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Leigh Brackett

Leigh Douglass Brackett was an American writer, particularly of science fiction, and has been referred to as the Queen of Space Opera. She was also a screenwriter, known for her work on such films as The Big Sleep (1946), Rio Bravo (1959), and The Long Goodbye (1973). She also worked on an early draft of The Empire Strikes Back (1980), elements of which remained in the film; she died before the film went into production. She was the first woman shortlisted for the Hugo Award. In 2020, she won a Retro Hugo for her novel The Nemesis From Terra, originally published as "Shadow Over Mars" (Startling Stories, Fall 1944).

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Trope-ing The Light Fantastic

The Big Jump

Leigh Brackett

What awaits us out in space? New star-drive engines promise to open up the galaxy to humankind. But the first ship to use the engines disappears, and a sole survivor returns... alone and dying of some strange type of radiation.

No one can figure out what has happened to the ship or the crew. Nor do...

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Trope-ing The Light Fantastic

The Long Tomorrow

Leigh Brackett

One of the original novels of post-nuclear-holocaust America, The Long Tomorrow is considered by many to be one of the finest science fiction novels ever written on the subject. The story has inspired generations of new writers and is still as mesmerizing today as when it was originally written.

Le...

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