Joel Jenkins' Dire Planet novels are very much in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs' sword and science fiction Barsoom tales. This posting is lifted from his blog:
Yesterday I finished writing Lost Tribes of the Dire Planet and it now stands at 128,000 words of pure pulp sword and science fiction. This books ran somewhat longer than the other Dire Planet novels as I had a multitude of plot threads and story lines which needed some resolution.
Between Strange Gods of the Dire Planet and Lost Tribes of the Dire Planet I've been living on the Dire Planet for over a year. Now the hard work begins--the brutal editing and revision process. Because the two novels are closely knit together I'll be editing them consecutively before submitting them to Pulpwork Press--after which they will undergo yet further editing.