Monday, December 14, 2009

Foreword: The Coming Of the Terrans - Leigh Brackett

To some of us, Mars has always been the Ultima
Thule, the golden Hesperides, the ever-beckoning
land of compelling fascination. Voyagers, electronic
and human, have begun the business of reducing
these dreams to cold, hard, ruinous fact. But as we
know, in the affairs of men and Martians, mere
fact runs a poor second to Truth, which is mighty
and shall prevail. Therefore I offer you these legends
of Old Mars as true tales, inviting all dreary realities
to keep a respectful distance.
I can vouch for every one of these adventures.
After all, I was there.

3.5 out of 5

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