[NTLK] [ANN] Hohoho - 5 new Newton eBooks: Mars-Stories

From: DJ Vollkasko (DJ_Vollkasko_at_gmx.net)
Date: Sun Dec 26 2004 - 06:21:58 PST

New Newton eBook editions

Right now trying to upload to UNNA... The first installment of quite some
new books for all Newtondom (with sources and all formats covered it's 7+ MB)!

As it will take a while before they'll be accessible through UNNA (usually
thirty minutes to six months -- more likely the latter than the former,
tho... ;=/ ), drop me a line if you want them ASAP or know of a means to
get them published quicker.

Plenty cheers to you and yours,


P.S.: These books offered with thanks to the many people who've helped me
in the last year here in Newtonia, esp. Frank Gruendel, Digital Dan, Woody
Smith, The Extraordinary E-Man(TM), Simon-the-mail-man, and all the bookish
Newtons who've shared their books with me.

Note: Editions shrinkwrapped in ZIP-archives, usually containing the
original textsource for reference (where available) and packages for each
Newton eBook format (Universal -- all Newtons, lowest common
denominator-format; Classic -- portrait-oriented format for all MP 1x0; 2UP
for MP 2x00 and eMate -- double page spread of two Universal pages;
Landscape for MP 2x00 and eMate -- the w-i-d-e format; Portrait for MP 2x00
and eMate -- Reader's favourite choice).

Installment 1 -- Mars-Stories

Burroughs, Edgar Rice (1875-1950)
         7 - A fighting Man of Mars (1930).zip
         8 - Swords of Mars (1934).zip

Did I mention that I have kind of a Mars-thing going on? Well, Volume 1-6
of this legendary series have previously been available through the labours
of Newton enthusiasts in the 1990ies (find them at Planet Newton, AMUG,
UNNA or drop DJV a line -- thanks, Bob Hicks et al!). About ten years
later, in the year that proved existence of water on Mars, the adventures
of earthling John Carter, the Warlord of Barsoon and Prince of Helium,
finally continue with two new volumes...
This is one of THE classic scifi series, and a definite must-read. Just
don't read them all in a rush.

Grisewood, R. Norman -- Zarlah the Martian (1909)

Vintage Mars pulp-romance. Charming. Contains illustration which will not
display well in non-NOS 2.1-devices.
One of the great problems of early SciFi was: How to get there? Often, the
journey wasn't undertaken in body, but only the mind went to see new
places. Here, there's a brilliant scientific discovery providing a
somewhat-plausible seeming technical way to achieve this...
(Reminds faintly of the method described in L.P. Gratacap's "The Certainty
of a Future Life in Mars", where people are dying to get to Mars... Get it
from UNNA or DJV!)

Rockwood, Roy -- THROUGH SPACE TO MARS, Or the Longest Journey on Record
(Great Marvel Series Vol. 4)

A youths' classic of its day: Them Yankees - they's fly, they's dive --
what next? Space travel, obviously, and all just to steal them Martian's
sacred natural ressources.
Interesting sidenotes: Check the behaviour of the earthling's firearms on
Mars. Also it's interesting that while all mad or brilliant (or both)
European scientists of that era obviously had hunchbacked servants, US
scientists had to have African American staff.

