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Special Post: The Martian Novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs

July 7, 2010

Eleven books is a heck of a series.  And the Martian or John Carter novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs are certainly that.  They run the gamut from kidnapping to fighting to falling in love to mad science to kidnapping to fighting again.  Mostly the kidnapping and fighting.  And where John Carter narrates, there’s sure to be a rollicking good time.  And where other people are the protagonists… well, that’s alright too, I guess.

The first three books are really the heart of the series.  There’s very little in the others that you can’t get from the first three.  But this is high, formula driven adventure.  I can’t wait to see what Pixar does with the story.

These are the books in the series, with links to my posts about them, all in one place for easy access.

1.  A Princess of Mars

2. The Gods of Mars

3. Warlord of Mars

4. Thuvia, Maid of Mars

5. The Chessmen of Mars

6. The Master Mind of Mars

7. A Fighting Man of Mars

8.  Swords of Mars

9.  Synthetic Men of Mars

10.  Llana of Gathol

11. John Carter of Mars