Year and years ago, I had several dozens of box sets of John Carter of Mars, Tarzan, and
Conan and the rest of that clapish trapish stuffish. Recently, I discovered that great masses of it is available for free on the Kindle. So I decided to read some of the Mars series. Man o man are they bad; badly written idiotically plotted, and just generally weird in their racial, gender, and cultural politics. Now today I find that
It will be, of course, worse than Dune; but still, I swear, somebody needs to hire me as a cultural weather vane.