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A Fighting Man Of Mars

Auhtor: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Language: english
Published: 1930

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction
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Review by Chandler, October 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Fighting Man Of Mars':

A Fighting Man of Mars is an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel the seventh of his famous Barsoom series. Burroughs began writing it on February 28 1929 and the finished story was first published in Blue Book Magazine as a six-part serial in the issues for April to September 1930. It was later published as a complete novel by Metropolitan in May 1931.The story is purportedly relayed back to earth via the Gridley Wave a sort of super radio frequency previously introduced in Tanar of Pellucidar the third of Burroughs Pellucidar novels which thus provides a link between the two series. The story-teller is Ulysses Paxton protagonist of the previous novel The Master Mind of Mars but this story is not about him rather it is the tale of Tan Hadron of Hastor a lowly poor padwar (a low-ranking officer) who is in love with the beautiful haughty Sanoma Tora daughter of Tor Hatan a minor but rich noble. As he is only a padwar Sanoma spurns him. Then Sanoma Tora is kidnapped and the novel moves into high gear.(From Wikipedia)

Excerpts from the Book 'A Fighting Man Of Mars':


... of his confidences, so that I was fully aware that while he hoped to establish communication with Pellucidar he was also reaching out toward an even ...
... 2 BROUGHT DOWN As I approached the warlord's palace I saw signs of activity unusual for that hour of the night. Fliers were arriving and departing, ...
... all green men, there are few whose cruel natures and bloody exploits have horrified the minds of red men to such an extent as have the green hordes ...
... four sides. Three sides terminated at the roof of the building a hundred and fifty feet below me, while the fourth extended to the pavement of the courtyard ...
... which is the first and always ready sign of their easily aroused anger, I knew that I should have their riders upon me in no time, since because of ...
... alarms had ceased and the ships were circling silently about us. Again I hailed a nearby ship. Do not fire, I shouted we are friends. Friends ...
... knowing that I suffer. Still, I wish I might know beforehand what it is like that I might better be prepared to meet it. Let us not depress our thoughts ...
... the worst that they could accord us. Have you anything to say? demanded Yo Seno. We still live I exclaimed, and laughed in his face. Before long ...
... at what moment we might be confronted by some new menace in the form of man or beast. Presently we saw ahead of us what appeared to be an opening in ...
... between the peripheries of two concentric circles. The narrow end of the room curved inward, the wider end outward. In the latter was a single, grated ...
... we waited Nur An ready to slip the knot that held the rope around the tower beneath the eaves and I, upon the opposite side, with Sharu's sharp dagger ...
... pass around any object which is coated with the compound. When I first started to apply the compound to The Flying Death, your line of vision was ...
... neither. I joyed in the thought that I was rushing to the service of a friend and I knew in the most innermost recesses of my heart that of the ...
... it might mean also life and happiness for Tavia-and of course for Sanoma Tora. A patrol boat coming diagonally from below was almost upon me as I drew ...
... courtiers. As Tul Axtar lowered his great bulk into the throne, he signalled for the women in the room to be seated. Then he spoke in a low voice to ...
... I was there. It was from there that I followed you here. When can you take me away? she asked. Very quickly now, I replied. I am afraid that it ...
... we are able to procure it, which doubtless greatly assists us in controlling the cravings of our appetite. After considerable search we found a deep and ...
... said, a number of Tul Axtar's battleships will move slowly toward the Helium line beneath signals of surrender. Their crews will have been destroyed. ...
... are coming! he cried in a voice of terror. They will tear me to pieces. Who is coming? I demanded. The people, he said. They have forced the gates ...
... am going to save a world, Nur An, I said. Then he fell to and helped me and when they were all collected in a pile at the far end of the laboratory, ...