The Chessmen of Mars

The Chessmen of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Chessmen of Mars is the fifth book of the Barsoom series. In this novel Burroughs focuses on a younger member of the family established by John Carter and Dejah Thoris, protagonists of the first three books in the series. The heroine this time is their daughter Tara, princess of Helium, whose hand is sought by the gallant Gahan, Jed (prince) of…

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 about him; rather, it is…

The Gods of Mars

The Gods of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Gods of Mars is the second book in the famous Barsoom series. 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 separation from his wife Dejah Thoris, his unborn child, and the Red Martian people of the nation of Helium…

John Carter of Mars

John Carter of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs

This is the eleventh and final book in the Barsoom Series. It is a collection of two John Carter of Mars stories. The first story was originally published in 1940 by Whitman as a Better Little Book entitled John Carter of Mars. Although credited to Edgar Rice Burroughs, it was written by his son, John Coleman Burroughs and was later expanded and re-published in Amazing Stories as “John Carter and the Giant of Mars”, the name it goes under in the…

Llana of Gathol

Llana of Gathol

Edgar Rice Burroughs

This is the tenth book in the Barsoom Series. Llana of Gathol is a collection of four science fantasy stories, which were originally published in Amazing Stories in 1941. The first collected edition of Llana of Gathol was published in 1948. It is the penultimate book in the Barsoom series and the last to be published during Burroughs’s lifetime. The first story is The Ancient Dead (originally The City of Mummies), followed by The Black…

The Master Mind of Mars

The Master Mind of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Fully illustrated. 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…

A Princess of Mars

A Princess of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs

A Princess of Mars is the first book of the Barsoom series. Full of swordplay and daring feats, the novel is considered a classic example of 20th century pulp fiction. It is also a seminal instance of the planetary romance, a subgenre of science fantasy that became highly popular in the decades following its publication. Its early chapters also contain elements…

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…

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…

Thuvia, Maid of Mars

Thuvia, Maid of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Thuvia, Maid of Mars is the fourth book of the Barsoom series. In this novel the focus shifts from John Carter, Warlord of Mars, and Dejah Thoris of Helium, protagonists of the first three books in the series, to their son, Carthoris, prince of Helium, and Thuvia, princess of Ptarth. Helium and Ptarth are both prominent Barsoomian city…

The Warlord of Mars

The Warlord Of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Warlord of Mars is a science fantasy novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the third of his famous Barsoom series. This novel continues where the previous one in the series, The Gods of Mars abruptly ended. At the end of the previous book, John Carter’s wife, the princess Dejah Thoris, is imprisoned in the Temple of the Sun by the vile pretender goddess Issus.