By Edgar Rice Burroughs
A Princess of Mars is the 1st in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom sequence. This technology fiction planetary romance, packed choked with risky feats and swordplay, is determined on a death Mars. It went directly to encourage a number of the nice imaginations, between them Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury and Carl Sagan. Civil struggle veteran John Carter is all of sudden transported to Barsoom, the planet we name Mars, and reveals with the weaker gravity that he has super-human energy. In wrestle he reveals recognize and belonging with the Tharks, an competitive race of eco-friendly four-armed nomads. but if the Tharks trap the human-like Dejah Thoris, Carter feels the necessity to support this pretty princess of Mars.
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We have such need of intellects greater than our own. But we're not very good at building them. The forced matings of minds and electrons succeed and fail with equal spectacle. Our hybrids become as brilliant as savants, and as autistic. We graft people to prosthetics, make their overloaded motor strips juggle meat and machinery, and shake our heads when their fingers twitch and their tongues stutter. Computers bootstrap their own offspring, grow so wise and incomprehensible that their communiqués assume the hallmarks of dementia: unfocused and irrelevant to the barely-intelligent creatures left behind.
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A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs