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by Edwin L. Arnold

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Author: Edwin L. Arnold
ISBN: 0441062962
Language: English
Category: Science Fiction
Publisher: Ace Books; 1st edition (1964)
Rating: 4.3
Formats: mbr lit azw txt
FB2 size: 1436 kb | EPUB size: 1434 kb | DJVU size: 1829 kb

Original Title: Lieut. Other author's books: Gulliver of Mars.

Original Title: Lieut. It's quite a bit better. As Bernie wrote earlier, it is fantastic, but that doesn't harm it a bit.

Gulliver gets to Mars, and while that may seem exciting, about 30% of the book is over-describing what he sees (which, in the land of Seth, is not that much different than Earth) as well as waiting about because the people of Seth are, well, lazy. However, shortly after Princess Heru is taken away, the book picks up. The narrative turns into a lively adventure, and Gulliver's motives and personality are often witty and hilarious (and only sometimes heroic)

Ace Books reprinted Arnold's Lieut. Gulliver of Mars by Edwin Lester Linden Arnold – Project Gutenberg at gutenberg. Arnold, Edwin L on The Science Fiction Encyclopedia.

Ace Books reprinted Arnold's Lieut. Gullivar Jones: His Vacation in 1964, retitling it Gulliver of Mars. Marvel Comics did a brief comic version of Gullivar of Mars during the early 1970s, possibly as a reaction to DC gaining the rights to publish Burroughs' John Carter during this time. Tuck, Donald H. (1974).

LibriVox recording of Gulliver of Mars, by Edwin L. Arnold. Read by James Christopher

LibriVox recording of Gulliver of Mars, by Edwin L. Read by James Christopher. Wells and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jones' adventures provide an evocative mix of satire and sword-and-planet adventure

The men of Mars are too cowardly, comfortable and indifferent. The only one who isn't is the prince, who sold off the princess out of jealously, the opposite of Jones' wholesome and manly red blood. Making his way by land and sea, Jones tours the Martian environs and befriends its people.

The men of Mars are too cowardly, comfortable and indifferent. Once or twice he even catches himself feeling more sympathy for the brutish, hairy barbarians than for the weak and waifish native peoples of his princess. Still he presses onwards to win her back to her people and his breast.

Download cover art Download CD case insert. Wells and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jones' adventures provide an evocative mix of satire and sword-and-planet adventure.

Gulliver of Mars book. Lieutenant Gulliver Jones, .

Ace Books, 1964. Mass market paperback. Originally published in 1905 as "Lieut. Gulliver Jones: His Vacation," An early interplanetary romance story; in the introduction Richard A Lupoff claims this story as a source for Edgar Rice Burroughs's Barsoom. The provenance is visible in hindsight.
Comments (7)
Tamesya
The writing in the later chapters is deserving of five stars, but the ridiculously slow pacing of the first chapters knocked a star off.

Gulliver gets to Mars, and while that may seem exciting, about 30% of the book is over-describing what he sees (which, in the land of Seth, is not that much different than Earth) as well as waiting about because the people of Seth are, well, lazy.

However, shortly after Princess Heru is taken away, the book picks up. The narrative turns into a lively adventure, and Gulliver's motives and personality are often witty and hilarious (and only sometimes heroic). After that point, the landscapes change as well, and the book gets much more interesting as he ventures across the sea and rivers to lands of ice and ancient forests.

I highly recommend this book, so long as you can force yourself to slog through to the 40% mark. You'll have a hard time putting the book down after that.
Kamick
I read this after having finished Allan Moore's league of extraordinary gentlemen volume 2 and must say I was not disappointed. While this isn't serious literature by any means, it is reminiscent of H.G. Wells "the Time Machine" in style and was altogether an amusing read.
Felolune
This is a whimsical yarn that moves along at a good pace. Varied characters, societies, and landscapes did much to add to the richness of the narrative.
Some readers will find the writing somewhat stilted. To those, I would like to recommend keeping a dictionary close to hand as this read is sure to expand your vocabulary.
I am recommending this work to everyone interested in early science fiction action adventures in the manner of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Rrinel
This is supposed to be the book that directed Edgar Rice Burroughs to place his hero John Carter on Mars. But in this case our hero doesn't measure up to Carter in any sense. However, Arnolds other book, Phra the Phonecian does meet Carters requirements. Legend says ERB used the location from Gulliver, and the hero from Phra to create his series. If so, well, you just have to read the genesis of ERB's world, even if it isn't all that much of a page turner.
Mmsa
Thoroughly enjoyed this little bit of nonsense. I had never heard of it until I saw it on Amazon and read the reviews and how similar it is to Burroughs works. To think that it was written in 1905, wow! The price couldn't have been any better either: free. Thank you to whomever converted it into e-book form.
GODMAX
This was a good book in the classic sci-fi tradition. It is a good read for anyone who likes the sci-fi genre. Read and enjoy!
Garne
The early 20th century wording is different and takes a few pages to get used to. The story line is quaint. Gulliver is very much the navy gentleman of his time. He thinks nothing of going off on his own to rescue the damsel in distress. He faces his foes with bravery and plumb and, of course, rescues the girl. It is not a page turner, but not bad for a purely entertaining novel.
Its a Kindle so delivery is very quick, If you liked John Carter you will like this,overall a good yarn