Synthetic Men of Mars

Synthetic Men of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs

This is the ninth book in the Barsoom Series. With a brand new character as its protagonist: Vor Daj, a padwar (warrior) from Helium, John Carter, mighty Warlord of Mars, rides to new and terrifying adventures. Captured by deadly warriors mounted on huge birds he is taken to the city of Morbus. There he meets Ras Thavas, evil genius and master surgeon. A man who has succeeded in his nightmare wish of creating life in his own beings…

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Swords of Mars

Swords of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs

This is the eighth book in the Barsoom Series. John Carter reprises his role of hero as he vows to bring an end to the Assassins Guild. He ventures in disguise to the city of Zodanga in a fierce attempt to overthrow Ur Jan, the leader of the Assassins. His adventures embroil him in the rivalry of two competing scientist-inventors, and eventually leads him to the nearer Martian moon in order to rescue his kidnapped wife, Dejah…

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A Fighting Man of Mars

A Fighting Man of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs

This is the seventh book in the Barsoom Series. The story is purportedly relayed back to earth via the Gridley Wave, a sort of super radio frequency previously introduced in Tanar of Pellucidar, the third of Burrough’s Pellucidar novels, which thus provides a link between the two series. The story-teller is Ulysses Paxton, protagonist of the previous novel, The Master Mind of Mars, but this story is not…

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The Master Mind of Mars

The Master Mind of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs

This is the sixth book in the Barsoom Series. In this novel Burroughs shifts the focus of the series for the second time, the first having been from early protagonists John Carter and Dejah Thoris to their children after the third book. Now he moves to a completely unrelated hero, Ulysses Paxton, an Earthman like Carter who, like him, is sent to Mars by astral projection. Paxton served Barsoom’s greatest…

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Savage Pellucidar

Savage Pellucidar

Edgar Rice Burroughs

This is the seventh and final book in the Pellucidar Series. Like a number of other posthumously published books by Burroughs, this book is not a novel but a collection of short stories. When David Innes and Abner Perry set out to search for mineral deposits in Perry’s newly invented Mechanical Prospectro, they never dreamed of discovering the beautiful, terrifying world of Pellucidar five hundred miles beneath their feet…

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The Worm Ourorobos

The Worm Ourorobos

E. R. Eddison

The Worm Ouroboros is a heroic high fantasy novel by Eric Rücker Eddison, first published in 1922. The book describes the protracted war between the domineering King Gorice of Witchland and the Lords of Demonland in an imaginary world that appears mainly medieval and partly reminiscent of Norse sagas.

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The Lost Continent

The Lost Continent

Cutcliffe Hyne

Considered one of the classic fictional retellings of the story of the drowning of Atlantis, combining elements of the myth told by Plato with the earlier Greek myth concerning the survival of a universal flood and restoration of the human race by Deucalion. Hyne adds interest by setting the story in the last decadent years of Atlantis. The evil queen Phorenice is voracious and cruel, and Deucalion…

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Atlantida

Atlantida

Pierre Benoit

It is 1896 in the French Algerian Sahara. Two officers, André de Saint-Avit and Jean Morhange investigate the disappearance of their fellow officers. While doing so, they are drugged and kidnapped by a Tarqui warrior, the procurer for the monstrous Queen Antinea. Antinea, descendant of the rulers of Atlantis, has a cave wall with 120 niches carved into it, one for each of her lovers. Only 53 have been filled…

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Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair

Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair

William Morris

Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair, set in the forested land of Oakenrealm, was Morris’ reimagining and recasting of the medieval Lay of Havelock the Dane, with his displaced royal heirs Christopher and Goldilind standing in for the original story’s Havelock and Goldborough. In contrast to his source, Morris emphasizes the romantic aspect of the story, giving a prominent place to the heroine’s misfortunes…

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The King of Elfland’s Daughter

The King of Elfland’s Daughter

Lord Dunsany

A 1924 fantasy novel written by Lord Dunsany. It is widely recognized as one of the most influential and acclaimed works in all of fantasy literature. The lord of Erl is told by the parliament of his people that they want to be ruled by a magic lord. Obeying the immemorial custom, the lord sends his son Alveric to fetch the King…

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The Wood Beyond the World

The Wood Beyond the World

William Morris

The Wood Beyond the World is a fantasy novel by William Morris, mixing an imaginary world with elements of the supernatural. It tells the tale of Golden Walter, whose wife betrays him for another man. He leaves home on a trading voyage to avoid the necessity of a feud with her family but his efforts are fruitless, as word comes to him en…

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