A Guide to Barsoom

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THE OFFICIAL, DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO BARSOOM AND THE WORLD OF JOHN CARTER OF MARS

**Fully Illustrated**

COME TO BARSOOM... AND ENJOY THE WONDERS OF ERB'S MARS

When Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) wrote "Dejah Thoris, A Princess of Mars," in 1911, he had no idea that he was opening a new era in the science fiction field. His account of fifteen-foot green men, eight-legged ...

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Overview

THE OFFICIAL, DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO BARSOOM AND THE WORLD OF JOHN CARTER OF MARS

**Fully Illustrated**

COME TO BARSOOM... AND ENJOY THE WONDERS OF ERB'S MARS

When Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) wrote "Dejah Thoris, A Princess of Mars," in 1911, he had no idea that he was opening a new era in the science fiction field. His account of fifteen-foot green men, eight-legged beasts, oviparous females, and swordswinging red men was an immediate success.

And the public clamored for more.

Over a period of thirty years, Burroughs wrote ten Martian tales... the story of life and death, romance and tragedy on the Red Planet is undoubtedly one of the greatest series of all time. Burroughs created a world of dead seabeds, towering mountains, polar ice caps, underground rivers ... he peopled the planet with four different human races and one semihuman. He gave Mars a history, several phases of civilization and an assortment of religions. He added dauntless heros, beautiful maidens, evil villains and fearful monsters?all the ingredients necessary for a series of thrilling adventures on any world!

Featuring over two dozen illustrations, including maps of the North and South Poles of Barsoom, as well as of the planet's Western and Eastern Hemispheres

?AND IT'S ALL HERE IN THE ONLY OFFICIAL GUIDE TO BARSOOM

CONTENTS:

Introduction to the 2012 by Mike Resnick
Introduction
I ? A Brief History of Pre-Carter Barsoom
II ? A Geography of Barsoom, Including a Gazetteer-Index and Hemispheric and Polar Maps of Its Surface
III ? A Biography of Barsoom, Including a Dictionary of People, Past and Present, Whose Names Appear in the Barsoomian Sagas
IV ? The Flora and Fauna of Barsoom, Including a Dictionary of Barsoomian Plants and Animals
V Measurements ? on Barsoom?Linear, Time, Monetary?and a List of Barsoomian Numbers
VI ? The Language, Religions, and Customs of Barsoom
VII ? A General Barsoomian Glossary: Terms, Titles, Organizations, Games, Weapons, Buildings, Streets, Etc.
VIII ? Quotations, Proverbs, and Expletives?From the Rich Heritage of Barsoom and the Pen of John Carter
IX ? Barsoomian Science and Invention
X Through ? Space to Barsoom?
XI ? "Edgar Rice Burroughs": A Brief Biographical Sketch
Acknowledgments and Sources
From the Author

ILLUSTRATIONS:

The Avenue of Quays in Aaanthor
Plant Men
The Atmosphere Plant
The Zitidar (above) and the Thoat (below)
Maps of the North and South Poles of Barsoom, as well as of the planet's Western and Eastern Hemispheres
A Green Man
The Game of Yano
A Calot (Barsoomian Watchdog) and His Red Man Master
An Orovar Helmet
A Jetan Piece: Thoat
A Jetan Piece: Warrior, or Than
The Banth, or Barsoomian Lion
Man-Flowers
Artists Conception of the Barsoomian Table of Linear Measurement
Two Barsoomian Watches and a Barsoomian Clock
A Sith and Its Unidentified Victim
A White Ape
The Palace of Peace in Ptarth
A Torch of Horz
The Pit of Plenty in Kadabra
The Ulsio, Martian Rat
A Calot Tree
An Apt vs. a Red Man
A Conventional Ground Flier
A Flier of Okar and Panar
The Pedestal of Truth in the Temple of Reward of Greater Helium

Don't get stuck in the Valley of Lost Souls -- Learn your way around Barsoom today!

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Editorial Reviews

Mike Resnick
Burroughs created Barsoom with “Under the Moons of Mars”, literally a century ago, but it took another 64 years before the field produced someone competent enough to create (this book)... And given the popularity of Barsoom, it needed to be created. Burroughs created a reasonably consistent world over the span of 10+ novels, including a language...a history, a background, customs, weapons... It took someone with John’s thoroughness and dedication to codify it all.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615687315
  • Publisher: ReAnimus Press
  • Publication date: 8/24/2012
  • Pages: 202
  • Sales rank: 802,167
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

John Flint Roy was one of the foremost authorities and scholars on the world of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom.
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