Scientific Romance by Gary Lovisi inspired by Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter novels and set upon the faraway Planet Ares!
Jon Kirk, is a soldier who was killed in the Battle of Hue in the 1968 Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War. Or was he? To his surprise, he found himself instantly saved from death and transported to the mysterious faraway planet of Ares. There he meets strange people and stranger creatures, fights against the monstrous Winged-Men, battles to win the love of the beautiful Princess Sirah — and that is just the beginning of his strange adventures. This is fun pulp action and scientific romance in the best tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs and his famed John Carter of Mars series. Jon Kirk begins his own adventures in book #1, THE WINGED MEN (Wildside Press, 2014, tpb original), and now two new novels in the series are just out: book #2, THE INVISIBLE MEN, and book #3, THE SPACE MEN that continue the series and expand the action and danger. This is rousing pulp adventure. Each book features wonderful cover art by famed fantasy artist Marcus Boas.
Gor Books creator John Norman said of THE WINGED MEN: “In my view, it is a fresh country in its own right, and certainly one that ERB, and those fond of ERB, like myself, would recognize, find familiar, welcome, and relish. I bet ERB would have liked it, too.”
Famed author and Burroughs scholar, Richard A. Lupoff said of THE WINGED MEN: “Jon Kirk’s adventures among beautiful women, barbarous men and cannibalistic aliens demonstrates all the heart of a true lover of the interplanetary romance, and will surely delight readers with a yearning to escape the stress of modern civilization and travel to a world of action, intrigue, gallantry and romance.”
The Jon Kirk of Ares Books by Gary Lovisi:
#1: THE WINGED MEN
#2: THE INVISIBLE MEN
#3: THE SPACE MEN
The Jon Kirk of Ares books are available from the publisher, Wildside Press.
The books are also available for $15.00 each (+ $3.00 postage in USA, or $14.00 Outside USA) from Gryphon Books.
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