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  Barsoom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Barsoom is a fictional version of the planet Mars invented by author Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories.
While Burroughs' Barsoom tales never aspired to being anything other than exciting escapism, his vision of Mars was loosely inspired by astronomical speculation of the time, especially that of Percival Lowell, that pictured the planet as a formerly Earthlike world now becoming less hospitable to life.
Some of these are effectively lost cities, permitting Burroughs to utilize Barsoom as a stage for the same kind of lost race yarns he favored in earthly settings.
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 ERBzine 1498: Barsoom, History Before The Warlord
Barsoom's seeming prosperity, despite the withering of the oceans, would be the planet literally eating its seed corn, a one way process.
On Barsoom, it first hit the Green Men of the Highlands, then devastated the Okars of the north, moved south to disrupt the First Born and Orovars of the lowlands and coasts, and then crossed the equator to finally destroy the Orovars of Hellas.
The sea of Torquas in the Hellas basin was the deepest on Barsoom, and surrounded by highlands.
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 ERBmania! - Barsoom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Not shown in the Barsoom series is the mental anguish that all soldiers endure to be victorious.
Barsoom ranks numero uno re: murder and mayhem with the "eternal war" on Poloda as a close second.
The best and the worst of humankind--for the attributes of all the characters of Barsoom are human and the motivations which govern their actions are all-too-human as well.
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 Learn more about Barsoom in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The technology of the tales runs the gamut from dueling sabers to ray guns and aircraft, with the discovery of powerful ancient devices or research into the development of new ones often a plot device.
Although loosely inspired by astronomical speculation of the time that pictured Mars as a formerly-Earthlike world now becoming more inhospitable to life, Burroughs' Barsoom tales never pretended to be anything other than exciting escapism.
Barsoom is also directly referenced in Robert A Heinlein's novel The Number of the Beast.
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 John Carter (character) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On Mars, which its natives call Barsoom, Carter encounters both formidable alien creatures resembling the beasts of ancient myth and various humanoids and finds his true calling in life as a warrior-savior of the planet's inhabitants.
Again, Carter's apparent demise is not a true death; rather, he is restored to Barsoom, where after more adventures he rises to the position of Warlord of Mars.
He afterwards returns to Earth on a number of occasions to relate his adventures to his nephew (Burroughs), revealing that he has mastered the process of astral travel between the two worlds.
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 Barsoom mp3 downloads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Barsoom Incubus The Warlord of Mars The Legends of Mars.
Barsoom Falling of the Issas, Sean Paul The Ruins The Warlord of Mars.
Barsoom Halls of Helium Falling of the Issas, The Warlord of Mars The Tharks.
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 Barsoom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The technology of the tales the gamut from dueling sabers to ray and aircraft with the discovery of powerful devices or research into the development of ones often a plot device.
Although loosely inspired by astronomical speculation of the time that pictured as a formerly- Earthlike world now becoming more inhospitable to Burroughs' Barsoom tales never pretended to be other than exciting escapism.
Barsoom is also directly in Robert A Heinlein 's novel The Number of the Beast.
www.freeglossary.com /Barsoom   (667 words)

  
 The Vanishing Martian
Barsoom was far from a desert world, however.
At least in Princess of Mars, Burroughs' first Barsoom book, the dominant civilizations were the red men (near-humans with red skin) and the green men (15 feet tall with four arms and big tusks).
Thanks to the exotic science of the red martians, Barsoom managed to hold its ground against the forces of planetary entropy and extinction.
www.space.com /sciencefiction/mars_three_visions_991130.html   (1465 words)

  
 Edgar Rice Burroughs | Barsoom WorldFAQ | An Introduce to ERB's Barsoom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Quick Reference Barsoom is Edgar Rice Burroughs' science fantasy world of John Carter, an Earthman who is miraculously immortal and able to travel instantaneously from Earth to Mars and back again.
The dominant races of Barsoom are humanoids but they differ from us biologically in that they lay eggs (being oviporous) in their reproductive processes.
The Orovars dwindled but a few survived in three groups: the Therns, who also settled in the southern polar area, the Orovars of Horz (the ancient capitol of their world-spanning empire), and the Lotharians, a small group of men who built a new city of Lothar in a hidden valley.
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 Forever Young: 'A Princess of Mars' Still Beckons
In 1912, when Burroughs churned out his first Barsoom adventures as a serial for All-Story Magazine, the idea of an alien civilization on Mars was commonly accepted, while protagonist John Carter's method of disembodied interplanetary transport was only slightly more dubious.
Once Carter gets to Barsoom, his life is a cavalcade of duels, horrible monsters and pitched battles.
Barsoom is long gone from the realm of possibility, as much a fantasy as Oz or Neverland.
www.space.com /sciencefiction/books/barsoom_991203.html   (710 words)

