Author

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Leigh Brackett

American novelist and screenwriter

1915   -   1978

genre: science fiction, crime novel, Western, space opera, planetary romance
country of citizenship: United States of America
native language: English
language of expression: English
occupation: screenwriter, novelist, writer, science fiction writer
award received: Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame

Leigh Douglass Brackett (December 7, 1915 – March 18, 1978) was an American science fiction writer called "the Queen of Space Opera." She was also a screenwriter known for 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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Works

15

The Long Tomorrow

book by Leigh Brackett

author: Leigh Brackett

1955

The Sword of Rhiannon

book by Leigh Brackett

author: Leigh Brackett

1953

People of the Talisman

novel by Leigh Brackett

author: Leigh Brackett

1964

The Enchantress of Venus

short story by Leigh Brackett

author: Leigh Brackett

The Secret of Sinharat

book by Leigh Brackett

author: Leigh Brackett

1964

The Starmen

book by Leigh Brackett

author: Leigh Brackett

1952

The Big Jump

novel by Leigh Brackett

author: Leigh Brackett

1955

Shadow Over Mars

book by Leigh Brackett

author: Leigh Brackett

1951

Articles

3

The Stellar Legion ( 1940 )

article by Leigh Douglass Brackett published in Planet Stories Winter 1940

author: Leigh Brackett

The Dragon-Queen of Jupiter ( 1941 )

article by Leigh Douglass Brackett published in Planet Stories Summer 1941

author: Leigh Brackett

Child of the Sun ( 1942 )

article by Leigh Brackett published in Planet Stories Spring 1942

author: Leigh Brackett

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