I’d be curious to know what you think? In the meantime, if you want to know more about this novel or the John Carter of Mars series, author Ryan Harvey has been posting reviews on the series, starting with A Princess of Mars. The Passive Guy also just posted an article on the topic, which you can read here. But without further ado, here’s the “beginning” that started it all:
I am a very old man; how old I do not know. Possibly I am a hundred, possibly more; but I cannot tell because I have never aged as other men, nor do I remember any childhood. So far as I can recollect I have always been a man, a man of about thirty. I appear today as I did forty years and more ago, and yet I feel that I cannot go on living forever; that some day I shall die the real death from which there is no resurrection. I do not know why I should fear death, I who have died twice and am still alive; but yet I have the same horror of it as you who have never died, and it is because of this terror of death, I believe, that I am so convinced of my mortality.
– Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Princess of Mars
|John Carter was superman before Superman!|