  
 ERBzine 1404: H. G. Wells' Barsoom! by Den Valdron
Besides, on Barsoom, the Valles Marinis is well established as being the site of the Toonolian Marshes for over half its length, and as identified broken canyons and forest areas for the balance, the whole area being well colonized by red man city states, so there’s no room for Wells' Martians there.
This area is in a largely unexplored portion of Barsoom, the impenetrable and barren Tharsis highland acts as a barrier to exploration from the east, and the western cliffs would also act to conceal it.
As Barsoom began its long decline, and the seas vanished, it appears that the big heads and flyers left the shadow of Tharsis, whose environment had begun to deteriorate, and moved to a sheltered valley adjacent one of the former seas.
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 Galactic Phrasebook Look Up at MrKlingon.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
[BARSOOM] ----- ***** Gur Tus Dwar of the Tenth Utan.
[BARSOOM] ----- ***** Tardos Mors Grandfather of Dejah Thoris and Jeddak of Helium.
[BARSOOM] ----- ***** Zat Arras Jed of Zodanga.
www.tc.umn.edu /~joela/cgi-bin/gpr.cgi?language=English&eng=barsoom   (1721 words)

  
 Barsoom
The technology of the tales runsthe gamut from dueling sabers to ray guns and aircraft, with the discovery of powerful ancient devices or research into thedevelopment of new ones often a plot device.
Although loosely inspired by astronomical speculation of the time thatpictured Mars as a formerly- Earthlike world now becoming more inhospitable to life,Burroughs' Barsoom tales never pretended to be anything other than exciting escapism.
Barsoom is also directly referenced in Robert A Heinlein 's novel The Number of the Beast.
www.therfcc.org /barsoom-31802.html   (276 words)

  
 Maps of Barsoom
The locations are based exclusively on research done by David Bruce Bozarth, and his data are available at his Barsoom Glossary website.
Thus, where in the Juxtaposition II series of maps we have Mars with fictional cities, in Juxtaposition IIIthe Marshes of Toonol blight the landscape of the Tharsis Plateau.
This is the Barsoom of the John Carter Era (J.C.E.).
www.geocities.com /area51/dreamworld/6532/barsoom/world_files/maps.html   (403 words)

  
 Barsoom, Page 1
Their warriors are generally among the finest warriors on Barsoom and are known as the "Black Pirates" for their practice of raiding the Holy Therns.
As a rule, these wandering souls are warriors, to whom the appeal of Mars as a sort of Patron has a special meaning, and they have thus been blessed by their relocation to a world which still holds honor and martial spirit in high standing.
This arrogant race consider themselves to be demigods of sorts, servants to the Goddess Issus, and they have appointed themselves as priests and guardians of all Barsoom.
www.geocities.com /Area51/Nebula/5413/barsoom_a.html   (1708 words)

