Saturday, September 25, 2010

Black Amazon of Mars by Leigh Brackett

And now it’s time for some exciting stories from the Pulps. Leigh Brackett may be best known for her screenplay for The Empire Strikes Back, but her lush tales of interplanetary adventures were thrilling readers long before Star Wars. Here’s the evidence: collected in this book is the short novel Black Amazon of Mars (the final magazine appearance of her hero, Eric John Stark), as well as "A World Is Born" and "Child of the Sun."

Wildside Press published Brackett’s Black Amazon of Mars and Other Tales from the Pulps earlier this year for $9.95 (copies are still available at around £6.00 on Amazon).

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