Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Paizo's Planet Stories Series

As the blog Wired indicated yesterday in a nice post, Paizo Publishing is in the process of reprinting several books of “Burroughs-esque” Martian science fiction adventure as part of its Planet Stories series. For a description of the series, read the interview with Paizo publisher Erik Mona. Here’s the publication schedule, with summaries taken from Paizo’s website:

City of the Beast (alternate title Warriors of Mars), by Michael Moorcock, with an introduction by Kim Mohan. Published in September 2007. “Michael Moorcock’s Eternal Champion returns as Kane of Old Mars, a brilliant American physicist whose strange experiments in matter transmission catapult him across space and time to the Red Planet. ... Kane’s is a Mars of the distant past ..."

The Secret of Sinharat, by Leigh Brackett, with an introduction by Michael Moorcock. Published in December 2007 and featured in our blog post of January 3, 2008. “Enter Eric John Stark, adventurer, rebel, wildman. Raised on the sun-soaked, savage world of Mercury, Stark lives among the people of the civilized solar system, but his veneer of calm masks a warrior’s spirit. In the murderous Martian ..."

Lord of the Spiders (alternate title Blades of Mars), by Michael Moorcock, with an introduction by Roy Thomas. Scheduled to be published in March 2008. “Once more into the matter transmitter for an unforgettable journey to ancient Mars! ... Pulled back to earth on the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Princess Shizala, brilliant physicist Michael Kane must once again journey to the Red ..."

Masters of the Pit (alternate title Barbarians of Mars), by Michael Moorcock, with an introduction by Samuel R. Delany. Scheduled to be published in June 2008. “Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champion returns in the form of Michael Kane, a brilliant Earthman stranded on the treacherous deserts of Ancient Mars! In this sweeping, epic sword-and-planet adventure in the tradition of Edgar Rice ..."

The Swordsman of Mars, by Otis Adelbert Kline, with an introduction by Michael Moorcock. Scheduled to be published in September 2008. “Harry Thorne, outcast scion of a wealthy East Coast family, seeks the greatest adventure of his life. He exchanges bodies with his look-alike, Martian Sheb Takkor, and is transported millions of years into the past to a Mars ..."

No comments: