REVIEW: “An Excellent Collection,” School Library Journal

School Library Journal, one of the important review/trade journals in the publishing/library world just published a very positive review of Under the Moons of Mars, which sums up: “This is an excellent collection that scifi adventure fans will enjoy, and it may guide a new generation of readers to Barsoom.”

REVIEW: “A collection filled with creative fun, fast-paced action.”

Bookgasm review: “A collection filled with creative fun, fast-paced action, and even a speculative philosophical moment or two. […] Thanks to collections like this, and the imagination of its diverse contributors, John Carter and Barsoom might be around to entertain and inspire readers for another 100 years.”

REVIEW: “An absolute must have!”

The John Carter Files calls the anthology “An absolute must have.”

REVIEW: “A volume to cherish.”

Open Letters Monthly calls Under the Moons of Mars “A volume to cherish.”

REVIEW: “If you’re any kind of fan of John Carter, you’re going to love it.”

Boing Boing’s Gweek podcast offers a brief review of the anthology, saying, “If you’re any kind of fan of John Carter, you’re going to love it.”

REVIEW: “Inconceivable This Volume Won’t Send Readers Back to the Original Novels.”

“David Barr Kirtley’s ‘Three Deaths’ comes from the point of view of one of the dreaded Green Men, as does Catherynne M. Valente’s mournful standout, ‘A Child of Thark’; Jonathan Maberry’s ‘The Death Song of Dwar Guntha,’ meanwhile, puts us in the shoes of an anonymous Red Man warrior. … It’s inconceivable that this volume won’t send readers back to the original novels.” —Booklist

REVIEW: “Entertaining and convincing.”

“Under the Moons of Mars works even without prior knowledge of Burroughs’s fiction … As an anthology, the book has an interesting structure, because it’s entertaining and convincing, and this is coming from a reader who doesn’t romanticize Burroughs. No story feels derivative, and each one explores a different facet of Barsoom’s cosmology.” —Charles A. Tan, Bibliophile Stalker

REVIEW: “One of the books I’ve been most anticipating … elegant and emotional”

“This is one of the books I’ve been most anticipating. … The book is absolutely beautiful and well laid out.  I sat down and devoured the first three stories, trudging once more through the sands of Mars with a sword in my fist.  Joe Lansdale’s “The [Metal] Men of Mars” is a real throwback to the halcyon days and reads like Edgar Rice Burroughs himself could have written it. David Barr Kirtley (whom I’ve never before heard of) has written a truly elegant and emotional story full of wonder and honor in “Three Deaths.” And Peter S. Beagle has penned a story that pays homage to Tarzan of the Apes as well as John Carter and plays with American and English history at the same time. I’m looking forward to the rest of the stories.  John Joseph Adams has gotten a wonderful group together to do this book, and I can only hope there will be another.  Surely one will not be enough.” —Mel Odom [review]

REVIEW: Kirkus: “Pay[s] fitting tribute to a gifted pulp writer.”

“Written in prose that evokes the sweep of the originals and with a full page image of a well-armed (in more ways than one), often scantily clad figure in each, these pay fitting tribute to a gifted pulp writer. Plenty of sword work and old-style action-adventure, with the occasional clever spin.” —Kirkus Reviews [review]