Leigh Brackett, The Planetary Romantic
Mar05

Leigh Brackett, The Planetary Romantic

Leigh Brackett, The Planetary Romantic by Ryan Harvey If you were a science-fiction reader in the 1940s, you knew there was one place to turn for a high quality, intelligent stories: Astounding Science Fiction. Under the editorship of John W. Campbell, Astounding was the spot for brainy speculative fiction. You didn’t look for that type of smarts over at Planet Stories, which was only interested in laser guns and trashy adventure...

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Short Sorcery: Leigh Brackett’s “The Moon That Vanished”
Dec22

Short Sorcery: Leigh Brackett’s “The Moon That Vanished”

Short Sorcery: Leigh Brackett’s “The Moon That Vanished” by Bill Ward From the start, from the very title itself, the reader is presented with a mystery in Leigh Brackett’s “The Moon That Vanished.” For one thing the story’s setting of Venus – think the Venus of Edgar Rice Burroughs rather than that of NASA probes – has no moon. But there is much more going on than that. The protagonist, David Heath, is himself...

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Adventures in Fiction: Leigh Brackett
Dec07

Adventures in Fiction: Leigh Brackett

Our Appendix N Archeology and Adventures in Fiction series are meant to take a look at the writers and creators behind the genre(s) that helped to forge not only our favorite hobby but our lives. We invite you to explore the entirety of the series on our Adventures In Fiction home page. Adventures in Fiction: Leigh Brackett by Michael Curtis The sad truth is that Appendix N is overwhelmingly a boys’ club. Much of the blame can be...

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