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Llana of Gathol by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Llana of Gathol (1948)

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Series: Barsoom (10)

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Formulaic, typical of the genre in the early SF days ( )
  jamespurcell | Oct 1, 2014 |
Not really a 4 star book unless you really like ERB & the Barsoom series. This is one of the best in that series. ( )
  jimmaclachlan | Aug 18, 2014 |
This is a patchup of 4 pulp novelettes with the connecting link that John Carter is trying to get home to Helium. During the odyssey, he battles pirates, invisible men, yellow men, and warriors of every city he visits. The individual stories are better than the whole. The long awited final battle is covered in a couple paragraphs and is anti-climactic at best.
If read as an individual story, it's pretty good. If you're doing a chronological reading of the Barsoom series, by the time you reach Llana of Gathol, you're tired of the formula. ( )
  Leischen | Oct 7, 2013 |
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  librisissimo | Apr 24, 2009 |
Actually four related short stories combined in a serial novel. LLana is basically window-dressing; as always, the story is about John Carter. The content is basically a clone of the earlier books, with little new substance. However, sometimes you just want to read about a hero or two. ( )
  librisissimo | Apr 24, 2009 |
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D'Achille, GinoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Lanikai is a district, a beach, a Post Office, and a grocery store.
No matter how instinctively gregarious one may be there are times when one longs for solitude.
Pan Dan Chee is a nice fellow, and I was sure he would give a good account of himself when the opportunity arose. She [Llana] didn't have to treat him as though he were scum. But then, women have their own ways. As a rule they are unpleasant ways, but they seem the proper ways to win men; so I suppose they must be all right.
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The Mad Conqueror

Out of Barsoom's frozen north an army descended to pillage the red planet's proudsest cities. their crazed leader, the brutal Hin Abtol, stole the woman he craved.
That was Hin Abtol;s fatal mistake - for Llana of Gathol was blood kin to John Carter, Warlord of Mars.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345278437, Mass Market Paperback)

Llana of Gathol is an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the tenth of his famous Barsoom series. It consists of four stories that were originally published in Amazing Stories. It is the penultimate book in the Barsoom series and the last to be published during Burroughs's lifetime.

The stories in Llana of Gathol have a somewhat more humorous tone than earlier entries of the Barsoom series, and this book is considered to be an example of Edgar Rice Burroughs engaging in self-parody late in his career.

"The Ancient Dead", originally "The City of Mummies"
"The Black Pirates of Barsoom", originally "Black Pirates of Barsoom"
"Escape on Mars", originally "Yellow Men of Mars"
"Invisible Men of Mars"

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"Llano of Gathol" is a collection of four novellas written in the Martian series of Edgar Rice Burroughs which was written for Amazing Stories in 1941. Llano, the daughter of Gahan of Gothol, is the perfect damsel in distress. "The Llano of Gathol" consists of four stories. First "The Ancient Dead" (originally "The City of Mummies") followed by "The Black Pirates of Barsoom", "Escape on Mars" and finally "Invisible Men of Mars". The four books in this series is truly comprised of parody and satire. These books are a good laugh with many futuristic encounters and wild characters.… (more)

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