The Lost Continent audiobook

The Lost Continent audiobook
by Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950)

Originally published under the title Beyond Thirty.

The novel, set in the year 2137, was heavily influenced by the events of World War I. In the future world depicted in the novel, Europe has descended into barbarism while an isolationist Western Hemisphere remains sheltered from the destruction. The title Beyond Thirty refers to the degree of longitude that inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere are forbidden to pass. (Summary from Wikipedia)


Beyond Thirty
Beyond Thirty.jpg
First book edition of Beyond Thirty
Author(s) Edgar Rice Burroughs
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction novel
Publisher Fantasy Press
Publication date 1955
Media type Print
Pages 57 p.


Beyond Thirty is a short science fiction novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It was written in 1915 and first published in All Around Magazine in February 1916, but did not appear in book form in Burroughs’ lifetime. The first book edition was issued by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach’s Fantasy Press fanzine in 1955; it then appeared in the collection Beyond Thirty and The Man-Eater, published by Science-Fiction & Fantasy Publications in 1957. The work was retitled The Lost Continent for the first mass-market paperback edition, published by Ace Books in October 1963; all subsequent editions bore the new title until theBison Books edition of March 2001, which restored the original title.


Cover art from the first mass market paperback edition of Beyond Thirty, retitled The Lost Continent, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ace Books, 1963.