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A Fighting Man of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

The only thing possibly more dangerous than love at first sight is walking through a palace garden on Mars. In this seventh book in the Martian Tales by Burroughs, first released in the pages of Blue Book Magazine in 1930,…
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Christine: From Book to Screen

Man’s love affair with the automobile has been well documented, George Lucas’ American Graffiti is practically a love letter to the American automobile, but there is also the dark side, the obsession that can push one over the brink and…
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‘Salem’s Lot: From Book to Screen

When it comes to movie adaptations I think only William Shakespeare has had more cinematic translations than author Stephen King, but unfortunately King also holds the record for the amount of terrible adaptation of his works.

The Master Mind of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

The Martian tales by Edgar Rice Burroughs can almost be considered an anthology series by this point; in the first few books we followed the adventures of Earthman John Carter as he explored this new world while falling in love…
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The Chessmen of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

“Congratulations John Carter, it’s a girl!” In the fifth Barsoom novel we are introduced to another Princess of Mars in the form of Tara of Helium, daughter of John Carter and Dejah Thoris, and a girl voted most likely to…
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Thuvia, Maid of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

Winning ones true love is a difficult thing, if you find yourself in a story written by Edgar Rice Burroughs it’s about four times as hard. In the fourth of the Barsoom books Burroughs sets aside the heroic John Carter…
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The Warlord of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

To paraphrase Mario Bros “Thank you John Carter! But our Princess is in another castle!” That line pretty much sums up the plot for this final installment in the opening trilogy of the Barsoom series.

The Gods of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

The Gods of Mars is considered by most to be the best of the Barsoom series; it fleshes out the hero, introduces new races and gives us more history of the planet, all that and it’s also one of the…
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A Princess of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

When one thinks of Edgar Rice Burroughs the character of Tarzan readily leaps to mind, but everyone’s favorite ape man was not the first creation of Burroughs, that would be the legendary adventurer John Carter and his awesome stories of…
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The Oakdale Affair: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

Originally under the working title Bridge and the Oskaloosa Kid this book is one of the few contemporary thrillers by Burroughs, a partial sequel to the much loved The Mucker, and was published in Blue Book Magazine in March of…
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