By Edgar Rice Burroughs
A Princess of Mars is a technology delusion novel by way of American author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the 1st of his Barsoom sequence. It used to be first serialized within the pulp journal All-Story journal from February–July, 1912. choked with swordplay and bold feats, the unconventional is taken into account a vintage instance of 20th-century pulp fiction. it's also a seminal example of the planetary romance, a subgenre of technological know-how fable that turned hugely well known within the many years following its book. Its early chapters additionally include components of the Western. the tale is determined on Mars, imagined as a demise planet with a harsh wasteland surroundings. This imaginative and prescient of Mars was once in response to the paintings of the astronomer Percival Lowell, whose principles have been broadly popularized within the past due nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The Barsoom sequence encouraged a couple of recognized 20th-century technology fiction writers, together with Jack Vance, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, and John Norman. The sequence used to be additionally inspirational for lots of scientists within the fields of house exploration and the hunt for extraterrestrial existence, together with Carl Sagan, who learn A Princess of Mars while he used to be a child.
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