Sunday, January 18, 2009

Paizo Publishing resurrects Otis Adelbert Kline’s The Outlaws of Mars

After painstaking work, the folks at Paizo Publishing have succeeded in resurrecting from the literary graveyard the original, unabridged version of The Outlaws of Mars, a classic sword-and-planet tale by Otis Adelbert Kline that was first published as a seven-part serial in Argosy magazine in 1933 and 1934. According to James Sutter, the editor of Paizo's Planet Stories series, Kline's novel has “sword-swinging adventure on other worlds with strange creatures, bizarre cultures, scantily-clad princesses, and two-fisted plot advancement on every page.” Paizo's reprint of The Outlaws of Mars goes on sale next month, February 2009.

Meanwhile, check out this cool tattered cover of the November 25, 1933, issue of Argosy magazine, pictured above.


Crotchety Old Fan said...

don't forget about the sequel Swordsman...

If you'd like a scan - no prob.

Great site - look for your review over on mine

Paul said...

Thanks for the kind words. I read the Paizo reprint of The Swordsman of Mars and really enjoyed it. Can hardly wait the Brackett reprint that's coming down the canal!