Happy Birthday Leigh Brackett!

Friday , 7, December 2018 6 Comments

Today is the 103rd Birthday of fictioneer, screenwriter, and Queen of Space Opera, Leigh Brackett!

To celebrate, we’re doing a roundup of some classic posts about and reviews of Brackett’s works.

Jeffro Johnson’s look at Brackett during his famed Appendix N Survey:

Jeffro also did a post on her for her centennial.

My own reviews of Brackett:

Here’s a bit of a roundtable discussion about Stark, the origin of the Barbarian class in D&D, and the “Rage” ability:

Last year, we also exposed the lie that Leigh Brackett hid her gender behind her name with the smoking gun of pulp editors correcting someone who referred to Brackett as “he”:

Here, HP talks the Stark Ace Double, and here, PC Bushi talks about Leaning Into Leigh Brackett.

Finally, here’s something for you to look forward to next year:



  • John E. Boyle says:

    All Hail the Queen of Sword & Planet!!!

    The Sword of Rhiannon is my favorite LB novel, but this idea of an illustrated collection of Stark is great!

  • Emmett Fitz-Hume says:

    Illustrated Leigh Brackett?!? Holy S#!t!

    Brackett is awesome. Still.

  • Carrington Dixon says:

    And we have the old, Planet Stories cover re-imagined. But with a Stark that more closely resembles Brackett’s description. Perhaps, we can hope for “Lorelei of the Red Mists” after the Stark run?

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