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Queen of the Iron Sands is a free online serial novel, written entirely to keep people amused and to help me battle down some of the depression and anxiety issues I've had in recent years.

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Enlightening Links

Wings Across America

Dedicated to preserving the history of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots of World War II.

Mars Exploration
The homepage of NASA's Mars Exploration program.

A Princess of Mars
The complete text of the original Barsoomian planetary romance, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Book I


"Heroing is one of the shortest-lived professions there is."

- Will Rogers

"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds- and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of..."

- From "High Flight," by John Gillespie Magee

Chapter 1
My Father Brought the Sky Home

Chapter 2
The Red Cloud Over Texas

Chapter 3
The Representative Sample

Chapter 4
Triumph of the All-Sovereign

Chapter 5
On Martian Wings

Chapter 6
Seven Miles Down

Chapter 7
Electric Armadillos and Invisible Men

Chapter 8
Across Savage Mars
Now unfolding!


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