Otis Adelbert Kline





Otis Adelbert Kline


Born
in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
July 01, 1891

Died
October 24, 1946

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A popular pulp era writer who served on the original Weird Tales editorial staff & appeared frequently in the magazine's early issues, Kline is perhaps best known for his novelistic feud with Edgar Rice Burroughs. He wrote "Planet of Peril" (1929) and two other novels set on the planet Venus and written in the storytelling form of the John Carter of Mars novels, prompting Burroughs to write his own stories set on Venus. In return, Kline wrote two novels set on Mars, as well as several jungle adventurers quite reminiscent of Burroughs's Tarzan.

In the mid-1930s Kline largely abandoned writing to concentrate on his career as a literary agent (most famously for fellow Weird Tales author Robert E. Howard, pioneer sword and sorcery writer and
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The Swordsman of Mars

3.59 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1933 — 15 editions
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Planet of Peril

3.56 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1929 — 9 editions
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The Outlaws of Mars

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Prince of Peril (Robert Gra...

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The Port of Peril (Robert G...

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Maza of the Moon

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The Buccaneers of Venus Col...

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Jan of the Jungle

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The Essential O.A. Kline Co...

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Stolen Centuries

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