The discovery of forty reels of a lost 1911 movie adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars, impossibly well-made and yet ineluctably old, is…weird. But for the journalist protagonist of “The Film-makers of Mars,” that’s only the beginning of the weirdness to come...
Geoff Ryman’s longer works include The Unconquered Country, the novella version of which won the World Fantasy Award in 1985; The Child Garden, which won the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1990; the hypertext novel 253, the “print remix” of which won the Philip K. Dick Award in 1999; and Air, which won the Arthur C. Clarke and James Tiptree, Jr. Awards in 2006.
|Publisher:||Tom Doherty Associates|
|Series:||Tor.Com Original Series|
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About the Author
GEOFF RYMAN is the author of 253, Was, The Child Garden, and The Unconquered Country. He has won the World Fantasy Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and The British Science Fiction Association Award. He lives in London, England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a magazine article, it doesn't even count as a short story. The ebook has 13 pages. After cover and copyright it's down to 6 pages. Those six pages are of the author telling how he watched a restored copy of the Princess of Mars from 1911. He liked it. Oops, I hope I didn't give away the ending. Even at .99 it was a rip off.
I suppose I'm only moved to write a review because I think the earlier one-star was too harsh. Personaly, I find the story satisfying & complete, but not astonishing. Easily worth the 99 cents. It's a short-short, certainly. But for less than the cost of a can of soda it provides an entertaining yarn I'd have bought the author a beer for.
Nicely written and creative short story. An interesting perspective of what it would be like if all those old stories were really true...