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Edited by John Joseph Adams • Foreword by Tamora Pierce • Glossary by Richard A. Lupoff


Peter S. Beagle

Tobias S. Buckell

Chris Claremont

Theodora Goss

Austin Grossman

David Barr Kirtley

Joe R. Lansdale

Jonathan Maberry

L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

Garth Nix

S. M. Stirling

Catherynne M. Valente

Genevieve Valentine

Robin Wasserman


Daren Bader

Jeremy Bastian

Jeff Carlisle

Mike Cavallaro

Molly Crabapple

Tom Daly

Meinert Hansen

Michael Wm Kaluta

Gregory Manchess

John Picacio

Misako Rocks!

Joe Sutphin

Charles Vess

Chrissie Zullo

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DGAR RICE BURROUGHS’S classic stories of John Carter’s adventures on Mars have thrilled and compelled readers for a century. Now acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams brings you fourteen all-new escapades from some of today’s most adventurous talent, including Garth Nix, Jonathan Maberry, Robin Wasserman, Peter S. Beagle, and many more. These stories are illustrated by Michael Wm Kaluta, Molly Crabapple, and others, with a foreword by Tamora Pierce and a glossary of Martian terms by Richard A. Lupoff.

Within these pages lurk an encounter with the terrifying Metal Men of Mars, a glimpse into the workings of the savage Thark culture, and a game of human chess—with deadly consequences. Daring readers will meet old friends, bitter enemies, and begrudging allies, as well as heroes of breathtaking bravery. The red planet contains a multitude of adventures, and at long last, here are fourteen new ones that are sure to delight.

In honor of the one hundredth anniversary of the publication of
A Princess of Mars
, this collection of brand-new stories will thrill old fans and enchant new readers.

is the bestselling editor of many anthologies, such as
The Living Dead
The Living Dead 2
By Blood We Live
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Brave New Worlds
The Way of the Wizard
, and
Lightspeed: Year One
. Forthcoming anthologies include
The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination
. Barnes & Noble named him “the reigning king of the anthology world,” and in 2011 he was nominated for two Hugo Awards and two World Fantasy Awards. He is also the editor of
magazine and is the cohost of
The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy
podcast, which airs on
. John lives in California. Learn more at

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Jacket illustration copyright © 2012 by Mark Zug

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This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real locales are
used fictitiously. Other names, characters, places, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination,
and any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Title page illustration copyright © 2012 by Mark Zug. • Foreword copyright © 2012 by Tamora Pierce. • Introduction and compilation copyright © 2012 by John Joseph Adams. • “The Metal Men of Mars” copyright © 2012 by Joe R. Lansdale. Illustration copyright © 2012 by Gregory Manchess. •“Three Deaths” copyright © 2012 by David Barr Kirtley. Illustration copyright © 2012 by Charles Vess. • “The Ape-Man of Mars” copyright © 2012 by Avicenna Development Corporation. Illustration copyright © 2012 by Jeremy A. Bastian. • “A Tinker of Warhoon” copyright © 2012 by Tobias S. Buckell. Illustration copyright © 2012 by Chrissie Zullo. • “Vengeance of Mars” copyright © 2012 by Robin Wasserman. Illustration copyright © 2012 by Misako Rocks! • “Woola’s Song” copyright © 2012 by Theodora Goss. Illustration copyright © 2012 by Joe Sutphin. • “The River Gods of Mars” copyright © 2012 by Austin Grossman. Illustration copyright © 2012 by Meinert Hansen. • “The Bronze Man of Mars” copyright © 2012 by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Illustration copyright © 2012 by Tom Daly. • “A Game of Mars” copyright © 2012 by Genevieve Valentine. Illustration copyright © 2012 by Molly Crabapple. • “A Sidekick of Mars” copyright © 2012 by Garth Nix. Illustration copyright © 2012 by Mike Cavallaro. • “The Ghost That Haunts the Superstition Mountains” copyright © 2012 by ClearMountain Creatives LLC. Illustration copyright © 2012 by John Picacio. • “The Jasoom Project” copyright © 2012 by S. M. Stirling. Illustration copyright © 2012 by Jeff Carlisle. • “Coming of Age on Barsoom” copyright © 2012 by Catherynne M. Valente. Illustration copyright © 2012 by Michael Wm Kaluta. • “The Death Song of Dwar Guntha” copyright © 2012 by Jonathan Maberry. Illustration copyright © 2012 by Daren Bader. • Appendix: A Barsoomian Gazetteer, or, Who’s Who and What’s What on Mars copyright © 2012 by Richard A. Lupoff. • Story Notes copyright © 2012 by John Joseph Adams and David Barr Kirtley.

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Under the moons of Mars : new adventures on Barsoom / edited by John Joseph Adams. — 1st ed.
v. cm.
Summary: An anthology of original stories featuring the Edgar Rice Burroughs character John Carter,
an Earthman who suddenly finds himself on a strange new world, Mars.

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