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Cover Reveal: Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds by Matt Betts

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 | Posted by christopher paul carey


Science fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars, wrote four novels and a novella about former stuntman Carson Napier and his wayward adventures on the planet Venus (or Amtor, as it is known to its inhabitants). Now get ready to transport yourself into the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe with the first new Carson of Venus novel to be published in more than fifty years: Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds by Matt Betts.

The Edge of All Worlds releases Spring 2020 from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and launches the canonical ERB Universe series of interconnected novels.

Stranded on the planet Amtor for nearly two decades, Earthman Carson Napier returns from his latest adventure to discover a mysterious enemy has struck his adopted nation of Korva and reduced one of its cities to ash and cinders. The trail of the mysterious threat leads Carson and his love Duare through dark cyclopean corridors deep beneath Amtor to a distant land, where they must confront both a powerful new alien species and the shadows of Carson’s past.

I’m pleased to present the exclusive cover reveal for Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds, featuring the artwork of the amazing Chris Peuler.


Also be sure to read the comic book miniseries Carson of Venus: The Eye of Amtor (written by Mike Wolfer and Matt Betts; illustrated by Vincenzo Carratu; lettering by Natalie Jane), a direct prequel to The Edge of All Worlds releasing in January 2020 from American Mythology Productions. The back pages of The Eye of Amtor miniseries feature my serialized bonus comic Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun,” which begins the epic “super-arc” spanning the first cycle of ERB Universe novels.


Christopher Paul Carey is Director of Publishing at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and serves as creative director of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series. He is the author of several novels, including Swords Against the Moon Men, an authorized sequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ The Moon Maid. He has also scripted comic books featuring Burroughs’ characters, such as Tarzan, Dejah Thoris, and Carson of Venus. His forthcoming novel, Victory Harben: Fires of Halos, is fourth in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series.

Artwork and cover design copyright © Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All rights reserved. Trademarks Edgar Rice Burroughs®, Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™, ERB Universe™, Enter the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe™, Tarzan®, John Carter of Mars®, Carson of Venus®, and associated logos owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and used by permission.


  1. I’m in. Not that would be a surprise to anyone…

    Comment by Barsoomia - December 19, 2019 12:26 am

  2. Ha! Indeed, no surprise at all, Jeff. :)

    Comment by John ONeill - December 19, 2019 1:53 am

  3. […] latest book, White Anvil: Sasquatch Onslaught, came out last fall from Severed Press, and whose Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds, is forthcoming from American Mythology […]

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