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Leigh Brackett (1915–1978)

Author of The Long Tomorrow

151+ Works 6,514 Members 139 Reviews 14 Favorited

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Works by Leigh Brackett

The Long Tomorrow (1955) — Author — 826 copies
The Empire Strikes Back [1980 film] (1980) — Screenwriter — 433 copies
The Sword of Rhiannon (1953) 419 copies
The Ginger Star (1974) 393 copies
The Hounds of Skaith (1974) 325 copies
The Best of Leigh Brackett (1977) 313 copies
The Reavers of Skaith (1976) 276 copies
Rio Bravo [1959 film] (1959) — Screenwriter — 224 copies
The Starmen of Llyrdis (1952) 206 copies
The Big Jump (1955) 182 copies
Sea-Kings of Mars (2005) 179 copies
The Coming of the Terrans (1967) 169 copies
The Book of Skaith (1976) 149 copies
The Secret of Sinharat (1964) 122 copies
The Nemesis from Terra (1951) 103 copies
Alpha Centauri or Die! (1976) 89 copies
Rio Lobo [1970 film] (1970) — Screenwriter — 85 copies
No Good From a Corpse (1944) 76 copies
The Long Goodbye (1973 film)[Blu-ray][2013] (1973) — Screenwriter — 69 copies
Black Amazon of Mars (2010) 53 copies
People of the talisman (1964) 50 copies
Divide and Rule/The Sword of Rhiannon (1990) — Author — 47 copies
The Tiger Among Us (1957) 43 copies
A World is Born (1941) 37 copies
Solar Lottery / The Big Jump (Ace Double D-103) (1955) — Author — 36 copies
Enchantress of Venus (1949) 26 copies
Stranger at Home (1946) 22 copies
The Last Days of Shandakor (1952) 21 copies
Follow the Free Wind (1963) 21 copies
An Eye for an Eye (1957) 19 copies
Lorelei of the Red Mist (2010) — Author — 19 copies
The Beast-Jewel of Mars (1948) 19 copies
Heroes of Atlantis & Lemuria (2019) — Author — 17 copies
Rio Bravo (1959) 15 copies
The Vanishing Venusians (2009) 13 copies
The Stellar Legion (2011) 13 copies
Terror Out Of Space (2011) 13 copies
The Road To Sinharat (1963) 11 copies
Alpha : science fictionnoveller. 1 (1980) — Contributor — 11 copies
Shannach—the Last (2011) 11 copies
Citadel of Lost Ships (2011) 11 copies
Mars Minus Bisha (1954) 9 copies
Martian Quest (2002) 9 copies
Galactic Breed (1955) 8 copies
Outpost On Io (2011) 7 copies
The Moon That Vanished (1948) 7 copies
The Veil Of Astellar (1944) 7 copies
The Tweener 6 copies
The Queer Ones (1957) 6 copies
Les Hommes Stellaires (1958) 6 copies
Silent partner (1969) 6 copies
Cube From Space 6 copies
Sigue el viento libre (2019) 5 copies
Swamps Of Venus (2019) 5 copies
So Pale, So Cold, So Fair (2020) 5 copies
Mercury's Light 5 copies
Water Pirate 5 copies
Beyond Mars 5 copies
The Truants 5 copies
The Dragon-queen Of Venus (2011) 4 copies
Le grand livre de Mars (2009) 4 copies
Last Call From Sector 9g (2011) 4 copies
The Blue Behemoth (2011) 4 copies
The Shadows 3 copies
Skaith! 3 copies
Sonnez les cloches (1957) 2 copies
Storie marziane (2013) 2 copies
Runaway 2 copies
Schwelende Rebellion (2024) 1 copy
The Ark Of Mars (2020) 1 copy
Lord Of The Earthquake (2012) 1 copy
Uzak Yarin (2021) 1 copy
Ryzhaya zvezda (1991) 1 copy

