A FIGHTING MAN OF MARS
Since I was endeavoring to be the illustrator most faithful to Burroughs' descriptions, Lester del Rey and I had a lengthy discussion about whether the white lizard I wanted to show had six or eight legs. The Barsoomian counterparts to four-legged creatures on Earth always had eight legs, but Burroughs specifically described the white lizard as having only six. We could not decide if this was a mistake, or if Burroughs intended it to have six legs because it had spent its entire life in isolation in the cave. But the author wrote six, so I painted six.
A Fighting Man of Mars
Tan Handron from the realm of Gatho encounters a wide range of enemies in this science fiction thriller of the 1930’s. He fends off green men, mad scientists, cannibal, spiders and white apes. The main character Tan Handron finds himself an unlikely hero in this pulp fiction classic. “A Fighting Man of Mars,” is the seventh book in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Martian series
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