Thursday, August 28, 2008

Forthcoming: Unabridged Reprint of the Classic The Swordsman of Mars by Otis Adelbert Kline

Paizo Publishing’s blog has posted a neat snippet from its forthcoming September 2008 unabridged reprint of The Swordsman of Mars (1933), by Otis Adelbert Kline.

As James Sutter, Planet Stories series editor for Paizo, writes, Otis A. Kline is “a forgotten master in the Edgar Rice Burroughs tradition, who set precedents both through his own work and as a member of the Weird Tales editorial staff (not to mention as the literary agent for Conan creator Robert E. Howard).”

With an introduction by Michael Moorcock, “This is the first complete edition of The Swordsman of Mars published since the story's original appearance in Argosy Magazine in 1933. Popular editions released in the 1960s featured viciously cut prose in order to fit the story into a standard novel format.”

In a blog post back on August 12, 2008, Sutter discussed how The Swordsman of Mars ties into the overall idea of Paizo’s Planet Stories series.

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