Barsoom Series

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  1. CookSux

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    Besides the Comic Books subforum, I didn't know where to ask this question. I'm looking for a copy of Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom Series. I'm also quite lazy to do a Google/Amazon search. Like the complete collected works of Sherlock Holmes, I'm sure there's a package out there that contains all of the stories (including the Forwards written by ERB).

    I never read this stuff, and after watching John Carter the other day... I really want to now. I'm a huge fan of pulp stories (like Robert E Howard's Conan the Barbarian and Walston's Doc Savage) and would like to read up on the Captain's adventures.

    I'm sure there are readers out there that can help?
     
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    The First Barsoom Omnibus: A Princess of Mars; The Gods of Mars; Warlord of Mars

    The Second Barsoom Omnibus: Thuvia Maid of Mars & The Chessmen of Mars

    The Third Barsoom Omnibus: The Master Mind of Mars & A Fighting Man of Mars

    These are all Kindle eBooks but I think they cover the series in so far as John Carter is concerned.

    Or there is this hardcover set:

    Complete Edgar Rice Burroughs Mars Series Barsoom

    Also, is that movie out on DVD/Blu Ray, cos god damnit it was fucking awesome and I want to help it generate enough dosh for the sequel.
     
  3. CookSux

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    I don't have a kindle but could always find a copy for my iPad... I just like reading physical books. That hardcover set seems mighty pricey, but I'm guessing that's the best set to get right now? I figure with the movie out that it'd be reprinted.
     
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    Any help?
     
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    They're free (like most Burroughs novels) on your iPad. That's the best price you'll get.
     
  6. CookSux

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    True... but I like holding the physical stuff in hand. I'm just looking for a definitive edition of them all... collected or not.
     
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    I don't mean to be argumentative, but reading books on an eReader or the iPad is so much better IMO. I've know a lot of people who have said the same thing as you - that is, until they read a couple of books on an eReader. Now they agree with me. :) 
     
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    I read on my iPad, but sometimes I just like holding physical stuff in my hands. The smell of the paper is great.

    Mmmmm smells...
     
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    Have you checked a Barnes & Noble or used bookstore? You're bound to find something in a used bookshop, probably at a good price.
     
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    Agreed. "Nooks" and other "pad" based viewers aren't my thing. When I want to stare at a screen, I surf the internetz or play video games. When I want to read, I want to hold a book and TURN pages while reading it, not finger a screen.

    Anyhow, I'd go down to your local bookstore (new or used) and ask if they have either the omnibus or the individual books. Failing that, Amazon or other online bookstores are the way to go.
     
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    This.

    Whether it's books or video games, I'm kind of a purest for that sort of thing.
     

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