A Princess of Mars – Edgar Rice Burroughs

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"I am a very old man; how old I do not know." I have mixed feelings about classic sci-fi. It's good to know the roots of your favourite genre, but it doesn't always age so well. The Barsoom books, however, can be taken more as adventure stories that happen to be set on a fantasy … Continue reading A Princess of Mars – Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Scarlet Pimpernel – Emmuska Orczy

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"A surging, seething, murmuring crowd, of beings that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate." During the French revolution, c1792, a band of English noblemen make daring raids across the channel to … Continue reading The Scarlet Pimpernel – Emmuska Orczy