Synopses & Reviews
Celebrate 100 years of John Carter of Mars with this all-new collection of original stories and art!
Readers of all ages have read and loved Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom series since the first book, A Princess of Mars, was published in 1912. Now, in time for the 100th anniversary of that seminal work, comes an anthology of original stories featuring John Carter of Mars in brand-new adventures. Collected by veteran anthology editor John Joseph Adams, this anthology features stories from titans of literature such as Peter S. Beagle and Garth Nix and original art from Mark Zug, Charles Vess, and many more—plus an introduction by Tamora Pierce and a glossary of Mars by Richard A. Lupoff.
Illustrations are by prominent artists Meinert Hansen, Charles Vess, John Picacio, and more.
Dont miss Mars Trilogy, the companion bind-up of three classic John Carter of Mars stories!
This book has not been prepared, approved, licensed, or authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. or any other entity associated with the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate.
"Taking advantage of the big-screen release of the film John Carter, this competent anthology, set on Edgar Rice Burroughs's Barsoom, includes stories featuring the eponymous hero of the series, plus other characters now brought more fully to life in tales of their own. In Joe R. Lansdale's 'The Metal Men of Mars,' Carter is captured by a monstrous, Borglike, steampunk society planning to conquer the planet and turn everyone into machines. In Peter S. Beagle's 'The Ape-Man of Mars,' Tarzan is transported to Barsoom where he meets John Carter and the two alpha males find it hard to coexist on the same planet. And in Garth Nix's 'A Sidekick of Mars,' a gold prospector transported to Mars by an old Indian curse explains in colorful Western lingo what it was like to be Carter's sidekick and to later discover that Burroughs omitted him when retelling the tales. The works closely honor Burroughs's own, with self-assured characters, concrete storytelling, high adventure, and touches of tongue-in-cheek humor. A worthwhile introduction (or, for adult readers, a return) to one of Burroughs's most imaginative universes. Ages 12 up. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Plenty of sword work and old-style action-adventure, with the occasional clever spin."--Kirkus Reviews
"It's inconceivable that this volume won't send readers back to the original novels."--Booklist
"An excellent collection that sci/fi adventure fans will enjoy, and it may guide a new generation of readers to Barsoom."--School Library Journal
andlt;divandgt;"Plenty of sword work and old-style action-adventure, with the occasional clever spin."--andlt;Iandgt;Kirkus Reviewsandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;/divandgt;
About the Author
John Joseph Adams is the series editor ofandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;Best American Science Fiction andamp; Fantasyandlt;/iandgt;. He is also the bestselling editor of many other anthologies, such asandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;The Mad Scientistandrsquo;s Guide to World Dominationandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Armoredandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Brave New Worldsandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Wastelandsandlt;/iandgt;,andnbsp;and andlt;iandgt;The Living Deadandlt;/iandgt;.andnbsp;Recent books include The Apocalypse Triptych (consisting of andlt;iandgt;The End is Nighandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; The End is Nowandlt;/iandgt;, andandlt;iandgt; The End Has Comeandlt;/iandgt;), and andlt;iandgt;Press Start to Playandlt;/iandgt;. Called andldquo;the reigning king of the anthology worldandrdquo; by Barnes andamp; Noble, John is a winner of the Hugo Award (for which he has been nominated eight times) and is a six-time World Fantasy Award finalist. John is also the editor and publisher of the digital magazines andlt;iandgt;Lightspeed andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;iandgt;Nightmareandlt;/iandgt;,andnbsp;and is a producer for WIREDandrsquo;sandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;The Geekandrsquo;s Guide to the Galaxyandnbsp;andlt;/iandgt;podcast.andnbsp;