Bunduki is a 1975 novel by J. T. Edson, and the first work in the Bunduki series that followed. The series involves characters related to Tarzan and was initially authorized by the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs. In the opening of the novel the main protagonists are transported from Earth to Zillikian (see below).
Cover of first edition
|Author||J. T. Edson|
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
|Followed by||see article|
All of Edson's Bunduki stories were published in England by Corgi Books:
Short story prequels (set on Earth)
The first three novels were published with permission from both Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and Philip José Farmer for the biographical connections between Edson's Bunduki & Dawn, Burroughs' Tarzan characters, and Farmer's Wold Newton family.
Sometime after 1976, ERB Inc. withdrew Edson's permission to use the Tarzan name in future volumes and as a result, the fourth novel and the short stories do not mention Tarzan or Jane by name.
|Created by||J. T. Edson|
|Alias||James Allenvale Gunn|
|Relatives||Tarzan (adoptive father)|
Jane (adoptive mother)
Korak (adoptive brother)
James Allenvale 'Bunduki' Gunn was adopted by Tarzan and Jane Porter at the age of two, after his parents were murdered by rebels during the Mau Mau Uprising. Bunduki is married to Tarzan's great-granddaughter Dawn.
Bunduki's birth father was a descendant of Sir Henry Curtis who explored Africa with Allan Quatermain. His mother—Allison Dawn 'Tex' Gunn—was the granddaughter of Texan Mark Counter. Bunduki's parents served with Dawn's parents in 'Group Thirteen', a Special Missions Organization of the Secret Intelligence Service during World War II.
|Created by||J. T. Edson|
|Spouse||James Allenvale Gunn|
|Relatives||Tarzan (great grandfather) Jane Porter (great grandmother)
Bulldog Drummond (granduncle)
Dawn Drummond-Clayton is the daughter of Sir John Armond Drummond-Clayton (himself the son of Korak and Lady Meriem) and Lady Hazel Drummond-Clayton. Through Korak, Dawn is also the grandniece of Capt. Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond.
Dawn is a graduate of the Roedean School, and an expert in martial arts, wilderness survival, athletics, gymnastics, swimming, and fencing. Like her husband, she is unaging and immune to tropical diseases and parasitic infections, thanks to a treatment received courtesy of her great-grandfather Tarzan. In the 1970s she was transported along with her mate to the planet Zillikian by aliens known as 'Suppliers'. She uses a Ben Pearson Marauder Take-Down hunting bow and a Randall Model 1 fighting knife.
Zillikian is a counter-Earth planet (i.e. located at the L3 Lagrange point which is opposite the Sun in the same orbit as Earth). The planet is very similar to Earth in climate and wildlife, albeit without the industrialization of Humans that Earth has.
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Other non-existent Solar System objects used in fiction have been proposed or hypothesized by persons with no scientific standing, while yet others are purely fictional and were never intended as serious hypotheses about the structure of the Solar System.J. T. Edson
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Before Galileo turned his telescope to the heavens, the planets of the Solar System were not widely recognized as worlds, or places where a person could potentially set foot; they were visible to observers merely as bright points of light, distinguishable from stars only by their motion.
