The Gods of Mars

The Gods of Mars

eBook - 2011
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Interplanetary perils and swashbuckling adventures on the Red Planet await you in John Carter of Mars, a thrilling trio of science fantasy novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Written during the heyday of the pulp fiction era, these bestselling, epic blends of derring-do and dazzling romance permanently remapped the terrain of fantasy and science fiction. Lavishly illustrated by comic art celebrity Thomas Yeates, this new edition brings Burroughs’ classic tales vividly to life for modern readers.

 

A Princess of Mars (1912) introduces officer John Carter, transported magically from Earth to Mars and plunged immediately into intrigues embroiling the Martian races. In The Gods of Mars (1918) and The Warlord of Mars (1919), Burroughs elaborates his colorful vision of Mars as a home to fantastic fauna, airborne pirates, and battling tribes of nomadic, four-armed green Martian giants and city-dwelling red Martians.

Already a seasoned swordsman, Carter becomes an even fiercer warrior, unfettered by the planet’s lesser gravity. Thrust into one deadly battle after another as he seeks to woo the beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, John Carter of Mars magnificently meets his destiny as science fiction’s first larger-than-life hero.

Publisher: New York : Fall River Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781435137363
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: John Carter of Mars: book two

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andrewgraphics
Jul 11, 2012

Another top-notch action/adventure book. Seem to be reading a lot of these...

Even tho this is a 100 year old book, holds up extremely well. The writing is a little florid, which might make sense since the "author" is a Civil War era soldier, but the action is non-stop, with the usual ERB convenient coincidences thrown in throughout.

One thing I've noticed with some of these roughly 100 year old adventure tales I've been reading is the limited or lack of dialogue: a lot of what would be written out as conversations, which might go on for pages, are instead wrapped up in tidy sentences or short paragraphs.

Read the first Martian Tales just after the movie, "John Carter," came out, tho I still haven't seen that. Liked the book enough to want to continue the series. This book ends on a heck of a cliff-hanger, so I'm committed to reading the next one as well!

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