Urides, Eros -- Planet Mars and Its Inhabitants, a psychic revelation

Oh boy. This book nicely rounds off my collection of Mars books. It's in
the very same Space Oddity-department you'd place "The Certainty of a
Future Life in Mars" -- spiritual table-movers meet SciFi in Sunday School:
"It was Eros Urides, the real Martian behind the scenes, who dictated the
contents of this book through the medium to Mr. Kennon. It was further
stated that "The medium was held in trance for short periods only, as the
medium must necessarily experience the atmosphere of Mars which is more
rarified than that of your Earth." Writes also that the medium seemed to
have some difficulty, and at first pain in breathing while in the trance
condition. [...] It appears that Jesus the Christed One of God visited the
planets of our Solar system, the planet Mars being one of those visited and
investigated. And, as a proof of this it was Jesus Christ who functioned
as chairman or president at the great Peace Conference held in the vast
coliseum on the first sphere of the Heavens of our Earth. That was in the
year 1912, as fully reported in "World of Tomorrow," page 98. It was at
that conference He stated that Universal Peace must be speeded up, as there
were other planets to be investigated: and that the Earth stood in the way
and was becoming a menace to neighboring planets."
(If you appreciate this, be sure to check the second-hand bookstores for
Courtney Brown, Ph.D.,'s "Cosmic Voyage", which every bit as wacky and
esoteric... Using US Military psy techniques called "Scientific Remote
Viewing" to talk to the Greys... And the OTHER aliens, too... And
Shakyamuni Buddha... And Jesus... Sheesh, what DID they feed that guy the
day he thought up THAT book?!)


The Original DJ Vollkasko's(TM) Newton eBook Editions

*** Get it here or from a www.UNNA.org near you! ***

Note: Titles marked "New!" *still* haven't made it through UNNA's
publication queue yet... Be patient or drop DJV a line if you want any.

Adorno, Theodor W. - On Popular Music (1941)

New! Balzac, Honoré de, and Amphiteatrof, Alexander - Folk-Tales of
Napoleon (1902)

New! Blackbird, Andrew J - History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of
Michigan (1887)

New! Cooper, Michael D. - Starman 2 - The Runaway Asteroid (2004)

New! Darrow, Clarence - Crime, Its Cause and Treatment (1922)

Debord, Guy - Introduction to a Critique of Urban Geography (1955),
English/German (Situationiste International)

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - Adventures of Etienne (1903) (Napoleonic Tales of
Etienne Gerard)
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - Exploits of Brigadier Gerard (...more Napoleonic
Tales of Etienne Gerard)
New! Doyle, Arthur Conan - The Great Shadow and Other Napoleonic Tales
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - The Final Problem (S. Holmes feat. Moriarty)
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - The Valley of Fear (S. Holmes, Moriarty mentioned)
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - When the World Screamed (1929) (feat.

Dunsany, Lord - 51 Tales (1915)
Dunsany, Lord - Book of Wonders
Dunsany, Lord - The Emperor's Crystal

New! Gratacap, L.P. - The Certainty of a Future Life in Mars (1903)

Haggard, Henry Rider (1856-1925) - A Tale of Three Lions

Howard, Robert E. (1906-1936) - Rogues in the House (Conan the Cimmerian
goes Newton!)
Howard, Robert E. (1906-1936) - Shadows in Zamboula (1935, Conan again)
Howard, Robert E. (1906-1936) - The Devil in Iron (1934, Conan yet again)
Howard, Robert E. (1906-1936) - The Tower of Elephant (...and still more

Knigge, Adolph Freiherr von - Über den Umgang mit Menschen (1788)

Lovecraft, Howard Phillips (1889-1937) - Herbert West, Reanimator (1921-1922)
Lovecraft, Howard Phillips (1889-1937) - Pickman's Model (1926)
Lovecraft, Howard Phillips (1889-1937) - The Call of Cthulhu (1926)
Lovecraft, Howard Phillips (1889-1937) - The Cats of Ulthar (1920)
Lovecraft, Howard Phillips (1889-1937) - The Picture in the House (1919)

New! Mackey, Albert G. - The Principles of Masonic Law (1856)

New! Tietjens, Eunice - Profiles from China (1917)

Vague, Tom - Boy Scout's Guide to the Situationist International: The
Effect The S.I. Had On Paris '68 And All That, Through The Angry Brigade
And King Mob To The Sex Pistols

New! Wallace, Alfred Russel - Is Mars habitable? (1907)

Whibley, Charles - A Book of Scoundrels (Highway men and other criminals of
classic Britain)

Wilde, Oscar - The Picture of Dorian Gray

New! Yarrow, H.C. - Mortuary Customs of the North American Indians

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