Ancient Mars: a world covered with water, with great cities and bustling quays built on the shores of timeless seas, where a rugged hero armed with a broadsword and limitless courage could seek hidden treasures and defy the gods themselves. Modern Mars: a dried-up, dying world, where desperate Earthmen compete with the last Martians and other alien races for lost knowledge and hidden power. And sometimes, in very special circumstance, these two worlds collide . . . Here, together for the first time, are the very best of Leigh Brackett's evocative stories of Mars and Venus.
|MAP OF MARS
|INTRODUCTION: LETTING MY IMAGINATION GO
|THE SORCERER OF RHIANNON
|THE JEWEL OF BAS
|TERROR OUT OF SPACE
|LORELEI OF THE RED MIST
||(with Ray Bradbury)|
|THE MOON THAT VANISHED
|SEA KINGS OF MARS
|QUEEN OF THE MARTIAN CATACOMBS
|ENCHANTRESS OF VENUS
|BLACK AMAZON OF MARS
|THE LAST DAYS OF SHANDAKOR
|THE ROAD TO SINHARAT
|AFTERWORD: THE ENCHANTRESS OF WORLDS
Nominated for the 2006 British Fantasy Award
"For sheer exotic storytelling in prose which has something in common with Hammett and Chandler, you can"t beat Leigh Brackett. If you like M. John Harrison's and China Miéville's science fantasy, you"ll enjoy these stories just as much. I can"t say how pleased I am to see Brackett back in print."
AMAZON.CO.UK, August 2005
"Over 600 pages of major Brackett stories set on Mars and Venus (plus one extra solar tale) . . . Sea-Kings delivers what it promises: wonderfully moody, broodingly spare, indefatigably romantic adventures located on the wild frontiers of a solar system Brackett, from the vantage of the 1940s and '50s, could still imagine as widely habitable."
LOCUS #537, October 2005