Black Amazon of Mars
by Leigh Douglass Brackett
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2010
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 is the short novel "Black Amazon of Mars" - the final magazine appearance of her hero, Eric John Stark.
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