By Leigh Brackett
Leigh Brackett will be top recognized for her screenplay for "The Empire moves Back," yet her lush stories of interplanetary adventures have been exciting readers lengthy earlier than "Star Wars." accumulated listed below are the quick novel "Black Amazon of Mars" (the ultimate journal visual appeal of her hero, Eric John Stark), in addition to "A global Is Born" and "Child of the Sun."
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He remembered what she had said to him once—We are of one blood, though we be strangers. He laughed, silently, and his eyes were very bright. The tide of war had rolled on toward the King City, where from the sound of it there was hot fighting around the castle. Eddies of the main struggle swept shrieking through the streets, but the ratruns under the Wall were clear. Everyone had stampeded inward, the victims with the victors close on their heels. The short northern day was almost gone. He found a hiding place that offered reasonable safety, and settled himself to wait.
He would not be allowed to go unscathed. He drew himself up sharply then, and swore. He had left N’Chaka behind, a naked boy running in a place of rocks and sun on Mercury. He had become Eric John Stark, a man, and civilized. He thrust the senseless premonition from him, and turned his back upon the mountains. Deimos touched the horizon. A last gleam of reddish light tinged the snow, and then was gone. Thanis, who was half asleep, said with sudden irritation, “I do not believe in your barbarians.
Balin laughed. It was evening again when Stark awoke. He sat up, stretching lazily. Thanis crouched by the hearthstone, stirring something savory in a blackened pot. She wore a red kirtle and a necklet of beaten gold, and her hair was combed out smooth and shining. She smiled at him and rose, bringing him his own boots and trousers, carefully cleaned, and a tunic of leather tanned fine and soft as silk. Stark asked her where she got it. “Balin stole it—from the baths where the nobles go. ” She laughed.
Black Amazon of Mars: And Other Tales from the Pulps by Leigh Brackett