John Carter of Mars
100 years ago, Edgar Rice Burroughs created the character of John Carter, an American adventurer who is mysteriously transported to the dying world of Barsoom, known to us Earthlings as Mars. John Carter fights to the death with strange creatures, rescues a beautiful princess, discovers ancient alien technologies, and leads an army into battle against the evil barbarian hordes. A Princess of Mars is a seminal work of science-fiction, inspiring many later generations of sci-fi authors from Ray Bradbury to George Lucas. Read the book and check out Disney’s big-screen adaptation, John Carter, coming to theaters next week.
In a display of space-age technology that Burroughs himself would have loved, all of his works are available as ebooks from Project Gutenberg. We live in the future!