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TOC: ‘The Worlds Of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Edited by Mike Resnick and Robert T. Garcia

Mike Resnick has posted the table of contents for his upcoming anthology (co-edited with Robert T. Garcia), The Worlds Of Edgar Rice Burroughs, coming this October from Baen Books:

  1. “Tarzan and the Great War” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  2. “The Fallen” by Mercedes Lackey
  3. “The Forgotten Sea of Mars” by Mike Resnick
  4. “Scorpion Men of Venus” by Richard Lupoff
  5. “Apache Lawman” by Ralph Roberts
  6. “Tarzan and the Martian Invaders” by Kevin J. Anderson and Sarah Hoyt
  7. “Moon Maid over Manhattan” by Peter David
  8. “The Two Billys” by Max Alan Collins and Matthew Clemens
  9. “To The Nearest Planet” by Todd McCaffrey
  10. “The Dead World” by F. Paul Wilson
  11. “Tarzan and The Land That Time Forgot” by Joe R. Lansdale

Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Moons of Mars

In my previous Kirkus Reviews column, I talked about E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith and his stories that kickstarted Space Opera. This week, we’re going back a little further and looking at pulp author Edgar Rice Burroughs, and the characters for which he’s known: John Carter and Tarzan.

Go read Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Moons of Mars over on the Kirkus Reviews blog.

TOC: ‘Windy City Pulp Stories No.12′ Edited by Tom Roberts

Black Dog Press has the table of contents for Windy City Pulp Stories No.12, a book (with cover art by Stockton Mulford) celebrating the 100th anniversary of John Carter and Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most popular creations. It contains mostly non-fiction, including four newly discovered articles by Edgar Rice Burroughs himself.

Here’s the table of contents
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Watch the First 10 Minutes of ‘John Carter’

Disney has released the first 10 minutes of John Carter, Andrew Stanton’s adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars…watch it right here…
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Watch John Carter Fight White Apes in This 5-Minute Clip

OK, now I’m really intrigued…

YouTube version after the jump
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EVENT: The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings Presents ‘A Journey to Barsoom’ on March 6th


If you are in the New York City area on Tuesday, March 6th, it’d be worth your time to check out The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading scheduled for that night: A Journey to Barsoom! The event is to help promote John Joseph Adams’ new John Carter anthology Under the Moons of Mars

Press release follows…

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A Dumbed-Down Trailer for ‘John Carter’

Disney has released a new, simplified version of the trailer for John Carter, the adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars that hits theaters March 9th.

Who is John Carter? (A John Carter Primer)

With Disney’s trailers and announced March release of the movie John Carter, readers of the books that inspired the movie are at once hopeful and fearful: hopeful that the movie will actually capture the imagination as well as the initial reading of Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom series did; fearful that the movie will be an unfaithful adaptation, or, at worst a lemon in the tradition of pulp movie adaptations like the Doc Savage movie.

Though never a large Tarzan fan, I, like many readers my age, tore through the other worlds created by ERB. But Barsoom was always the cornerstone. Here, then, is a Primer on John Carter and the Barsoom series of novels.

SPOILER ALERTS – for those readers who have not read the books and would like to be surprised at the movie plot (which hopefully doesn’t stray to far from the book plot line), this primer is written with the potential spoiler pieces at the end. Feel free to read the Author section. The John Carter section contains a bit of preview, but stay away from the sections below that if you want to go into the movie fresh.

SEE ALSO: VIDEO: A John Carter Primer – Everything You Need to Know Before Seeing the Disney Film
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VIDEO: Kerry Conran’s Vision for ‘John Carter of Mars’

Kerry Conran of Looking Glass Films, best known for his retro-futuristic film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, put together this spectacular concept reel depicting his vision of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic hero, John Carter of Mars.

[via Forces of Geek]

REVIEW: A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

REVIEW SUMMARY: A long-overdue read of a science fiction classic that was every bit as enjoyable as I’d hoped it’d be.

MY RATING:

BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Adventurer John Carter becomes trapped on Mars, proves his mettle through his superior fighting skills and tries to free (and win the heart of) Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium.

MY REVIEW:
PROS: Story moves along quickly; imaginative; easily identifiable and likable characters.
CONS: Some plot points will threaten suspension of disbelief for some.
BOTTOM LINE: A wholly enjoyable pulp adventure that became the template for the planetary adventure story.

Much to my embarrassment, I have to admit only recently have I read Edgar Rice Burroughs’ science fiction classic A Princess of Mars. Even if the impending Hollywood adaption John Carter of Mars turns out to be worthless, I can at least give it credit for prompting me to repair this glaring deficiency in my science fiction reading.
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