A Princess of Mars

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MadMikeyD
MadMikeyD
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:17:14 +0100

Great book! Originally published in 1912, you can see how it influenced all kinds of fiction - from Superman to Star Wars and even Masters of the Universe.


all0saur
all0saur
Tue, 22 Sep 2009 22:54:34 +0200

A great read. One of those rare books in which you initially find the narrative so outlandish and unbelievable but soon accept the setting and settle into the plot as a human (or barsoomian) interest story.

Burroughs develops a world inhabited by creatures with clearly thought-out characteristics, cultures and even language that bears some striking similarities to Tolkien's Middle Earth. The plots of the Barsoom novels tend to be very similar. Warrior faces extreme situations and certain death… (more)


HistoryWes
HistoryWes
Thu, 22 May 2008 18:08:35 +0200

Note: A Princess of Mars is currently scheduled to be released as a Disney/Pixar movie in 2012, under the title John Carter of Mars.


HistoryWes
HistoryWes
Thu, 22 May 2008 17:31:32 +0200

This is one of the great science ficton/romance novels of the Pulp Age. Burroughs introduces whole civilizations, alien creatures, and cultures both living and extinct. The panorama of Mars through which the characters move is almost as compelling as the story of hero John Carter, his alien friend Tars Tarkas, and the beautiful Dejah Thoris who is in constant need of rescue.