Haffner Press presents The Book of Stark, which contains all of Leigh Brackett’s Eric John Stark tales in one volume, and Leigh Brackett Centennial, both available for preorder. Check out the table of contents for each!
Here’s a little about The Book of Stark:
THIS IS IT! The BIG one! All the tales of Eric John Stark in a single volume. The stories, the novels, and for the first time, Brackett’s working notes for the abandoned FOURTH “Stark” novel from 1977. Need we say more?
Here’s the table of contents:
- “Queen of the Martian Catacombs”
- “Enchantress of Venus”
- “Black Amazon of Mars”
- “Stark and the Star Kings”
- The Ginger Star
- The Hounds of Skaith
- The Reavers of Skaith
- “1977: Notes for STARK #4”
About Leigh Brackett Centennial:
Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), noted author of mystery & science fiction novels—with screenplays for THE BIG SLEEP, RIO BRAVO and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK—sees her Centennial celebrated with a previously unpublished story in the forthcoming Haffner Press collection: LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL.
Discovered by editor Stephen Haffner, Brackett’s unpublished story “They” is a mature science fiction tale of power and intrigue, of homegrown xenophobia versus stellar exploration, with an answer to the ultimate question: “Are we alone?”
“They” leads off this tribute volume collecting the majority of Brackett’s nonfiction writings, supplemented with vintage interviews and commentaries/remembrances from such luminaries as Ray Bradbury, Michael Moorcock, Richard A. Lupoff and more.
- “Her dialogue crackled, the characters lived and breathed. For any burgeoning fan of film, you couldn’t ask for a better inspiration than Leigh Brackett.” —George Lucas
- “She had a marvelous ability for moving a narrative along…I remember one story of mine which had me frozen…she took over and wrote the first thousand words—and it was published that way.” —Ray Bradbury
LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL covers numerous facets and events of Brackett’s life, in her own words, and in the words of those who knew her:
- Brackett writes of bringing Philip Marlowe into the 1970s for Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye . . .
- SF-author and NASA employee Joseph Green records the time he hosted Brackett at the launch of Apollo XII . . .
- Bookseller Ray Walsh documents the day he escorted Brackett to view a new groundbreaking space-fantasy film in the summer 1977 . . .
Available for preorder, LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL continues the effort begun in 2002 by Haffner Press to collect, preserve, and present the works of Leigh Brackett for current and future generations.
Here’s the table of contents:
- Barton, Interplanetary Reporter
- Meet the Authors
- P.S.’s Feature Flash
- Hero, Heroine, Heavy
- Give ’Em Hell, Leigh!
- The Story Behind the Story
- The Science-Fiction Field
- Meet the Author
- Who’s Who in Science Ficiton” conducted by Robert Briney
- Range by L. Sprague de Camp
- And As to the Admixture of Cultures on Imaginary Worlds
- Barsoom and Myself
- Foreword to The Coming of the Terrans
- Answers to the Double: Bill Symposium
- Letting My Imagination
- Go Avant-propos (Introduction to Le livre de Mars)
- The Hawksian Woman by Naomi Wise
- John W. Campbell Memorial
- A Comment Upon “The Hawksian Woman”
- From The Big Sleep to The Long Goodbye and More or Less How We Got There
- The Hounds of Skaith Interview
- Beyond Our Narrow Skies
- Leigh Brackett interview by Tony Macklin
- Science Fiction Writing: Experiences as a Writer Interview by Juanita Roderick and Hugh G. Earnhart
- Leigh Brackett: An Interview by Paul Walker
- Letter from Leigh Brackett
- Letter from Judy-Lynn Del Rey
- Fifty Years of Wonder
- Introduction to Sword Woman
- Afterword to The Best of Leigh Brackett
MARKING HER PASSING
- In Memorium by Robert E. Briney
- Leigh Brackett 1916-78 by Michael Goodwin and Naomi Wise
- Two-Fisted Novel Interested Director Hawks in Miss Brackett
- Story-Teller of Many Worlds by Edmond Hamilton
- Future Imperfect: Leigh Brackett’s The Long Tomorrow by Donna DeBlasio
- B & B: Brackett & Bradbury: 1944 by Ray Bradbury
- Queen of the Martian Mysteries by Michael Moorcock
- Prelude to Empire by Ray Walsh
- Red Mist and Ruins: The Symbolist Prose of Leigh Brackett by Thomas F. Bertonneau
- Leigh Brackett: Much More Than the Queen of Space Opera! by Bertil Falk
- Lorelei of the Red Mist by Richard A. Lupoff
- Three Days with Leigh Brackett & Edmond Hamilton by Joe Green
- The Crime Fiction of Leigh Brackett by Christine Photinos Stark Adventuring: Leigh Brackett’s Eric John
- Stark by Mike Barrett
- “The Vampire’s Ghost”