For new readers who may not know what a Barsoomian green warrior looks like, this illustration is by Neal MacDonald, originally published in John Flint Roy’s A Guide to Barsoom. Depending on who’s doing the drawing, the position on the second set of arms can vary.
Here are a few programs about Mars to have a look at. They take advantage of the wealth of imagery and data we now have.
The first is NASA’s Mars24 Sunclock. A free program for Mac, Linux and Windows that delivers a visual representation of Mars’ solar cycle and time. Configurable with a number of different skins included.
And finally, if you have an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, Mars Globe HD is a fantastic way to tour Mars. And it’s only 99¢. Buy it through iTunes. For older iOS devices there’s Mars Globe, and that one’s free.
Jeff Doten is a long-time Burroughs fan, and when Return to Barsoom was near completion we sent him a draft to read.
He has a number of Burroughs- and Barsoom-related websites, and they’re all worth visiting :
Bill & Sue-On Hillman are heavy hitters in the online world of Edgar Rice Burroughs. ERBzine.com is only one of their many sites dedicated to ERB and his work. Well worth the look.