According to Sam Moskowitz's "Under the Moons of Mars" such was the popularity of the
stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs that the editor of All-Story Weekly encouraged their authors to
write imitation Burroughs stories. However the only such stories Moskowitz talks about are
Palos of the Dog Star Pack by J. U. Geisy (available as a Beb Books reprint), an established
writer as All-Story, and Polaris of the Snows by first time writer Charles B. Stilson.
Of the many imitators over the years, Charles B. Stilson, probably best caught the mood and feel
of Burroughs. Where other would set their hero in another part of Africa, Stilson sent his hero to
remote Antarctica, there to fight polar bears and killer whales! (In this Stilson was in keeping
with his model since Tarzan originally fought tigers, which don't live in Africa)
Following the death of his father, Polaris attempts to return to the United States. Along the way
he rescues the beautiful Rose Emer and discovers a lost colony of ancient Greeks where a
lecherous King plots Polaris elimination so he can marry Rose. Is Polaris up to the task? There
isn't anything he can't do when he sets his mind to it.
Polaris has the clean prose, relentless pacing, clever imagination found in all the best fiction
Polaris - of the Snows -- 71 pages, $5.00