“APPENDIX N” OF XUH'LAN

These are the influences on my Xuh’lan project, at least those that I’m aware of.

Fiction
Edgar Rice Burroughs – Barsoom novels; A Princess of Mars, etc
Leigh Brackett – tales of Mars, Venus and Skaith
Otis Adelbert Klein – Swordsman of Mars, Outlaws of Mars
Alex Raymond – Flash Gordon
Robert E Howard – Almuric, Conan
Jack Vance – The Planet of Adventures, The Dying Earth
Kari Leppänen – Xellana
Lin Carter – Mars, Callisto, Green Star, etc
Michael Moorcock – Sojan the Swordsman, Kane of Old Mars
Abraham Merritt – The Moon Pool, The Metal Monster, The Face in the Abyss, Dwellers in the Mirage
HG Wells – First Men in the Moon, The Time Machine
Richard Corben – Den
Clark Ashton Smith – planetary stories such as The Door to Saturn, Polaris the Red World, etc
Arthur Conan Doyle – The Horror of the Heights
Jonathan Swift – Gulliver’s Travels (Laputa)
Joe R Lansdale – Under the Warrior Star
Gustave Le Rouge – Vampires of Mars
Hayao Miyazaki – Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (the manga rather than the anime)

Art
Classic SF and fantasy illustrations from the pulp-magazines
Jean “Moebius” Giraud
Philippe “Caza” Cazamayou
Philippe Druillet
Jack Kirby

Movies
Clint Eastwood’s westerns
The Star Wars saga
Gandahar (aka Lightyears)
Zardoz
Aelita

Roleplaying games, supplements and modules
Savage Swords of Athanor
Suplement V Carcosa
The Dictionary of Mu
Anomalous Subsurface Environment
Empire of the Petal Throne
Mutant Future
Under the Moons of Zoon
Dark Sun

Other
Lots of kooky ufo and theosophy-stuff

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3 Responses to “APPENDIX N” OF XUH'LAN

  1. z says:

    Cool blog.
    I am cooking up a homebrew that seems quite similar myself, based on Xanadu (Coleridge, which i see you’re a fan of), Carcosa, Star Wars, Mad Maz & Zardoz.

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