The Burroughs Bulletin, published by the Burroughs Bibliophiles, is a fanzine that had its origins in 1947 with the blessings of Edgar Rice Burroughs himself. Here is an interview of Frederick Pohl by Stan Galloway, a scholar and member of the Biblophiles, and a member of the John Carter Sequel Facebook Group. (You can contact the Bibliophiles via this link)
(Editor’s Note: Frederik Pohl is the author of more than thirty novels and short fiction collections, including the Hugo and Nebula award-winning GATEWAY and CHERNOBUL. He is the only person to have won the Hugo Award as both author and editor. He published the first series of anthologies of original stories in STAR SCIENCE FICTION and edited two leading science fiction magazines: GALAXY and IF. A noted teacher and lecturer, he has also received the American Book Award, the annual award of the Popular Culture Association, and the United Nations Society of Writers Award. We are much indebted to Stan Galloway of Lawrence, Kansas for this interview with Mr. Pohl for THE BURROUGHS BULLETIN.)
I was introduced to Burroughs in the way of countless other fans … through his stories. I read the Mars and Pellucidar and various other odds and ends, partly because Bur-roughs was about the only American science fiction writer available at the public library.
While today’s readers of science fiction deal largely, though not exclusively, with paperbacks, in the past the pulp magazines had a much more important impact on the field. My personal introduction to science fiction came about as follows: When I was maybe ten, someone left an issue of SCIENCE WONDER STORIES at our house and I read it because I read everything I could get my hands on. I don’t remember the story but the cover showed a monster from another planet knocking the tops off illuminating gas tanks … big ones … and I read it and loved it.