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Jetan: The Martian Chess of Edgar Rice Burroughs is a book written by Fredrik Ekman and published in 2022 by McFarland. It is the first book about the game Jetan, created by Edgar Rice Burroughs for the novel The Chessmen of Mars.

The book contains information about how to play the game, such as rules, tactics, analyzed games, problems and exercises, but also chapters about the game's history, its role in popular culture, variants of the game, etc. There is also an essay about sports and games in Edgar Rice Burroughs' life.

Table of Contents[]

  • Preface
  • 1. The Rules
  • 2. The History of Jetan
  • 3. Games and Sports and Burroughs
  • 4. Jetan in The Chessmen of Mars
  • 5. Jetan in Popular Culture
  • 6. A Proposed Notation Standard
  • 7. Tactics of Jetan
  • 8. Sample Games
  • 9. Jetan Problems and Exercises
  • 10. Variants of Jetan
  • 11. Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Image Credits
  • Appendix I: The Original Rules of Jetan
  • Appendix II: The Rules of Thuria Jetan
  • Appendix III: The Rules of ­­Jetan-Sarang
  • Bibliography
  • Index



External Links[]

Publisher's official page