Associated Works

Star Wars: The Complete Saga (1977) — Screenwriter — 297 copies
The Space Opera Renaissance (2007) — Contributor — 282 copies
The Big Sleep [1946 film] (1946) — Screenwriter — 265 copies
Space Opera (1974) — Contributor — 265 copies
The Best of Edmond Hamilton (1978) — Editor — 229 copies
American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953-56 (2012) — Contributor — 207 copies
Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (1995) — Contributor — 183 copies
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women (1995) — Contributor — 164 copies
El Dorado [1966 film] (1966) — Screenwriter — 156 copies
The sword woman (1977) — Introduction, some editions — 155 copies
Infinite Stars (2017) — Contributor — 142 copies
Three Times Infinity (1954) — Contributor — 119 copies
Hatari! [1962 film] (1962) — Screenwriter — 114 copies
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 5 (1943) (1981) — Contributor — 107 copies
American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s (2012) — Contributor — 103 copies
Space Odysseys (1974) 98 copies
Swordsmen in the sky (1964) — Contributor — 96 copies
The Good Old Stuff (1998) — Contributor — 96 copies
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 6 (1944) (1981) — Contributor — 82 copies
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Contributor — 78 copies
Women of Futures Past: Classic Stories (2016) — Contributor — 75 copies
Swords against Tomorrow (1970) — Contributor — 67 copies
More Adventures on Other Planets (1963) — Contributor — 66 copies
Echoes of Valor II (1989) — Contributor — 51 copies
The Other Side of Tomorrow (1973) — Contributor — 46 copies
Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics (2010) — Contributor — 42 copies
The Best Science Fiction Stories and Novels: Ninth Series (1956) — Contributor — 34 copies
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996) — Contributor — 33 copies
Award Science Fiction Reader (1966) — Contributor — 33 copies
Conan the Conqueror / The Sword of Rhiannon (1953) — Author — 33 copies
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contributor — 30 copies
Gentle Invaders (1969) — Contributor — 28 copies
Swords Against Darkness (2016) — Contributor — 26 copies
Shot in the Dark (1950) — Contributor — 24 copies
The Bank Street Book of Science Fiction (1989) — Contributor — 23 copies
Classic Science Fiction: The First Golden Age (1978) — Contributor — 22 copies
Twelve American Crime Stories (1998) — Contributor — 13 copies
Planets of Wonder: A Treasury of Space Opera (1976) — Contributor — 11 copies
Crisis: ten original stories of science fiction (1974) — Contributor — 10 copies
The Ash-Tree Press Annual Macabre 2001 (2001) — Contributor — 10 copies
Startling Stories, March 1951 (2014) — Contributor — 7 copies
Planet Stories 40, Fall 1949 (1949) — Contributor — 7 copies
Thrilling Wonder Stories, June 1949 (1949) — Contributor — 5 copies
Planet Stories 16, Fall 1943 (2008) — Contributor — 4 copies
Startling Stories, January 1941 (1941) — Contributor — 3 copies
Science Fiction Stories 9 (1971) — Contributor — 3 copies

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Reviews

I wanted a quick pulp read for entertainment. It was okay, but I have read much better. I'm surprised after learning about screenplays like The Big Sleep, Rio Bravo, and first draft of The Empire Strikes Back.
 
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wvlibrarydude | 1 other review | Jan 14, 2024 |
Written fewer than ten years after Hiroshima, this classic SF novel depicts a post-apocalyptic society rebuilding itself after a nuclear war. No horrors of war are shown, and people live in mostly rural and agrarian groups. Technology is frowned upon, even banned, and no town is permitted to have more than 200 buildings. The society has a very 19th century feel, and religion is an important part of most people's lives.

Len and Esau are cousins living on adjoining farms. They have heard rumors of a big city where technology has been preserved, and become obsessed with someday finding that city. When they become teenagers, they run away in search of that city.

There are themes of the conflicts between knowledge and progress vs. ignorance and the status quo. There is a good depiction of the many different religious sects and how they divide people.

There is not a lot of action in the book, and while it is a quick and easy ready, I found it a bit slow-moving. It also has a rather YA feel, not my favorite genre. So while I'm not sorry I read it, it is not one I would whole-heartedly recommend.
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arubabookwoman | 30 other reviews | Aug 16, 2023 |
I thought the first half of this (Brackett's contribution) was quite good in a surreal and quasi-Byronic way, but the second half (a young Bradbury's contribution) felt like a typical golden age “adolescent fantasy in space” story.
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Statistics

Works
151
Also by
63
Members
6,514
Popularity
#3,769
Rating
½ 3.7
Reviews
139
ISBNs
279
Languages
13
Favorited
14

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