Thursday, November 14, 2013

On Science Fiction Edgar Rice Burroughs And Lords Of Mars - Arvid Nelson

"NC: You’ve cited Robert E. Howard as a literary influence–does the same hold true for Edgar Rice Burroughs?

AN: Absolutely. Burroughs was constantly bursting with ideas and creative energy. Each successive Mars novel is like delving into a new world all over again. But it’s more than that – Burroughs is a great storyteller. He knows how to keep you reading, page after page. He ends chapters brilliantly. He lures you into complacency with what you think is going to be a tired, reheated plot cliché… and then he utterly defies your expectations. There are very interesting, satisfying and complete arcs for his secondary characters – Xodar and Phaidor, for instance. Reading the novels a second time was especially educational for me."


3.5 out of 5

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/11/05/arvid-nelson-on-science-fiction-edgar-rice-burroughs-and-warlords-of-mars/

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