin

'Does this mean there are loads of them so they can happily murder each other without being at risk of extinction?'
- That's what the novel implies, which doesn't make sense when they can't breed directly without first kidnapping women of another species. Particularly as they are fussy which women they capture, preferring to kidnap the rare 'not egg women' rather than 'up from the beginning' women who, because their parents know whose daughters they are, are actually defended and cared for more than 'up from the beginning' women.
I can only speculate that the reason for the Weiroo's surplus population is due to immortality, it usually is in a Burroughs novel. If the murdering only applies to Weiroo and women aren't murdered and the women remain at a child-bearing age for decades rather than years after being captured then just maybe there could be a large enough Weiroo population for them to spend all their time murdering each other…?

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