Friday, June 26, 2015

Bookcover Spotlight #2

A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1)

This week I have A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs Cover art by Michael Whelan. Burroughs is best known for creating Tarzan, but for my money John Carter is his greatest creation. His tales of adventure on Mars fired my imagination as a kid, and I think Whelan's artwork is phenomenal at conveying a sense of wonder.

Michael Whelan John Carter of Mars


  1. Definitely strong, detailed cover art.

  2. Old sci-fi covers are always so detailed and a little bit odd! I haven't read this, but I have seen the movie Disney made not that long ago (which I'm sure is quite different than the book). Great series!
    Thanks for stopping by the The Local Muse