chireef, the books are great. There are at least 11 of them, the first one over a hundred years old. I’ve read them all. He invented scores of completely different races of people and animals. And populated the whole planet, (he also did four books about Venus) and large parts of it’s moons. I haven’t seen the movie, but the trailer makes it look like the special effects do his descriptions justice. I would be disappointed if the screw up the screen play….I’m sure it’s got to be better than that crappy one they’ve shown on SYFY channel, made in ’09. The green Martians only have to arms and Deja Thoris looks like a cougar….