Sunday, January 4, 2009

Editor Annalee Newitz of the blog io9 writes about Barsoom in The Washington Post

Annalee Newitz, editor of the stellar science fiction blog io9, has written a fascinating feature titled
Fasten Your Seatbelts” for the Sunday, January 4, 2009, issue of The Washington Post. Focusing on
“how people have imagined the future during difficult periods in history (including our own),” Newitz discusses Star Trek, Terminator, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, Robert Heinlein, and Ray Bradbury, as well as a pulp writer from Chicago named Edgar Rice Burroughs. Check it out but disregard the newspaper's picture of
U.S. Representative John Carter (R-Texas), as the real John Carter of Mars is a gentleman from Virginia!

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