In the system of Claudius Ptolemy (fl. c. 150), the Alexandrian astronomer whose works were the basis of all European astronomy throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the planets were lights set into a series of transparent spheres turning around the Earth, which was the center of the one and only universe. Dante (1265–1321), in his Paradiso, describes the ascent of his narrator through the spheres of the Moon, the planets from Mercury to Saturn, and thence to the sphere of the fixed stars and the heavens of the angels. Dante implies that the light of the planets is a combination of light imparted by Divine will and the radiance of the blessed souls that inhabit the spheres. These planets are, however, entirely ethereal; they have light but no physical form and no geography.Roedean School
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Siopelus aciculatus (Dejean, 1829)
Siopelus aethiopicus (Clarke, 1973)
Siopelus alluaudi (Jeannel, 1946)
Siopelus alticola Basilewsky, 1950
Siopelus amaroides (Basilewsky, 1967)
Siopelus andrewesianus (Schauberger, 1934)
Siopelus angustatus (Dejean, 1829)
Siopelus babaulti (Basilewsky, 1946)
Siopelus basilewskyi (Noonan, 1976)
Siopelus birmanicus (Bates, 1892)
Siopelus brittoni (Basilewsky, 1946)
Siopelus bulirschi Facchini, 2002
Siopelus bunduki Basilewsky, 1962
Siopelus calabaricus Murray, 1859
Siopelus calathoides (Dejean, 1829)
Siopelus camerunensis (Basilewsky, 1948)
Siopelus castaneus (Barker, 1922)
Siopelus ceradotus (Basilewsky, 1968)
Siopelus collarti Basilewsky, 1948
Siopelus connexus (Peringuey, 1896)
Siopelus consobrinus (Dejean, 1829)
Siopelus crassicornis Burgeon, 1936
Siopelus cratericola (Basilewsky, 1962)
Siopelus creberrimus (Laferte-Senectere, 1853)
Siopelus damarensis (Kuntzen, 1919)
Siopelus decorsei (Jeannel, 1948)
Siopelus demeyeri Facchini, 2004
Siopelus diatypoides Basilewsky, 1946
Siopelus exaratus (Klug, 1833)
Siopelus fletifer (Dejean, 1829)
Siopelus freyi (Basilewsky, 1956)
Siopelus fuscus (Dejean, 1829)
Siopelus glabripennis (Laferte-Senectere, 1853)
Siopelus gracilis (Harold, 1879)
Siopelus hargreavesi Basilewsky, 1948
Siopelus harpaloides (Guerin-Meneville, 1847)
Siopelus hypsinomus (Alluaud, 1917)
Siopelus imerinae (Alluaud, 1916)
Siopelus iricolor Lorenz, 1998
Siopelus iris (Murray, 1859)
Siopelus irritans (Basilewsky, 1953)
Siopelus jeanneli (Basilewsky, 1948)
Siopelus kikuyu (Basilewsky, 1948)
Siopelus kilimanus (Alluaud, 1917)
Siopelus kivuensis Basilewsky, 1948
Siopelus laevicollis N.Ito, 1995
Siopelus leleupi Basilewsky, 1976
Siopelus lucens (Putzeys in Chaudoir, 1878)
Siopelus luteoapicalis (Burgeon, 1936)
Siopelus matsumurai (Jedlicka, 1949)
Siopelus maynei Burgeon, 1936
Siopelus melancholicus (Boheman, 1848)
Siopelus micans (Klug, 1833)
Siopelus micros (Jeannel, 1948)
Siopelus natalicus Peringuey, 1896
Siopelus neomaynei Noonan, 1985
Siopelus nimbanus (Basilewsky, 1950)
Siopelus nyassicus (Basilewsky, 1948)
Siopelus oldeanicus (Basilewsky, 1962)
Siopelus pallidior (Burgeon, 1936)
Siopelus patruelis (Peringuey, 1899)
Siopelus pavoninus (Gerstaecker, 1867)
Siopelus pediobius (Alluaud, 1926)
Siopelus persculptus (Basilewsky, 1968)
Siopelus pulchellus (Dejean, 1829)
Siopelus punctatellus (Reiche, 1847)
Siopelus punctiger (H.Kolbe, 1883)
Siopelus punctulatus (Lutshnik, 1922)
Siopelus quadraticollis (Putzeys in Chaudoir, 1878)
Siopelus radama (Alluaud, 1932)
Siopelus resplendens (Putzeys in Chaudoir, 1876)
Siopelus rubrosuturatus (Kuntzen, 1919)
Siopelus simplex Putzeys in Chaudoir, 1878
Siopelus stevensi (Schauberger, 1934)
Siopelus tabularis (Basilewsky, 1948)
Siopelus tamilnadensis Kataev, 2002
Siopelus tenuestriatus (Basilewsky, 1948)
Siopelus tshibindensis (Burgeon, 1936)
Siopelus usambaranus (Basilewsky, 1948)
Siopelus venustulus (Boheman, 1848)
Siopelus zuzartei A.Serrano, 1999Tarzan
Tarzan (John Clayton II, Viscount Greystoke) is a fictional character, an archetypal feral child raised in the African jungle by the Mangani great apes; he later experiences civilization only to reject it and return to the wild as a heroic adventurer. Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan first appeared in the novel Tarzan of the Apes (magazine publication 1912, book publication 1914), and subsequently in 25 sequels, several authorized books by other authors, and innumerable works in other media, both authorized and unauthorized. The film version of Tarzan as the noble savage (“Me Tarzan, You Jane”), as acted by Johnny Weissmuller, does not reflect the original character in the novels, who is gracious and highly sophisticated.