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03/13/2012 07:52 pm ET Updated May 13, 2012

9 Pulp Adventures To Take Instead Of "John Carter"

March 9th witnessed the release of Disney's mega-budget blockbuster hopeful John Carter. It's adapted from Edgar Rice Burroughs 1917 novel "A Princess of Mars" and it represents the first cinematic sally for the Tarzan author's other great creation. For fantasy aficionados, it's a chance to see a work that has been scavenged by countless imitators for nearly a century finally strut its stuff on the big screen.

If the film in question should whet your appetite for all things sword, sorcery, and spaceship, the obvious place to start reading is with Burroughs' eleven novels set in the world of Barsoom aka Mars. If you've already read those (or just hate being obvious), here are nine other pulp adventures to stir the blood and strain the mighty thews.

Note: adventure tales from this era sometimes feature attitudes regarding race and gender that are "of their time" and cringe-inducing to contemporary sensibilities. They tend to represent ignorance rather than malice, but proceed accordingly.

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