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  • richard johnson
    More info please. Editor, complete title? I recall reading a similar anthology some years ago based on the premise that England was not the only place invaded
    Message 1 of 9 , Nov 1, 2011
      More info please. Editor, complete title?
      I recall reading a similar anthology some years ago based on the
      premise that England was not the only place invaded so it was a series
      of stories of how people in other nations acted and reacted to the
      invasion.
      The one I read did NOT mention John Carter so there must be a number
      of these out.

      On 10/31/11, mcreek45 <mcreek25@...> wrote:
      > I just finished reading War of the Worlds, Global Dispatches. Great book,
      > got it on Amazon for a couple bucks, used. It is a collection of short
      > stories about the HG Wells War of the Worlds, Martian Attack on Earth in
      > about 1898. One of the stories weaves Barsoom into the picture and says the
      > HG Wells Martians are one of the many races of Barsoom. John Carter has to
      > defeat them to get back his wife and keep Earth safe from attack. A good
      > story.
      >
      > Mike "Bunkermeister" Creek
      > bunkermeister.blogspot.com
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      >


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    • Phil Normand
      The book is: War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches, Kevin J. Anderson, ed., Bantam Books, 1996. There is probably a trade paper or mass paperback edition. The
      Message 2 of 9 , Nov 1, 2011
        The book is: "War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches," Kevin J. Anderson, ed., Bantam Books, 1996. There is probably a trade paper or mass paperback edition.

        The Barsoom story is by George Alec Effinger and is entitled: "Mars: The Home Front."

        The collection contains stories about the Martian Invasion from the perspective of various writers of the period as interpreted by contemporary writers. Stories range from Emily Dickinson (Connie Willis), H.P. Lovecraft (Don Webb), Teddy Roosevelt (Mike Resnick), Henry James (Robert Silverberg) to Jules Verne (Gregory Benford and David Brin) and Jack London (Dave Wolverton).

        It's a great read and lots of fun picking up on the various literary styles. I thought the Burroughs story was very well written and wish that Effinger could have done a few more Barsoomian pastiches before he died.

        Phil
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      • Phil Normand
        Whoops! I neglected to mention that Effinger also wrote the Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson series which contain a few enjoyable ERB parodies. He also
        Message 3 of 9 , Nov 1, 2011
          Whoops! I neglected to mention that Effinger also wrote the Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson series which contain a few enjoyable ERB parodies. He also wrote a number of stories under the pseudonym "O. Neimand" which were pastiches of such writers as Flannery O'Conner, Daymon Runyon and Mark Twain.

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        • richard johnson
          I LOVED the Birnbaum series. There is one story that I missed that was not included in the anthology! Still looking for it. I think he did a story or two for
          Message 4 of 9 , Nov 1, 2011
            I LOVED the Birnbaum series. There is one story that I missed that was not
            included in the anthology! Still looking for it.
            I think he did a story or two for Bradley's Sword adn Sorceress series.

            on the original topic, Den Valdron wrote a paper that suggests that the
            martians from WotW were Kaldanes! It's a stretch but interesting to
            consider.




            On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 7:24 AM, Phil Normand <phil@...> wrote:

            > Whoops! I neglected to mention that Effinger also wrote the Maureen
            > Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson series which contain a few enjoyable ERB
            > parodies. He also wrote a number of stories under the pseudonym "O.
            > Neimand" which were pastiches of such writers as Flannery O'Conner, Daymon
            > Runyon and Mark Twain.
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          • Den Valdron
            There are a few stories that crossover Wells and Burroughs Martians.  Notably, the 2nd volume of Alan Moore s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Larry
            Message 5 of 9 , Nov 1, 2011
              There are a few stories that crossover Wells and Burroughs Martians.  Notably, the 2nd volume of Alan Moore's 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' and Larry Niven's 'Rainbow Mars'



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              From: mcreek45 <mcreek25@...>
              To: barsoom@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 9:59:57 PM
              Subject: [barsoom] Book


               
              I just finished reading War of the Worlds, Global Dispatches. Great book, got it on Amazon for a couple bucks, used. It is a collection of short stories about the HG Wells War of the Worlds, Martian Attack on Earth in about 1898. One of the stories weaves Barsoom into the picture and says the HG Wells Martians are one of the many races of Barsoom. John Carter has to defeat them to get back his wife and keep Earth safe from attack. A good story.

              Mike "Bunkermeister" Creek
              bunkermeister.blogspot.com




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            • Phil Normand
              Wikipedia has a list of the Birnbaum stories: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maureen_Birnbaum,_Barbarian_Swordsperson with two mentioned that aren t in the
              Message 6 of 9 , Nov 1, 2011
                Wikipedia has a list of the Birnbaum stories: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maureen_Birnbaum,_Barbarian_Swordsperson with two mentioned that aren't in the collection.

                As to the Kaldanes being Wells' Martians, maybe they were a mutant giant version. Effinger calls them "sarmaks" and has a character say: ". . .those kaldanes are to the sarmaks as your mate's pet sorak is to the magnificent hunting banth of the dead sea bottoms."

                Phil

                On Nov 1, 2011, at 9:18 AM, richard johnson wrote:

                > on the original topic, Den Valdron wrote a paper that suggests that the
                > martians from WotW were Kaldanes! It's a stretch but interesting to
                > consider.

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              • mcreek25@aol.com
                That s it, thanks Phil. My wife had it and was just finishing it up, so I could not look it up! She liked it too. Mike Bunkermeister Creek
                Message 7 of 9 , Nov 1, 2011
                  That's it, thanks Phil. My wife had it and was just finishing it up, so I
                  could not look it up! She liked it too.

                  Mike "Bunkermeister" Creek
                  bunkermeister.blogspot.com
                  sgtsays.blogspot.com
                  hystericalrightwing.blogspot.com


                  In a message dated 11/1/2011 7:17:40 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
                  phil@... writes:

                  The book is: "War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches," Kevin J. Anderson,
                  ed., Bantam Books, 1996. There is probably a trade paper or mass paperback
                  edition.

                  The Barsoom story is by George Alec Effinger and is entitled: "Mars: The
                  Home Front."

                  The collection contains stories about the Martian Invasion from the
                  perspective of various writers of the period as interpreted by contemporary
                  writers. Stories range from Emily Dickinson (Connie Willis), H.P. Lovecraft (Don
                  Webb), Teddy Roosevelt (Mike Resnick), Henry James (Robert Silverberg) to
                  Jules Verne (Gregory Benford and David Brin) and Jack London (Dave
                  Wolverton).

                  It's a great read and lots of fun picking up on the various literary
                  styles. I thought the Burroughs story was very well written and wish that
                  Effinger could have done a few more Barsoomian pastiches before he died.

                  Phil




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                • jhuckenp@aol.com
                  ... And don t forget A. Bertram Chandler s THE ALTERNATE MARTIANS. AQPorter [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                  Message 8 of 9 , Nov 1, 2011
                    In a message dated 1/11/11 10:57:47, dgvaldron@... writes:

                    > There are a few stories that crossover Wells and Burroughs Martians. 
                    > Notably, the 2nd volume of Alan Moore's 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen'
                    > and Larry Niven's 'Rainbow Mars'
                    >
                    And don't forget A. Bertram Chandler's THE ALTERNATE MARTIANS.

                    AQPorter



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