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The Vampires of Mars

The Vampires of Mars

( French - Le Prisonnier de la Planète Mars / La Guerre des Vampires - 1908 / 1909 )

novel ( s ) by Gustave Le Rouge

translated & adapted by Brian Stableford

Published: Black Coat Press - trade paperback - 2008
ISBN: 1934543306 / 9781934543306

Black Coat Press ( Barnes & Noble ) - Nook - 2011 ( French Science Fiction 15 )
BN ID: 2940013626430

Black Coat Press ( Amazon ) - Kindle - 2011
ASIN: B0062OKC1A

extract titled ‘The War of the Vampires’ from ‘La Guerre des Vampires’ in ODD? ( trans. by Brian Evenson & David Beus )
Cheeky Frawg - e-book - 2011
BN ID: 2940013267657
ASIN: B005UEL2XK


synopsis
A Martian Odyssey in which young engineer Robert Darvel is dispatched to Mars ny the psychic powers of Hindu Brahmins. On the Red Planet, Darvel runs afoul of hostile, bat-winged, blood-sucking natives, a once-powerful civilization now ruled by the Great Brain. The entity eventually sends Darvel back to Earth, unfortunately with some of the vampires. The second part deals with the war of the vampires back on Earth. Le Rouge’s Mars is elaborately described, with its fauna, flora and various races of inhabitants. Planetary romance blends with “cosmic horror” as the characters switch from swashbuckling he-men to helpless bundles of gibbering terror.


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