Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Under the Moons of Mars Turns 100

Yep another post for the day, this time commemorating an historic event. It was in February 1912 that Under the Moons of Mars, a sci-fi romance written by writer Norman Bean was first published in the pulp magazine All-Story Weekly and would run for the next five issues. By the end the story would help launch the career of it's writer-Edgar Rice Burroughs, who used the Bean byline out of fear people might think he was off his rocker for writing such a tale-and create a new type of science fiction story that would inspire future writers and filmmakers, including the upcoming movie John Carter. So take a moment to raise a glass in celebration and if you're really curious hit ERBZine for a look at the original magazine (Special thanks to the site The John Carter Files for the heads up).

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