Thanks for the great Friday afternoon entertainment. I was/am an Edgar Rice Burroughs fan in my younger day eons ago I used to consider hiding from my chores and reading one of his books the highlight of my day.
Young Lucille Ball as Pip
In my novella, The Three Things Serial – a Little 1920s Story, Pip dubs one of her friends “the astronaut man.” That character is Andy Avis and he writes science fiction stories (hence Pip’s nickname for him). He happens to have a gigantic crush on Mona.
In the novella, Andy is working on a re-imagining of A Princess of Mars. That is a science fantasy novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Andy would cast Mona in the titular part as Dejah Thoris.
Now, that is not the focus of the novella — it is a very small aspect of the story. However, I thought it would be fun to let you know more about it. Science Fiction was coming into its own in the Jazz Age with silent films.
Edgar Rice Burroughs, of course, became famous before the 1920s. He published A Princess of Mars
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