Our 'John Carter' Books Giveaway Is Other-Worldly

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Here are some things you can do on Mars that you can't do on Earth: Jump miles into the air, deadlift a metric ton and defeat a gigantic four-armed space ape in single combat.

Now here's something you can do on Earth that you can't do on Mars: Win our amazing new "John Carter" giveaway.

Advantage: Earth.

"John Carter," of course, is the upcoming new sci-fi action blockbuster from Disney; based on the classic series of novels from "Tarzan" creator Edgar Rice Burroughs, it tells the tale of a Civil War soldier ("Friday Night Lights" star Taylor Kitsch) who mysteriously finds himself on Mars, where the lower gravity gives him amazing superpowers — powers he uses to fight against a wide array of deadly Martian menaces.

And now we're celebrating the March 9 release of "John Carter" by offering up a fantastic prize pool that includes both "John Carter: The Movie Novelization" as well as all three volumes of "The Collected John Carter of Mars" by Burroughs himself. Best of all, we're giving this ginormous swag bag to not one, but five winners.

So sign up and give it a shot. Because you don't have to be a little green man to know that our "John Carter" giveaway is out of this world.

To enter, just shoot us an email at NextMovie@MTV.com and include your name, address, birthdate and be sure to copy and paste the following statement:

"By sending this email, I accept and agree to: (1) the Official Rules of the 'John Carter' Books Giveaway and (2) MTV Networks’, a division of Viacom International Inc., Nextmovie.com Terms of Use and Privacy Policy."

The contest runs from now until 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Entrants must be at least 13 years old and reside in the U.S. Click here for complete rules and further details.

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