  
 Barsoom
A form of teleportation mysteriously transports him to the planet Barsoom, where he encounters both formidable alien creatures resembling the beasts of ancient myth and various humanoids.
Sprague de Camp's story "Sir Harold of Zodanga" Barsoom is recast as a parallel world visited by his dimension-hopping hero Harold Shea.
DC Comics published John Carter as a backup feature in its Tarzan series, issues 207 - 209, after which it was moved to Weird Worlds, sharing main feature status alongside an adaptation of Burroughs' "Pellucidar" stories in issues 1 - 7; it again became a backup feature in Tarzan Family 62 - 64.
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On the other hand my reputation as a fighting man might be sufficient to pass me by these two were their livers not of the right complexion to welcome a battle to the death.
These same lamps may have been doing continuous duty in these subterranean chambers for ages, since they require no attention and are so compounded that they give off but the minutest of their substance in the generation of years of luminosity.
These were the only reptiles I had ever seen upon Barsoom, but I knew from their similarity to the fossilized remains of supposedly extinct species I had seen in the museums of Helium that they comprised many of the known prehistoric reptilian genera, as well as others undiscovered.
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 Definition of Barsoom
In 1911, Edgar Rice Burroughs, now best known as the creator of the character Tarzan, began his writing career with A Princess of Mars, a rousing tale of pulp adventure on the planet Barsoom or Mars.
The novel tells of earthman John Carter who is mysteriously transported to the planet Barsoom (through a form of teleportation), and encounters both formidable alien creatures resembling the beasts of ancient myth and various humanoids.
The John Carter books enjoyed another wave of popularity in the 1970s, with Vietnam War veterans who said they could identify with Carter, fighting in a war on another planet.
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 SF Reviews The Barsoom Project by Larry Niven and Stephen Barnes
The Dream Park company is attempting to generate financial interest in a real Barsoom Project, a real Mars expedition.
There is no other significant use made of her character that couldn't have been more conveniently supplied by one of the other protagonists or not supplied at all if Niven and Barnes had more wisely decided not to write this awful book.
And it should not be entitled "The Barsoom Project".
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 OEDILF - Word Lookup
The wanderer is of course Carthoris, beloved only son of John Carter, warlord of Mars (bar-SOOM), and his incomparable princess, the raven-haired, red-skinned, habitually nude Dejah Thoris—all three starring in the 11-book Barsoom series of Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875—1950), for which see Barsoom; and for the next installment, Barsoom.
Both types go naked except for ornaments and weapons harness; "no male or female Martian is ever voluntarily without a weapon of destruction." Zoons is an archaic spelling and pronounciation of the already archaic "zounds," appropriate to a distant, dying world of cape-and-sword romance.
For the lady's hopes of rescue, Barsoom; for the achievement of her subcreator ERB, Barsoom.
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 Jay Reynolds Freeman; Visions of Lost Barsoom
Saucer fans and tabloid readers wondered if the Legions of Barsoom were trying to keep up with us Earthlings in the nuclear arms race.
One could almost still believe in Barsoom then, for the best views of Mars we Earthlings had had were much like the view through my big Maksutov now.
Somewhere in another plane of existence, laughing ghosts of Barsoom walk the Martian night by the side of a great canal, whose softly lapping waters dance in the pale light of two tiny moons.
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 ERBzine 0248: St. John Images of Barsoom I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The only real fear of attack are from the green Martians or some demented red man, as all Barsoomians realize that the very existence of every form of life on Mars is dependent upon the uninterrupted working of this plant.
between powerful air fleets took place on Barsoom long before the importance of airpower in war was accepted on Earth.
This lightweight weapon has a wood stock - a rare material on Barsoom - and a long metal barrel composed of a specially tempered alloy of aluminum and steel.
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 Chapter XIV - The Barsoom! - The Moon Maid - Edgar Rice Burroughs, Book, etext
The Barsoom was cruising slowly along a line that would cross ours before we could reach the shore, but I hoped that they would sight us and investigate.
That was the best that we could do, and finally, try though we would, I realized that we should be too late to intercept her and that unless they saw us and changed their course, we should not come close enough to hail them.
Nah-ee-lah trailed far behind, for if either of us could reach The Barsoom in time we should both be saved, and I could fly faster than Nah-ee-lah; otherwise, I should never have separated myself from her by so much as a hundred yards.
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 A Princess of Mars - Chapter 27 - Edgar Rice Burroughs - Read Print
It would take months to penetrate those mighty walls, in fact the work has already commenced, and there would be little to fear were the engine of the pumping plant to run as it should and as they all have for hundreds of years now; but the worst, we fear, has happened.
Toward the middle of the day many of the weaker commenced to succumb and within an hour the people of Barsoom were sinking by thousands into the unconsciousness which precedes death by asphyxiation.
He did not wait to question, but in an instant a guard was racing to the nearest dock and though the air was thin and almost gone at the rooftop they managed to launch the fastest one-man, air-scout machine that the skill of Barsoom had ever produced.
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 Galactic Phrasebook Look Up at MrKlingon.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The head bears a slight resemblance to that of a frog, except that the jaws are equipped with three rows of long, sharp tusks.
[BARSOOM] ----- ***** Kab Kadja Jeddak of the Warhoons of the south.
[BARSOOM] ----- ***** Kaol A Martian kingdom in the eastern hemisphere.
www.tc.umn.edu /~joela/cgi-bin/gpr.cgi?language=English&eng=barsoom   (1721 words)

  
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This is because the navy's of Barsoom are air navy's...true watercraft are few and not significnt.
The Black Pirates (Dark Blue) of Barsoom have a highly defensible position in an underground volcano/sea and are usually the hardest positions to take.
This is not a balanced scenario, it is a survival scenario for Red and it will be tougher for him to conquor the world.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/ghek_the_kaldane/barsoom.txt   (1449 words)

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