Just added to the ever expanding LibriVox audiobook catalogue: Black Amazon of Mars by Leigh Brackett!
Featuring Brackett’s interplanetary hero, Eric John Stark, it was later expanded into the novel People Of The Talisman. Narrator Gregg Margarite pointed out to me that the original cover art from the magazine publication, the ACE books version (People Of The Talisman) and pretty much every depiction of Eric John Stark up to the modern Paizo Publishing’s editions have all painted Stark as pale skinned, and sometimes as a blond too, this despite Stark being described as black-skinned and having black hair.
Black Amazon Of Mars
By Leigh Brackett; Read by Gregg Margarite
3 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – Approx. 2 Hours 35 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: October 2010
Carrying out the last wishes of a comrade, mercenary Eric John Stark takes on the task of returning a stolen talisman to a walled city near the Martian pole; a city that guards the mysterious Gates of Death. Now all he has to do is get past the brutal clans of Mekh and the shadowy Lord Ciaran to get to Kushat where they’ll probably attempt to kill him. All while he tries to hold on to a talisman that imprints ancient memories of the Gates in his mind. That’s not easy for a human raised by Mercurian aborigines. First published in Planet Stories, March 1951.
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[Thanks also to Betty M.]
Posted by Jesse Willis