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What's your favorite novel and why is it A Princess of Mars?
>badass confederate veteran accidentally finds a portal to Mars while fleeing merciless Indian savages
>uses courage and strength to win respect from giant Martian barbarians
>go on a quest to save a princess and the world
>later fight a conspiracy by an ethnic minority to enslave the world with a religious hoax (oy vey)

>able to leap small buildings with a single bound

>first appearance of orcs
>possibly the most influential sci-fi/fantasy novel

A Princess of Mars http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62
The Gods of Mars http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64
Warlord of Mars http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/68
The later sequels aren't that good tbh.


wtf that sounds awesome


I've read a lot of HG Well's stuff which was around the turn of the century and i liked most of it– think my least favorite of his was "First Men in the Moon". Think i'd like this? How does it compare to those works


man this thread is LIT


i dont like that stop that immediately


I like to read technical manuals and service manuals for cars I'm interested in or own. It's really interesting. I have the Bentley manual for my old BMW and I've been reading about the transmission in it because I'm thinking about getting another one in auto and swapping it to manual.


>makes thread
>doesn't even answer any of the questions in it


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Ignore the landwhales, this book is the shit


the fuck is OP he never answered my questions


Sorry, forgot about this on the weekend and went to bed early Monday.

Just read about 1/4 of The Time Machine and I've read The War of the Worlds before.
Both (authors) are in first person and very narrated which seems common for the time.

Burroughs writes more of a story and has stronger characters. Any sci-fi ideas are secondary to the story, basically it is more like Tolkien or Star Wars (fantasy). Any analogy to real society, if there is one, seems accidental, or maybe any story that's realistic about human nature can be analogized to society without the author trying.

With Wells it seems like the only reason for the story is to see "What if X…" What would humanity be like after millennia of evolution, what would happen if alien biological life invaded, etc.

Skimming over The First Men in the Moon, that looks a lot more similar, but so do The Island of Doctor Moreau and The Invisible Man.


i have to read gay non fiction shit for one of my joke gen ed classes


Friendly reminder: if it's not true, it's fiction.


like i said. i have to read gay non fiction shit for one of my joke gen ed classses


I really like the Honor Harrington series


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These are probably my favorites

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