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By Edgar Rice Burroughs, Leigh Brackett, C. L. Moore, Garrett P. Serviss, Edwin L. Arnold, Stanley G. Weinbaum

This quantity within the Megapack sequence assembles vintage Martian technology fiction, together with the 1st five volumes of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom saga, plus six extra Martian novels and tales by means of different nice writers.

A Princess of Mars, via Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Gods of Mars, via Edgar Rice Burroughs
Warlord of Mars, through Edgar Rice Burroughs
Thuvia, Maid of Mars, by way of Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Chessmen of Mars, by way of Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edison's Conquest of Mars, by way of Garrett P. Serviss
Gulliver of Mars, by way of Edwin L. Arnold
• “A Martian Odyssey,” through Stanley G. Weinbaum
• “Valley of Dreams,” via Stanley G. Weinbaum
• “Shambleau,” by means of C.L. Moore
• “Black Amazon of Mars,” via Leigh Brackett

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