Good point, Don.
I should have specified that the John Carter books were set in
post-apocalyptic Mars, suggesting that Barsoom civilizations had peaked,
than fallen into their twilight centuries before Carter was transported
into their midst.
From: [log in to unmask](<[log in to unmask]>) Date: Mon, Jan 5, 2009,
11:30am To: [log in to unmask] (Science Fiction and Fantasy Listserv) Cc:
[log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Fasten Your Seatbelts
Only a handful of Burroughs' books were set in the future - the two moon
novels and a couple of others. And the green men on Mars weren't little.
---- [log in to unmask] wrote:
Weren't the Barsoom books, despite their exotic romantic swashbuckery,
set in a post-apocalyptic Mars whose civilizations were in decline and
whose very survival depended on eroding technology?
From: [log in to unmask](David Chessler) Date: Sun, Jan 4, 2009,
To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Fasten Your Seatbelts -
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Fasten Your Seatbelts
We could be headed for a great adventure. Or apocalypse. Either way,
we're in for a wild ride.
By Annalee Newitz
Meanwhile, a pulp writer from Chicago named Edgar Rice Burroughs was
concocting stories about a soldier who wakes up one morning in a
miraculous, futuristic world full of lost cities, advanced technologies
and little green men.