Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Otis Adelbert Kline and Edgar Rice Burroughs, the Dueling Writers of Mars

Christopher Carey, editor of Pazio Publishing’s Planet Stories series, has a great post on Pazio’s blog about Otis Adelbert Kline and Edgar Rice Burroughs, “The Dueling Writers of Mars!

Drawing upon his memories as a youth and perspective as an editor, Carey makes a compelling case for purchasing Paizo’s recent unabridged reprint of Kline’s The Swordsman of Mars (1933, 2008).

Critic Fábio Fernandes also has much to say about the dueling writers of Mars in his review of Kline’s The Swordsman of Mars, posted on the blog Fantasy Book Critic.

While I’m not in a position to compare and contrast Kline to Burroughs, I agree that The Swordsman of Mars is worth reading. I bought the book a few weeks ago and was not disappointed. With a lengthy and insightful introduction by Michael Moorcock, Kline's novel is solid pulp and should appeal to all fans of old school sci-fi.

Looking forward to Paizo’s forthcoming unabridged reprint of Otis Adelbert Kline’s The Outlaws of Mars (1933), scheduled to be published in February 2009.

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