Genital-filled Princess of Mars comic shows off the full-frontal…

If your biggest problem with Disney's John Carter movie is that it didn't contain nearly enough Martian wang, then James Killian Spratt's graphic (in more ways than one) adaptation of A Princess of Mars might be up your alley. Spratt is creating his own comic version of Burroughs' classic pulp, where the action is set… » 3/10/12 11:00am 3/10/12 11:00am

io9's Field Guide to Martians

Science fiction is overrun with Martians, from monstrous invaders to shapeshifting superheroes to Santa-kidnapping buffoons. To make sense of over a century's worth of Martians, we present this grid ranking scifi Martians on their goodness and just how alien they are (click to expand). » 11/23/11 1:05pm 11/23/11 1:05pm

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at…

You've seen the amazing trailer for John Carter — now let's pick apart this alien world, image by image. Stare into the eyes of the green alien beasts from Mars, meet the people of Barsoom and behold the teenaged Edgar Rice Burroughs! » 7/14/11 12:15pm 7/14/11 12:15pm

Go back to Barsoom, with new John Carter stories by some of your…

The classic John Carter of Mars saga is having its 100th anniversary in February 2012, and he's getting a new movie in March. Celebrate John Carter's birthday with a whole new book of Barsoom stories. » 5/19/11 9:20am 5/19/11 9:20am

Worst television versions of science fiction and fantasy books

The Walking Dead carried all our dreams on its undead shoulders. We're all hoping HBO's Game of Thrones will also rule. But sadly, television has an even worse record of adapting books than movies. Here are 10 book-to-television embarrassments. » 11/01/10 3:34pm 11/01/10 3:34pm

A naked princess and slave rebellions in Edgar Rice Burroughs' first…

In the second installment of our "Reading Barsoom" series, we delve into the swashbuckling wonders of Edgar Rice Burroughs' first three Mars novels, A Princess of Mars, Gods of Mars, and Warlord of Mars. » 8/24/10 4:28pm 8/24/10 4:28pm

Xena's Renee O'Connor is trapped aboard a mysterious spacecraft, in…

The long-awaited webseries Ark, starring Renee O'Connor (Gabrielle from Xena) is finally online, and we talked to O'Connor about the secret conspiracy behind the mysterious ark in space. And O'Connor also told us about her scifi version of Moby Dick. » 7/29/10 4:30pm 7/29/10 4:30pm

Traci Lords Is "A Princess Of Mars." God Help Us All.

Can't wait another couple years for the Andrew Stanton-Michael Chabon John Carter Of Mars movie? You don't have to. Asylum, maker of so many bargain-basement epics, is putting out Princess Of Mars now. The trailer reveals Traci Lords' Deja Thoris. » 11/24/09 3:22pm 11/24/09 3:22pm

Greatest Swashbuckling Heroes From 100+ Years Of SF Books

They swagger, they fight, they laugh in the face of danger. Science-fiction books have given us some of the greatest swashbuckling heroes, cutting a swathe through space and countless alternate timelines. Here are some of our favorite book heroes. » 11/19/09 4:39pm 11/19/09 4:39pm

The "Princess of Mars" That Pixar Won't Show You

This amazing woodcut is from a 1960s edition of Edgar Rice Burrough's classic adventure A Princess of Mars - but don't expect to see these kinds of images in Pixar's upcoming movie version. » 3/02/09 2:40pm 3/02/09 2:40pm

Get the Story Blueprint for Pixar's John Carter of Mars — Free Online!

Andrew Stanton, who directed lonely garbage robot movie Wall-E (hitting theaters next week), is already hard at work on his next Pixar flick. The movie is John Carter of Mars, and now Stanton has confirmed to /Film that the script will be based on one book from the beloved early-20th century series, A Princess of Mars » 6/19/08 3:34pm 6/19/08 3:34pm