Sojan the Swordsman / Under the Warrior Star

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Michael Moorcock's Sojan The Swordsman evisits the author's veryfirst published character, the original incarnation of the Eternal Champion!Rewritten and expanded from its original appearance in Moorcock's self-publishedTarzan Adventures fanzine, this tale of swordplay, airships, and bizarrelandscapes sees the hero Sojan and his beloved Princess Noothar encounteringstrange races of men and even stranger monsters in a fast-paced adventure in thetradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Leigh Brackett.Joe R. Lansdale's...
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Overview

Michael Moorcock's Sojan The Swordsman evisits the author's veryfirst published character, the original incarnation of the Eternal Champion!Rewritten and expanded from its original appearance in Moorcock's self-publishedTarzan Adventures fanzine, this tale of swordplay, airships, and bizarrelandscapes sees the hero Sojan and his beloved Princess Noothar encounteringstrange races of men and even stranger monsters in a fast-paced adventure in thetradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Leigh Brackett.Joe R. Lansdale's Under the Warrior Star is the tale of Brax Hooker,a freelance journalist whose world travels in search of adventure lead him to asecret laboratory in the Rocky Mountains where a rogue scientist is attemptingto create a universe in minature. Having come to believe his life has lostmeaning, Brax agrees to be the first traveler into this new Universe, venturinginto a forest world of strange plants, weird creatures, and deadly warriors.There Brax leads a life of adventure, discovering danger, a ton of surprises,and the love of his life under the hazy blue light of an alien sun.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Even fans of Moorcock (Elric: The Stealer of Souls) and Lansdale (Flaming Zeppelins) will find these pulp SF novellas unimpressive. Moorcock's "Sojan the Swordsman" is a set of linked episodes, first published in the 1950s and expanded here, in which Sojan, a peripatetic soldier on another planet who is the reincarnation of a WWII Allied commander, survives a desert crossing, pirates, rebels, and sea demons in a series of bland action sequences. Lansdale's "Under the Warrior Star," a modern homage to Edgar Rice Burroughs, recounts the adventures of Braxton Booker, who is transported to another universe where he fights giants and a spiderlike creature alongside primitive humanoids. The best of the pulps had suspense and depth that these scant tales notably lack, and the authors' considerable talent is never really displayed. (Feb.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601252883
  • Publisher: Paizo Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/23/2010
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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