Reviews and Recommendations by Mel Odom, Professional Writer

Archive for the ‘Classic SF’ Category

UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS by John Joseph Adams

January 17, 2012

For those in the know, Under the Moons of Mars was the original title of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ first John Carter novel, which was subsequently retitled A Princess of Mars. With that one story, of dead Mars and the most beautiful woman in two worlds – a princess that just can’t seem to stay out […]

A PRINCESS OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs

November 18, 2009

Today’s romance market offers a lot in the way of otherworldly love. From vampires and werewolves, to fairies and even other worlds entirely, readers thrill to the unknown and the unexplored. But to me there will only be one true into interplanetary romance, and that will be John Carter’s love for Dejah Thoris in A […]

VARIABLE STAR by Robert A. Heinlein and Spider Robinson

November 14, 2007

Billed as a collaboration beyond the grave, crossing much of the same history one of the authors had written about and predicted, Variable Star is a mixture of old and new science fiction. Before he died, Robert A. Heinlein left behind eight pages of a juvenile science fiction novel he never got around to writing. […]

The Door Into Summer, by Robert A. Heinlein

September 1, 2006

  Buy At Amazon I discovered Robert A. Heinlein back in sixth grade.  It was 1969 (which makes me old, I guess).  Luckily for me, the book I found was Rocket Ship Galileo, which – coincidentally – was Heinlein’s first published novel.  That book, as well as most of the author’s, are dated these days, […]