Thursday, October 02, 2008
Otis Adelbert Kline’s The Swordsman of Mars - Unabridged!
At long last, the complete version of Otis Adelbert Kline’s The Swordsman of Mars is being published by the fine folks at Planet Stories.
Full details here! And more details about the book here at the Paizo Planet Stories website.
It's probably no surprise, but the Ace/Avalon reprint was not unabridged as claimed, and thus Kline's reputation was sullied by Avalon's editorial hack-job. Kudos to Planet Stories for restoring the original version serialized in the Argosy pulps. And while you're at it, check out the whole Planet Stories lineup. These are well-packaged reprints of pulp classics that deserve to be reprinted, and Planet Stories has done a great job in a very short time of launching a well-branded imprint of don't-miss books.