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The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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The Gods of Mars

42 ratings, 12 reviews

The Gods of Mars is a 1918 Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the second of his famous Barsoom series. It can be said that the novel set the tone for much science fiction to come. Its influence can clearly be seen in franchises such as Star Trek and Farscape. While Burroughs no doubt borrowed liberally from the pulp fiction of his day, particularly westerns and swashbuckling tales, the pacing and themes set the tone for the soft science fiction genre.The protagonist, John Carter, with his proficiency in hand-to-hand combat and flirtations with beautiful alien women, could be said to have set the mold for later influential icons like Captain James T. Kirk and James Bond.At the end of the first book, A Princess of Mars, John Carter is unwillingly transported back to Earth. The Gods of Mars begins with his arrival back on Barsoom (Mars) after a ten year hiatus, separated from his wife Dejah Thoris, his unborn child, and the Red Martian people of the nation of Helium, whom he has adopted as his own. Unfortunately, John Carter materializes in the one place on Barsoom from which nobody is allowed to depart: the Valley Dor, which is the Barsoomian heaven. (Summary from wikipedia)

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42 ratings, 12 reviews

Shauna Cantrell

July 30, 2014

Book downloads slowly. Be patient. It's well worth it


Jody J

October 30, 2013

Good series of books


Bill Peterson

September 08, 2013

Great book; reader needs to learn correct pronunciation of the word "escape", very annoying but I appreciate his work anyway.


Paulie Loots

April 24, 2013

The plot thickens.More action coming


Anh Nguyen

April 03, 2013

Good sequel


Adrienne Magnuson

August 06, 2012

I'm hooked on the mars series


Karen Seaborn

May 27, 2012

Can't download this book after 30 hours and three attempts. As soon as it finished it just disappears and you have to start all over. VERY FRUSTRATING!


Tina Jane

May 05, 2012

Another great book =)


March 12, 2012

love edgar rice burroughs


Iris Colon

February 29, 2012

What happens next... What happens next?


Mary Soucy

February 08, 2012

Not my usual type of book but enjoying the series greatly


James Tomaszewski

January 12, 2012

Great escape from Earth.