Tag Archive: space fantasy

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) – Review

When George Lucas penned the first script for Star Wars: A New Hope he liberally borrowed from Errol Flynn swashbucklers, Flash Gordon serials, and Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress, now decades later we have Rogue One: A Star Wars Story…
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Synthetic Men of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

There have been many versions of the “Beauty and the Beast” story since French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve published her book back in 1740, and in 1939 Edgar Rice Burroughs put his own spin on the tale, but he…
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Swords of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs – Book Review

Welcome back John Carter! With the eighth book in the Barsoom series the narrative switches back to the character who started it all; released in 1936, in the pages of Blue Book, this six part serial was the first time…
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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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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) – Review

When the opening crawl to Star Wars: The Force Awakens failed to contain anything about trade disputes or embargoes many a Star Wars fan breathed a sigh of relief. With George Lucas stepping down and uber Star Wars fan J.J….
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