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A Princess of Mars

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

☆☆☆☆/5
THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2016
Genre: Pulp Scifi

Hooray for pulpy Scifi books! Published in 1917, this book appealed to boys of all ages. 111 more words

A Princess of Mars By Edgar Rice Burroughs

John Carter, a veteran of the American Civil War is prospecting for gold when he and his partner encounter Apaches. He escapes them by entering a sacred cave but immediately succumbs to a strange drowsiness. 178 more words

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A Princess of Mars ~ Barsoom #1 ~ by Edgar Rice Burroughs #BookReview #Sci-Fi #PulpFiction

  • A classic action and adventure ~ 

A Princess of Mars was the first book by Edgar Rice Burroughs to feature the character John Carter. It led to an 11-book series featuring his adventures and became the basis for the 2012 movie.

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Fantasy

The Negligence Roundup: Fairy Tales, Space Princesses, Androids, and Air Castles

I tend to do these roundups when I haven’t read anything particularly enthralling. A combination of writer’s block, distraction, and the inability to ascertain why I liked a few elements of some books led to this entry. 904 more words

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Princess of Mars / A rose for Ecclesiastes

A review in two parts.

Part I

Princess of Mars / Edgar Rice Burroughs

A rose for Ecclesiastes / Roger Zelazny

Princess of Mars is a story about imperialism and how assuming indigenous cultures are ignorant savages rules by their superstitions just waiting for a white man to come rescue them is foolish in the extreme. 398 more words

Book Reviews

Sword and Planet

Something else celebrated its fiftieth year in 2015 besides me and my age-mates. Frank Herbert’s epic novel Dune was published in that same fateful year of 1965. 431 more words