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At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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At the Earth's Core

87 ratings, 17 reviews

At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs appeared in serial format in 1914, the first in a series about the "hollow earth" world of Pellucidar. Burroughs, the "Prince of Pulp", never had much of a handle on scientific accuracy, but he never let it get in his way. This is the tale of friends David Innes and Abner Perry who use a massive drill to plow in the the core of the earth. There they find a land of strange humanoids, wild beasts, reptilian creatures and some enslaved humans. The only light available is from the radioactivity of the rock, which has somehow frozen time. Innes and Perry must face outlandish perils unknown to survive… and to win the heart of the beautiful leading lady.

The book is super entertaining old school sci-fi. It might be more enjoyable for the teenage set, since some of it seems comically inaccurate and out of date. But as with most Burroughs, you're guaranteed a fun, fast paced read. The Pellucidar series is another set of the author's work which is sure to please sci-fi fans, old and young alike.

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Jim S

November 06, 2015

Good, a little short, but worth the read


Ron Ervin

March 30, 2015

Worth the read...


Cody Wals

April 14, 2014

This book was a fantastic book. Had great detail and posture. Hope there is a second on.


Dakota Jzhuashussh

December 10, 2013



Wendy Banks

August 06, 2013

Fantastic loved it, packed full of adventure. I recommend this and let your imagination go, well done. Wendy


Helen Warner

May 30, 2013

Read this book in one sitting. Very well written and so imaginative!


Mason Fleischman

February 27, 2013

Me and my friend realy like this book. The athur written a good book


Michael Gross

February 14, 2013

So far i like this book you should read it t is truly a good book


Markus Czech

January 03, 2013

Well written. Great book.


Elaine Mueller

November 14, 2012



jackson morris

September 13, 2012

Super cool


Mark Illingworth

August 21, 2012

Great read and imagination


Greg Nuttall

August 05, 2012

One of the best books I have ever read. It's like a cross between the time machine and journey to the centre of the earth. Of you like adventure this book is a must.


Ryan Robinson

June 17, 2012

This book was great and you should read it.


Doug Field

June 01, 2012

A fast read, but utterly ridiculous. The plot is largely a series of coincidences. Entertaining if you can suspend all disbelief.


Alex Fabiano

May 25, 2012

This was a great book, probably the best book I have ever read! This book is so boss. Who likes anime? Come on tell me the truth. Do you like anime. I like your profile pic Ann. Rate it more Bihn Ly it deserves it.


Ann Kline

April 04, 2012

An amazing book that I could not put down. Definitely recommend to those who like adventure.