Talk:Sword and planet
Does John Russell Fearn's "Mars Quartet" belong in this genre? Answer: No, the Fearn books are more like bad Van Vogt pastiche, with body/mind transfers and UFOs, violating all physical laws. Very bad.
Changed "Eric John Stark series" to "Skaith series"; first, because only the Skaith books (Ginger Star, Hounds, Reavers) actually form a real series, and the other Stark stories are barely connected with them (except for the hero having the same name); second, because only the Skaith books, being basically fantasy set on another planet, qualify as "Sword and planet" stories, while the other Stark stories are really space opera/planetary romance. RandomCritic 17:26, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
Added some minor entries to the list, obviously making it less "select", but why be select when you can be complete? I haven't been able to track down publication dates for all of these books.
I also suspect that many of the names listed are actually pseudonyms. If they aren't, they ought to be. RandomCritic 18:42, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
selected reading list? selected by whom? Blueaster 00:09, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
Merge with Planetary Romance?
This page seems to duplicate much of the content of the Planetary Romance page. Should the pages be merged? Or, should the substantive content from this page be moved to Planetary Romance and this page redesigned as a list of Planetary Romance/Sword and Planet books? AusJeb 19:12 29 February 2008 (UTC)
Do you think it qualifies?--19:10, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
The Sword of Rhiannon
I should think that Leigh Brackett's The Sword of Rhiannon is an example of sword and planet, as is Manly Wade Wellman's novella Sojarr of Titan, from the March 1941 issue of Startling Stories. Neither are part of a "series", though, and it seems like you've set that up as an (I think somewhat odd) criteria for the genre.
"The phrase appears to have first been coined in the 1960s by Donald A. Wollheim, editor of Ace Books, and later of DAW Books at a time when the genre was undergoing a revival." Appears to have been? Either it was or it wasn't -- the term should have a definite provenance, if the reader is not to wonder whether this is just some ad-hoc genre label that really doesn't deserve treatment in an article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 04:14, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
Listing of examples
I just looked at the page out of curiousity, so I don't think I'm qualified to decide what should stay and what should go, but the ToC looks awful and the list takes more space than the article.
Seriously, are you kidding?
"the term should have a definite provenance, if the reader is not to wonder whether this is just some ad-hoc genre label that really doesn't deserve treatment in an article."
I stumbled across this page and am baffled by its existence. In light of the other comments on this page, I am, in fact, baffled by its continued existence. In a lifetime of reading SF, I've never heard of the term. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 16:34, 31 January 2012 (UTC)