Classic Covers: Leigh Brackett

Author of classics like The Long Tomorrow and The Sword of Rhiannon, originator of popular serial character Eric John Stark, cover story darling of Planet Stories and Thrilling Wonder Stories and dubbed Queen of Space Opera by her legions of fans, Leigh Brackett’s pulse-pounding adventures on Mars, Venus, and worlds stranger still have proven fertile ground for illustrators since she exploded onto the scene in the 1940s. Naturally, a classic author from a classic era is going to have a set of classic covers and, from her earliest releases to modern reprints, Brackett’s vibrant stories have been echoed by imaginative art on books and magazines for decades.

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