Artist Mike Cavallaro writes to alert us to an event tonight, the book launch for UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS, a new anthology of short stories inspired by the Edgar Rice Burroughs mythos by writers including Joe R. Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, Peter S. Beagle, Robin Wasserman, Garth Nix, and more, as well as a foreward by Tamora Pierce and introduction and header notes by John Joseph Adams. Oh, and illustrations by Cavallaro, Charles Vess, Michael W. Kaluta, Molly Crabapple, and more.

Building on the mythology created by Burroughs, these tales explore questions and plots that further the lives of original characters such as John Carter’s mortal enemy, Sarkoja. In Under the Moons of Mars, the fantastic world of Barsoom and the characters inhabiting it are brought to life by today’s freshest science fiction voices and vivid illustrations that give the book a dose of comic-book visual energy while maintaining a focus on the stories themselves. After reading, you’ll be hungry for more John Carter adventures!

The cover reproduced above is by Mark Zug.

Unsaid in the PR: is this authorized by ERB, Inc? Somehow we suspect it may have been.

The opening will be held at the Powerhouse Arena in Dumbo, 7-9.