‘Masters Of The Pit’

Masters Of The Pit

London: New English Library, 1971 (July) mass-sized paperback;
original price:  25p;
126 pages;
I.S.B.N.: 450-00721-9;
cover artist: Richard Clifton-Dey;
no (individual) hardcover edition.

Third volume in a trilogy of Edgar Rice Burroughs pastiches featuring Michael Kane, Masters Of The Pit was retitled from Barbarians Of Mars (1965, as by “Edward P. Bradbury”). It was collected in Warrior Of Mars (1981), and later in Kane Of Old Mars (1998).

(Preceded by The Lord Of The Spiders)

First edition
New English Library p/b ed., 1975 (October) (35p), 450-04158-1, reprinted ’78 (February) (75p).
First American edition: New York:  Lancer, 1971 (August) mass-sized paperback (dated 1965);
as The Masters Of The Pit;
original price:  95¢;
158 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  447-75199;
cover artist:  Jim Steranko;
no (individual) hardcover edition.
New York: DAW Books, 1979 (March) mass-sized paperback;
as Masters Of The Pit or Barbarians Of Mars on title page & cover;
original price:  $1·50;
158 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-87997-450-8;
cover artist:  Richard Hescox
Seattle: Paizo/Planet Stories, 2008 (June) trade-sized paperback;
as Masters Of The Pit or Barbarians Of Mars on title page;
original price:  $12·99;
154 pages;

includes ‘Another Time, Another Place…’ (introduction) by Samuel R. Delany (pp. 9–14);
I.S.B.N.:  978-1-60125-104-6;
cover artist:  Andrew Hou

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Masters Of The Pit is also available as an e-book (as Barbarians Of Mars): 9780575092563.