Cover by Frank Frazetta! The whole Venus series is an epic thrill ride. As fantastic as we know life on Venus is today, the people and places Carson encounters seem plausible and logical. It is interesting to note that Burroughs lampoons Earth's own Nazis with Carson's dim-witted fascist foes, the Zanis. This was first published in 1937, when the Reich was firmly in power in Germany but before the invasions, before the world feared them. Where was Carson when we needed him?