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Unformatted text preview: character’s “ascension” to Mars lacks any reasoning or explanation behind this unbelievable feat. Just before this event, the protagonist left his body and the reader is left with a sort of metaphysical assumption as to the functionality behind this incident. The only considerable technological feat in the story is the weaponry, which quite frankly does not differ much from weaponry of the time other than performance of the weapons. Overall, the story appears to be more of a transposition of the “wild-west” theme to a new unexplored (at the time) terrain – a Martian terrain to be precise. As such, A Princess of Mars falls into the genre of fantasy much more suitably than science fiction....
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- Fall '04
- English, Edgar Rice Burroughs