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Giesy, J. U.: The Palos of the Dog Star Pack Trilogy Omnibus
J.U Giesy - The Palos of the Dog Star Pack trilogy Omnibus(ePUB)
J.U. Giesy Died 8 September 1948 (aged 71)
Sam Moskowitz in his "Under the Moons of Mars" anthology, stated that 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.
Amongst such stories Moskowitz talks about Palos of the Dog Star Pack by J. U.
Geisy, an established writer as All-Story, best known for the long series of
novellas and novels about the pychic and detective, Semi-Dual, written in
collaboration with Junnus B. Smith.
Palos is deeply indebted to Edgar Rice Burroughs' Martian stories, but where
John Carter projects himself body and all to Mars, Geisy's Jason Croft only
projects his spirit. Finding a body so he can have a physical presence on Palos
is one of the many challenges Croft has to overcome.
Palos is a richly imagined world with an extensive history and politics, where
events derive from the forces of history. It has a well detailed culture and
mythology. It is both "in the style of Edgar Rice Burroughs' and uniquely it's
own created world as richly and fully detailed as anything Burroughs ever
Palos of The Dog Star Pack All-Story Weekly beginning July 18, 1918 (5parts)
The story of Jason Croft, a young American, an occultist, who astro-
projects himself to an earth-like planet orbiting the distant star, Sirius, (the
Dog Star, hence the title). There he finds a iron-age civilization and the most
beautiful women of two worlds. A women he instantly recognizes as his soul twin.
But she's about to be parceled off to a degenerate king in a desperate attempt
to prevent a war. Can Jason Croft save her from a fate - literally - worse than
death and save her world from war?
The Mouthpiece of Zitu All-Story Weekly beginning July 5, 1919 (5parts)
A sequel appeared the next year beginning with the July 5th, 1919 issue of All-
Story Weekly , again running for five installments. In all three serials the
story opens and closes with narration from a director of a Mental Hospital, an
unknown named western state, presumably, Utah. Croft had defeated his enemies in
the first book by building a number of machines familiar on Earth but unknown on
Palos - like Cars, rifles and so on. His enemies have recovered and are inciting
a third nation into war against Croft's adopted county. He needs now to invent
more gadget to defeat them, principally an aeroplane.
Jason, Son of Jason Argosy-All-Story Weekly beginning April 16, 1921 5 parts
In the third and final novel, serialized in Argosy-All-Story Weekly beginning
April 16, 1921, pushes the story yet further with Croft introducing yet more
modern devices into this iron-age world. His enemies, reduced to a crazed
frenzy. have kidnaped his wife and child (the Jason of the title) and demand
that he turn over the plans for all his inventions.
chapterized and harmonized chapter headings
With an Introduction by Sam Moskowitz,
original magazine covers and
an End Plate by Virgil Finlay
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