Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Planets of Adventure 4 - Leigh Brackett

"Two Complete Book-Length Novels of Strange Aventures on Other Worlds in the Universe

of Future Centuries reprinted from the pages of the legendary pulp magazine of colorful, poetic space opera, Planet Stories! In Emmett McDowell's gripping adventure, death was Jaro Moynahan's stock in trade, and every planet had known his touch. But now, on Mercury, he was selling his guns into the weirdest of all his exploits, gambling his life against the soft touch of a woman's lips - the fearful Red Witch of Mercury. Leigh Brackett's incomparable classic asls. could Fand, beautiful and base, bewitch the tall swordsman from Terra? Burk Winters was a panting, shambling ape, fleeing through dark and echoing pits of horror. Behind him hissed the lashes of the jeering mob, savagely exultant at having debauched another proud Terran into something that slavered and crawled. Had the scheming Fand overlooked one crucial factor? Could the Earthbeast's love for Jill somehow free him from the superscientific thrall of her devolution ray- the Beast-Jewel of Mars? Original cover. by Allen Anderson, for the Winter 1948 Planet Stories, illustrating The Beast-Jewel of Mars."


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