A Guide To Barsoom

Author: John Flint Roy
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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 MARSWhen 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 BARSOOMCONTENTS:Introduction to the 2012 by Mike ResnickIntroductionI ? A Brief History of Pre-Carter BarsoomII ? A Geography of Barsoom, Including a Gazetteer-Index and Hemispheric and Polar Maps of Its SurfaceIII ? A Biography of Barsoom, Including a Dictionary of People, Past and Present, Whose Names Appear in the Barsoomian SagasIV ? The Flora and Fauna of Barsoom, Including a Dictionary of Barsoomian Plants and AnimalsV Measurements ? on Barsoom?Linear, Time, Monetary?and a List of Barsoomian NumbersVI ? The Language, Religions, and Customs of BarsoomVII ? 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 CarterIX ? Barsoomian Science and InventionX Through ? Space to Barsoom?XI ? "Edgar Rice Burroughs": A Brief Biographical SketchAcknowledgments and SourcesFrom the AuthorILLUSTRATIONS:The Avenue of Quays in AaanthorPlant MenThe Atmosphere PlantThe 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 HemispheresA Green ManThe Game of YanoA Calot (Barsoomian Watchdog) and His Red Man MasterAn Orovar HelmetA Jetan Piece: ThoatA Jetan Piece: Warrior, or ThanThe Banth, or Barsoomian LionMan-FlowersArtists Conception of the Barsoomian Table of Linear MeasurementTwo Barsoomian Watches and a Barsoomian ClockA Sith and Its Unidentified VictimA White ApeThe Palace of Peace in PtarthA Torch of HorzThe Pit of Plenty in KadabraThe Ulsio, Martian RatA Calot TreeAn Apt vs. a Red ManA Conventional Ground FlierA Flier of Okar and PanarThe Pedestal of Truth in the Temple of Reward of Greater HeliumDon't get stuck in the Valley of Lost Souls -- Learn your way around Barsoom today!

The Reader S Guide To Barsoom And Amtor

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Reference Sources

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Research Guide To Biography And Criticism

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Vols. I-II: 325 British, American and Canadian poets and novelists from Beowulf to the present.--Vol. III: 139 world dramatists from the Greeks to the present.--Vol. IV: 1990 Update.--Vols. V-VI: 127 Contemporary writers.

Master Of Adventure

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So, just how was Tarzan created? Eager to know the inside story about the legendary John Carter and the amazing cities and peoples of Barsoom? Perhaps your taste is more suited to David Innes and the fantastic lost world at the Earth?s core? Or maybe wrong-way Napier and the bizarre civilizations of cloud-enshrouded Venus are more to your liking? These pages contain all that you will ever want to know about the wondrous worlds and unforgettable characters penned by the master storyteller Edgar Rice Burroughs. ΓΈ Richard A. Lupoff, the respected critic and writer who helped spark a Burroughs revival in the 1960s, reveals fascinating details about the stories written by the creator of Tarzan. Featured here are outlines of all of Burroughs?s major novels, with descriptions of how they were each written and their respective sources of inspiration. This Bison Books edition includes a new foreword by fantasy writer Michael Moorcock, a new introduction by the author, a final chapter by Phillip R. Burger, as well as corrected text and an updated bibliography.

Current Book Review Citations

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Resnick On The Loose

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RESNICK ON THE LOOSE collects Mike Resnick's essays, editorials, interviews, introduction, and articles -- more than 75 of them -- covering everything from Hugo Awards to classic authors to the art of writing. An essential volume for anyone interested in looking beyond Resnick's award-winning novels and stories to the heart and soul of the creative genius behind them! Introduction by Eric Flint.

Edgar Rice Burroughs

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In creating some of the most enduring characters in 20th century literature, Burroughs (1875-1950) left a complex bibliographic record of editions, and a long chain of fascinated collectors. The present reference work details all United States versions of all his works published through 1995. Each listing begins with a description of the first magazine appearance of the story (with full publication data); the first hardcover is then examined in detail, with publisher, date, a complete description of the book's cover and jacket, print run, price, number of pages, and characteristics that separate it from following editions. Similar information is then provided from all subsequent editions.

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Foundation

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The Hills Of Faraway

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A study and bibliography of modern fantasy novels and stories, concentrating on books that have taken on somewhat classic proportions, but examining others as well. Chapter one defines fantasy as a type of modern literature, establishing certain set subgenres, using terminology derived from J.R.R. Tolkien's "On Fairy-Stories" and Northrop Frye's Anatomy of Criticism. Chapter two is a historical overview of fantasy from George MacDonald and William Morris to the present. The bibliographical guide consists of approximately one thousand annotated entries, evaluating the works and placing them in their appropriate subgenres...Four appendices list fantasies by subgenre, by year of appearance, and by awards given to them. There is also a discussion, with examples, of the current state of fantasy illustration.

Bulletin Sla Geography And Map Division

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An Atlas Of Fantasy

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More than one hundred detailed maps depict lands of fantasy, folk-lore, and fiction from Atlantis to Oz as described by novelists, cartoonists, utopians, and story-tellers

Tarzan Forever

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A penetrating look at the life and times of the man who created one of this century's most enduring fictional icons explores how a series of dead-end jobs led Burroughs to try his hand at writing and business ventures, many involving the mythical Tarzan.

Analog Science Fiction Science Fact

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Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan And Tarzana California

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The Fantasy Almanac

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An alphabetically arranged review of people, events, places, and characters significant in folklore, comic strips, television, and other media of fantasy.