Wednesday, November 28, 2012

This is Mars! ERB Style

So somewhere in the back of our mind, as Curiosity probes the deserts of the warlord planet, Mars, we cannot help but hope, to cling to the deep desire, that he will find proof that John Carter was telling the truth in his epic story, John Carter of Mars!

Here is the map of the world as he found it, as put together by Oberon Zell. You must read this article in the ERBzine. Its fascinating, noting such things as early renditions of Carter's Mars were done upside down as that is how astronomers mapped Mars. Very cool.

These two maps give you a sample of the bad assert of it all.




post script: I consider John Carter Warlord of Mars to be one of the best yarns ever penned, with I rank Tarzan of the Apes and King Kong; all these are great stories of man's struggle against the primeval world, the clash of emotionally driven civilization with the indifference of nature. Awesome stuff.

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Timothy Brannan said...

Have you seen the maps NASA has put together of Mars with water?

http://timbrannan.blogspot.com/2012/05/oh-places-youll-go.html

I was going to use that as a game world myself someday.

Get Jason Vey to work on a Mars supplement for C&C! That would be awesome.

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