Protecting Project Pulp 93: Leigh Brackett

Main Fiction: “Black Amazon of Mars” (part 3 of 3) by Leigh Brackett, first published in Planet Stories, March 1951.

Narrator: Fred Himebaugh.

Grimly Eric John Stark slogged toward that ancient Martian city—with every step he cursed the talisman of Ban Cruach that flamed in his blood-stained belt. Behind him screamed the hordes of Ciaran, hungering for that magic jewel—ahead lay the dread abode of the Ice Creatures—at his side stalked the whispering spectre of Ban Cruach, urging him on to a battle Stark knew he must lose!

Project Gutenberg: Cover art.

Queen of the Martian Catacombs: Cover art.

Enchantress of Venus: Cover art.

Wikipedia: The Leigh Brackett Solar System.

4 thoughts on “Protecting Project Pulp 93: Leigh Brackett”

  1. Great story. And no, I don’t mind waiting a week or two to get the whole story. I mean, there are “Cliffhangers” for, right? With regards from Holland,

  2. Very much enjoyed this story. Stark is not a ripoff of Conan, but other than a few science-fiction elements, this story could have been set in Hyborea.

  3. I’m glad to hear you all enjoyed this story – I certainly thought it was one of our best.

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