The Land That Time Forgot

Book Description

"I have experienced a cosmic cycle, with all its changes and evolutions for that which I have seen with my own eyes in this brief interval of time—things that no other mortal eye had seen before, glimpses of a world past, a world dead..."

The Land That Time Forgot is a fantasy novel that starts with a harrowing wartime sea adventure and then develops into a mysterious lost world story.

The original story was first published by A. C. McClurg in 1924. The original author, Edgar Rice Burroughs, was an American speculative fiction writer. He created works in the adventure, science fiction and fantasy genres.

"The Lost U-Boat." was Burroughs' original working title for the story. A 'U-Boat' is a submarine. The book features the bravery and danger faced by submariners and other Navy personnel. 

Sadly, women were not allowed to serve in these important roles at the time this book was written. 

This has changed... slowly. For example, in 2019 the American Navy's effort to integrate submarine crews with women reached an important milestone. Officials announced a "gender-neutral" process for female sailors seeking to join the silent service. Female officers officially started going to sea in submarines since 2011, and plans to incorporate enlisted women were announced three years later. Female sailors were then selected to convert their careers into submarine ratings and the integration commenced.

Strong leaders are driving important and rewarding changes within submarine crews throughout the world.

So, now, it's a perfect time to celebrate women in the Navy! That's the purpose of this unique Special Edition release and provocative retelling of The Land That Time Forgot.

This classic story draws you into a wartime nautical adventure and incredible lost world experience full of character and daring. It's absorbing. It's bizzare. And, it's simply a joy to read!

Unique Differentiated Work:

  • This Special Edition of The Land That Time Forgot has been meticulously and uniquely re-edited to provide the modern reader with the finest version of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s enduring classic story, celebrating women in the Navy worldwide.

First Publication

This book was published later in 2021. You'll be able to buy your copy via Amazon Kindle.

I'll update this post to add the links as the book's pages go live.

Publication Details

Title: The Land That Time Forgot
Authors: Edgar Rice Burroughs & Penelope Fry
Published: 2 April 2021
Publisher: Editing History

Editing Method

As per Editing History style, we've swapped the gender of characters throughout the book. These are very small changes, but they bring a refreshing change and new points of interest in the otherwise original text!

Now, it starts with a sailor saving a boy from drowning...

This has required some changes to other first names, but I've used the female version of the original name wherever possible. 

I've also found and switched some racist words and phrases. Read more...