Speaking of Civil War Sci Fi, Hollywood is getting ready...

A Princess of Mars, from the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs series (11 books in this one!) that mixes Civil War-era adventure, space travel and exotic monsters and damsels. "After Lord of the Rings, this is probably the last well-known fantasy classic yet to be made," says Spy Kids' Robert Rodriguez, who is attached to the $100 million Paramount project.

Well-known fantasy classic? I never met any other kid who read those books. (Spoiler: it's a Union man that goes to the red planet.)