‘The Atom car

Anton

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A really old book. But the story was on Mars. ‘The Atom car…’ An antient Martian city was found underground and the hero had to fight a monster guarding a Martian princess.
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psychotick

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Hi,

Couldn't be part of the Martian Chronicles could it? Or else Barsoom - John Carter of Mars. There were martian princesses in that.

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Really don't think it's ERB. I've read all of the John Carter books, several times each, and I do not recall anything like that.
 

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Now, that might be one of Leigh Brackett's books with Erik John Stark as the hero.
 

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Didn't Moorcock do some ERB pastiche? Masters of the Pit and a few others. I cannot remember if they were set on Mars or anything about the plot.
 

Alex The G and T

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How about ERB "Warlord of Mars."

Theres a long running battle through underground ruins with the goal being a heroine trapped in a rotating underground prison. Each cell is utterly inaccessible except for one day a year.

I don't recall any atomic "car"; but there are dirigibles and IIRC some sort of moving land-based fortress which are powered by vaguely mysterious forces.
 
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