The Wizard of Venus is a novella by Edgar Rice Burroughs. ”The Wizard of Venus” is the final story in Burroughs's Venus series (sometimes called the ”Carson Napier of Venus series”). Written in 1941, the piece remained unpublished until 1964, fourteen years after the author's death. Burroughs intended it to be the opening piece in a sequence of stories to be brought together later in book form, as he had done in the instance of the previous Venus volume, Escape on Venus. He began the first follow-up tale, only to abandon the project in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; the text of the aborted sequel is now lost.