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    The Chessmen of Mars (1922)
Fifth of the eleven books of the Barsoom series (the last of the five novels now in public domain).   John Carter is not a main character of this one.  For this novel Burroughs created an interesting new race, the Kaldanes.  They sacrificed their bodies to become pure brains and have bred a symbiotic race of headless human-like creatures called Rykors, which they can attach themselves to and ride like a horse.  (more on wikipedia)  Burroughs also created Jetan,the Martian version of chess.   

    The Chessmen of Mars (1922)

    Fifth of the eleven books of the Barsoom series (the last of the five novels now in public domain).   John Carter is not a main character of this one.  For this novel Burroughs created an interesting new race, the Kaldanes.  They sacrificed their bodies to become pure brains and have bred a symbiotic race of headless human-like creatures called Rykors, which they can attach themselves to and ride like a horse.  (more on wikipedia)  Burroughs also created Jetan,the Martian version of chess.   

     
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      It was freakin’ 1922. I’ll accept anything! *.*
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