Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Review of Michael Moorcock’s 1965 ERB-inspired novel Barbarians of Mars

Dr. Hermes, a fan who enjoys “classic pulp, comics, movies, paperbacks and babes of yore,” has a scathing review of Barbarians of Mars (1965), the third novel in a trilogy written by British science fiction and fantasy author Michael Moorcock as a homage to the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Dr. Hermes concludes that “with all the one sentence paragraphs, heavy-handed explanations and minimal vocabulary, it [Barbarians of Mars] reads very much like an attempt to write a Barsoom story for grade school children.”

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