|Plot Summary of A Princess of Mars|
|"John Carter, ( I think through his own wish )finds himself on Mars and battles his way up the social and combative ladder to gain the hand of a princess and place where he belongs. "
Jeff Doten, Resident Scholar
|"A western set on the planet Mars. A man endures a constant struggle for survival and in the process finds love and saves a planet."
Matt Neubauer, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Princess of Mars|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
- part earth & part fantasy world
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
- generally friendly contact with alien(s)
- stranded on alien planet, fighting aliens to survive
- two lovers coping with tough mission
- destined love (dream or prediction)
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- rescue mission/escape from confinement
Repressive society story
Mental/magical powers focus
War or Invasion
Major kinds of combat:
- hand to hand
- sword fights
- spaceship battles
- air battles
Kind of alteration:
- exotic/alien torture for major character
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- long lived adults
- Domed/Underground City
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
- inhabited by friendly aliens
- unfriendly aliens
- neutral aliens
- primitive aliens
- empty, or nearly empty world
Planet outside solar system?
Not Earth, in Solar System?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
Sex in book?
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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