Episode 5: Black Amazon of Mars, part 4, by Leigh Brackett

Black Amazon of Mars by Leigh BrackettEnjoy listening to part 4 of the novella Black Amazon of Mars by Leigh Brackett, first published in Planet Stories March in 1951. This is a story set on Mars at some distant point in the future–or perhaps the past. Some aspects of this story strongly remind me of the Game of Thrones Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. There are barbarians riding around the wastelands of Mars, hidden cities, walls of ice, creepy alien ice creatures, and magic. This story is pretty long so will be broken up into four sections. Here is the first installment where you meet the main character, Eric John Stark.

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