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The Master Mind of Mars By Edgar Burroughs
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"The Master Mind of Mars" is book #6 of 11 John Carter adventures that Edgar Rice Burroughs gave to the world. It first appeared in the magazine "Amazing Stories Annual" in July... More > 1927, and John Carter himself only puts in a cameo appearance near the book's end. Instead, our hero is another Earthman, Ulysses Paxton, who mysteriously gets transported to Barsoom (Mars) after being critically wounded on the battlefields of WW1. Paxton becomes an apprentice of the eponymous mastermind Ras Thavas, and from him learns all manner of surgical miracles, including brain transplantation. Paxton falls in love with a young woman, Valla Dia, whose body has been sold to an old empress, so that that empress can now live on in her new hotty body. Paxton vows to travel across Mars, kidnap the empress, and restore his beloved's body to her.< Less
The Chessmen of Mars: Illustrated By Edgar Rice Burroughs
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The Chessmen of Mars: Illustrated (1922) is an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the fifth of his famous Barsoom series. Burroughs began writing it in January, 1921, and the finished story... More > was first published in Argosy All-Story Weekly as a six-part serial in the issues for February 18 and 25 and March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 1922. It was later published as a complete novel by A. C. McClurg in November 1922. In this novel Burroughs focuses on a younger member of the family established by John Carter and Dejah Thoris, protagonists of the first three books in the series. The heroine this time is their daughter Tara, princess of Helium, whose hand is sought by the gallant Gahan, Jed (prince) of Gathol. Both Helium and Gathol are prominent Barsoomian city states.< Less
A Princess of Mars By Edgar Rice Burroughs
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John Carter, a Confederate veteran of the American Civil War, goes prospecting in Arizona immediately after the war's end. Having struck a rich vein of gold, he runs afoul of the Apaches. While... More > attempting to evade pursuit by hiding in a sacred cave, he is mysteriously transported to Mars, called "Barsoom" by its inhabitants. Carter finds that he has great strength and superhuman agility in this new environment as a result of its lesser gravity. He soon falls in with the Tharks, a nomadic tribe of Green Martians, as the planet's warlike, six-limbed, green-skinned inhabitants are known. Thanks to his strength and combat abilities, Carter rises to a high position in the tribe and earns the respect and eventually the friendship of Tars Tarkas, one of the Thark chiefs.< Less
The Gods of Mars By Edgar Rice Burroughs
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In this book, continuing the stirring adventures narrated in A Princess of Mars, sturdy John Carter of Virginia finds himself once more upon the strange planet forty-three million miles from earth.... More > How he recovers his wife and son; how he fights the great white apes and the "plant men", ferocious creatures with sucking mouths in the palms of their hands, and whose mighty tails swish their victims to instant death; and how he defies even Issus herself, terrible Goddess of Death, whom all Mars worships and reveres, are among the gripping episodes described in this second daring narrative of adventures on the dying planet of Barsoom. The author, pastmaster creator of tales extraordinary, has here given a new story written with all the inimitable vigor and marvellous imagination which have made his famous "Tarzan" stories the delight of countless admirers.< Less
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Mechanized Men of Mars By Thomas Denmark
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The Lost Vault of K’Ral is an adventure for Warriors of the Red Planet, a roleplaying game in the tradition of classic style RPG's, also known as original edition, OSR, or retro-clones.... More > Warriors of the Red Planet captures the "Sword and Planet" genre of science fantasy romance, inspired by the works of Burroughs, Vance, Moorcock, Kline, Norman and other novels, movies, and comic books where an earthman goes to another planet and discovers he has unique abilities. There are strange creatures, weird science, power hungry warlords and of course beautiful space princesses. This adventure takes place on Barsoom, the alien world described in the genre defining book A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. But, it has been written in a way that it can easily fit into any science-fantasy world that combines lasers and swords. This adventure is compatible with the Original Fantasy Roleplaying game and related systems.< Less

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