The Swordsman of Mars

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  • Title: The Swordsman of Mars
  • Author: Otis Adelbert Kline
  • ISBN: 9781601251053
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback
The Swordsman of Mars

The Swordsman of Mars Best Read || [Otis Adelbert Kline], The Swordsman of Mars, Otis Adelbert Kline, The Swordsman of Mars In Swordsman of Mars Harry Thorne outcast scion of a wealthy East Coast family seeks the greatest adventure of his life He exchanges bodies with his look alike Martian Sheb Takkor and is transported millions of years into the past to a Mars peopled with mighty warriors beautiful women and fearsome beasts Sheb Takkor a great swordsman in his own right must fightIn Swo The Swordsman of Mars Best Read || [Otis Adelbert Kline] - The Swordsman of Mars, The Swordsman of Mars In Swordsman of Mars Harry Thorne outcast scion of a wealthy East Coast family seeks the greatest adventure of his life He exchanges bodies with his look alike Martian Sheb Takkor and is transpor

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The Swordsman of Mars

About “Otis Adelbert Kline

  • Otis Adelbert Kline

    A popular pulp era writer who served on the original Weird Tales editorial staff appeared frequently in the magazine s early issues, Kline is perhaps best known for his novelistic feud with Edgar Rice Burroughs He wrote Planet of Peril 1929 and two other novels set on the planet Venus and written in the storytelling form of the John Carter of Mars novels, prompting Burroughs to write his own stories set on Venus In return, Kline wrote two novels set on Mars, as well as several jungle adventurers quite reminiscent of Burroughs s Tarzan.In the mid 1930s Kline largely abandoned writing to concentrate on his career as a literary agent most famously for fellow Weird Tales author Robert E Howard, pioneer sword and sorcery writer and creator of Conan the Barbarian Kline represented Howard from the Spring of 1933 until Howard s death in June 1936, and continued to act as literary agent for Howard s estate thereafter.



301 thoughts on “The Swordsman of Mars

  • The first in Otis Adelbert Kline s two book Martian series Sword and Planet like Burroughs, but not as imaginative, I thought Still, good reading.I have two versions of this, the old Ace edtion and a facsimile edition from James Van Hise.


  • A twist of fate put me in a position to compare the 1960 Ace edition Complete Unabridged and the 2007 Planet Stories edition, which has the original text from its 1933 serial appearance in Argosy Magazine While I preferred the appearance and vintage charm of the Ace edition, its contents compare unfavorably The opening had been rewritten to bring it into the later decade, in the forms of a reference to Korea and a lampshade hung on known scientific facts of the day, and the text itself had recei [...]


  • Ah, there s nothing like a good unapologetic planetary romance I read the ACE edition, which invites comparison between Otis Adelbert Kline and Edgar Rice Burroughs On reading the book, I can see why Kline was considered serious competition for Burroughs The Swordsman of Mars is than a Barsoom clone, though, it is very much it s own thing Like Burroughs himself, Kline draws on various adventure and fantasy tropes and applies them for maximum effect Our hero is a man on Earth in present day 30s [...]


  • Wer w rde bei dieser Damsel in Distress nicht auf den Mars wollen, um eine helfende Hand zu reichen Es hei t, dass Otis Adelbert Kline der einzige Autor sei, der den Anspruch erheben d rfe, eine Konkurrenz zu Edgar Rice Burroughs zu sein.SWORDSMAN OF MARS ist eine kr ftige Anleihe an ERBs A PRINCESS OF MARS um nicht des b se Wort Plagiat zu bem hen, dass bei den Pulps ohnehin kaum Sinn macht , allerdings lange nicht so unterhaltsam Auch wenn sicherlich niemand ERB als gro en Stilisten bezeichnen [...]


  • A post at Fantasy Book Critic really raved about this book Because I like the sci fi fantasy from that era, I marked it to read so I wouldn t forget about it.



  • The story of Harry Thorne, outcast scion of a wealthy East Coast family, who agrees to swap bodies with a Martian noble, thrusting him into a fierce and vibrant world of strange beasts and stranger people, where a man s future is determined by the strength of his sword arm Tasked with tracking down and neutralizing another Earthman before he establishes a corrupt empire, and trapped between the love of two beautiful and dangerous women, will Harry Thorne wind up a slave in the dolorous baridium [...]


  • Kline has an interesting take on the Mars and action adventure genre His Mars seems swampy than Burroughs, and his Ulfa elves are a parallel to our faerie folk of tradition His ancient history of how the moon became a satellite of Earth, how peoples mixed and interacted in the bad old days before the current age of barbaric splendour, is really a rival to Burroughs best who left much unsaid in his own works are told in a terse, unadorned style, which speak to me something of the midwest The pro [...]


  • For those of you like me who have run out of Edgar Rice Burroughs Kline is the next obvious step the style is so similar it could almost BE ERB ERB has a fighting man of mars and swords of mars very similar titles TSOM is a lightening paced pulp science fantasy novel with everything from disintegrator rays a cold energy decreasing interrotating green ray , fairies ulfs giant birds and bats, princesses and evil tyrants At times its a little too fast and you fear that scenes have been missed out b [...]


  • The Swordsman of Mars by Otis Adelbert Kline was the first novel I ever read I read it under the bedcovers by flashlight, while hiding it inside my desk in Mrs Loos s 4th grade class, and while riding my bicycle home from Glenmoor Elementary School It didn t just capture my imagination, it created it As a ten year old boy, I became a better swordsman than Zorro, rode giant birds into battle in the red skys of Mars, saved the rebellion and fell in love with the leader s strangely attractive daugh [...]


  • Great sword and planet story in the vein of Edgar Rice Burroughs Better in some ways because it doesn t follow the Burroughs formula present in so many of his stories This book is also enjoyable because with some wiggling and reading of Den Valdron s blogs, this book actually can fit into Burroughs Barsoom series.Kline is a classic of his era.


  • This pulpy sword and planet tale is a swift, action packed read The world is vivid, the dangers menacing But I think it suffers slightly from its generic lead character While serviceable, he likes the inherent nobility of John Carter, the roguish craft of Eric John Stark, or the primal atavism of Esau Cairn.


  • Not as good as ERB, and I probably should only give it a 3 rating, but I just enjoyed it too much Call it a guilty pleasure I liked it in spite of itself I wish had a separate category for the genre of planetary romance or sword and planet , as they are my favorite type of story Even than zombies.


  • Not a bad story but also not a great one either It is extremely fast paced so much so that it felt like there was stuff missing There was a number of errors in the wording that made me actually stop and reread them a number of times, this to me seriously detracts from a story The world he was creating in the story had a great deal of potential to be built upon though.



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