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Skeleton Men of Jupiter (Barsoom #11.2)

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“Skeleton Men of Jupiter,” was first published in Amazing Stories in 1943. Intended as the first in a series of novelettes to be later collected in book form, in the fashion of Llana of Gathol, it ends with the plot unresolved, and the intended sequels were never written. Several other writers have written pastiche endings for the story.

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Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is standard John Carter fare, but Burroughs died before he could carry the story to its proper resolution. Certainly it's a far cry from the proper send-off these characters deserve.
Cameron James
Jul 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the twelfth and final entry in Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Barsoom series (or, if you’re a movie buff, the John Carter of Mars series). This entry, Skeleton Men of Jupiter, is really short, as was the previous entry, John Carter and the Giant of Mars, and are often bound together as one volume, despite having nothing to do with each other.

Skeleton Men of Jupiter was clearly meant to be the first in a series of novellas that would be collectively published as a novel, much like some of the pre
David Whovian
I read book:John Carter on Mars (Barsoom)
That Kindle book is properly described as "John Carter and the Giant of Mars and The Skeleton Men of Jupiter", aka Barsoom 11.1 & 11.2, but in the series it is indexed improperly as Barsoom 1-5. Therefore, I've added this title and the previous separately to my "Read" list.
Here is my combined review:
The first story (about the synthetic man and the giant) wasn't up to the level of Edgar Rice Burroughs, but it was an adequate action-adventure story.
Montgomery Webster
Oct 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: scifi
This marks the completion of Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars (Barsoom) 12-book series. I have now read more books by him than any other author. Thus, will not return to Burroughs other books for many years to come. Nevertheless, still wholly recommend them.
As for a review of this John Carter of Mars series, I would say only the first book is absolutely necessary. They are all incredibly similar action adventure books. They are certainly fun, but not the conceptual and exploratory scien
Robert Lent
Sep 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was much better than John Carter and the Giant of Mars. That book reads like a poor imitation of a Barsoom book, this one felt like a Barsoom book. It was a short work, and the ending was a little abrupt.
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Jesse VanDeWalker
A rip-roaring read until it abruptly ends, stranding John Carter and Dejah Thoris on the inhospitable world of Jupiter, or Sasoom if you'd rather. There are definitely better John Carter stories.
Salman Ali
Sub-standard writing and brutal ending which could have been better... Not up to the usual standard of other stories in Barsoom Series..
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Sep 24, 2011 rated it liked it
What's there is great, but he cuts off the ending abruptly without really finishing the story properly as though he ran out of words and had to stop.
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This books is in book 11 and is cowritten by edgar's son.
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Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.
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Barsoom (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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