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The Reavers of Skaith By Leigh Brackett The Reavers of Skaith Before Eric John Stark can escape from the dying planet of the ginger star he is betrayed by the starship captain Penkawr Che Abandoned by friends and besieged by enemies Stark is a fugitive once Ru
  • Title: The Reavers of Skaith
  • Author: Leigh Brackett
  • ISBN: 9780345244383
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Reavers of Skaith By Leigh Brackett Before Eric John Stark can escape from the dying planet of the ginger star, he is betrayed by the starship captain Penkawr Che Abandoned by friends and besieged by enemies, Stark is a fugitive once Running from all those who hunt him, he embarks on a nightmare journey through deadly jungles and across predator infested seas to risk his life for those who hunger forBefore Eric John Stark can escape from the dying planet of the ginger star, he is betrayed by the starship captain Penkawr Che Abandoned by friends and besieged by enemies, Stark is a fugitive once Running from all those who hunt him, he embarks on a nightmare journey through deadly jungles and across predator infested seas to risk his life for those who hunger for his death.
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    About "Leigh Brackett"

    1. Leigh Brackett

      Leigh Brackett was born on December 7, 1915 in Los Angeles, and raised near Santa Monica Having spent her youth as an athletic tom boy playing volleyball and reading stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs and H Rider Haggard she began writing fantastic adventures of her own Several of these early efforts were read by Henry Kuttner, who critiqued her stories and introduced her to the SF personalities then living in California, including Robert Heinlein, Julius Schwartz, Jack Williamson, Edmond Hamilton and another aspiring writer, Ray Bradbury In 1944, based on the hard boiled dialogue in her first novel, No Good From a Corpse, producer director Howard Hawks hired Brackett to collaborate with William Faulkner on the screenplay of Raymond Chandler s The Big Sleep Brackett maintained an on again off again relationship with Hollywood for the remainder of her life Between writing screenplays for such films as Rio Bravo, El Dorado, Hatari , and The Long Goodbye, she produced novels such as the classic The Long Tomorrow 1955 and the Spur Award winning Western, Follow the Free Wind 1963 Brackett married Edmond Hamilton on New Year s Eve in 1946, and the couple maintained homes in the high desert of California and the rural farmland of Kinsman, Ohio Just weeks before her death on March 17, 1978, she turned in the first draft screenplay for The Empire Strikes Back and the film was posthumously dedicated to her.

    514 thoughts on “The Reavers of Skaith”

    1. This concluding volume of the trilogy The Book of Skaith 1977 begins on a surprisingly dark note, considering the upbeat ending of the previous volume, when our heroes set out to fulfill their plans to send an embassy to Pax the galactic capital, acquire the right to emigrate from dying Skaith, and finally unseat the power of the Lord Protectors But now those plans are dashed, and Stark and Ashton are captives, due to the duplicitous behavior of Penkwar Che, commander of the small mercenary star [...]


    2. I love the concept of the Skaith series evolve the sword and planet literary trope of the Barsoomian dying world The Barsoom skeleton is visible, but the flesh is given new consideration What sort of society would develop How would a planet go about dying I liked that thinking and the answers that were developed.Skaith, like Barsoom, is a planet in ecological and social decline The society that has developed to deal with the climate is deeply flawed, and those flaws become jagged as Skaith s co [...]


    3. First released in 1976, The Reavers of Skaith serves as both the wonderful finale of author Leigh Brackett s Skaith trilogy AND a fitting coda to her 36 year career Reavers, as it turned out, would be Brackett s final piece of published fiction before her death, at age 62, in 1978 Of course, the so called Queen of Space Opera was not completely idle during her final years she kept busy by writing the initial draft for a little picture to be later known as The Empire Strikes Back but Reavers woul [...]



    4. A tight finish to this trilogy Leigh Brackett leaves no loose ends and provides a fast, furious ending to Old Sun s world And she leaves hope intact for those that wish for it.


    5. The Reavers of Skaith by Leigh Brackett is the final book in the Skaith trilogy, and it s just as fun and good of a book as the first two were A quick recap Brackett s hero, Erik John Stark, has come to the remote planet of Skaith to rescue his friend and mentor During this process, he is thrust into the center of a political struggle between the rulers of the planet, the Wandsmen, and some of it s repressed groups of citizens This forces Stark to turn the entire planet on it s side, and crush t [...]


    6. This is a classic sword and planet type book The third in a trilogy by Leigh Brackett Ms Brackett was a writer from the Golden Age of Science Fiction writing for many of the pulps and science fiction magazines in the 40s and 50s when much of the Sci Fi took place in our own Solar System The hero of these stories The Trilogy is known as the Book of Skaith is her greatest fictional creation Eric John Stark Her husband was Edmond Hamilton who also wrote many Sci Fi stories at the time including the [...]


    7. 4.5 Definitely the best of the three There was one element, or plot development, that kind of annoyed me because it didn t seem to fit with the rest of the pretty tight worldbuilding, but I guess I can forgive it Brackett nails that tone of bleakness and the sorrow of things ending that seems a hallmark of the genre and like I said, the worldbuilding is super cool.


    8. I wasn t sure about the series when I picked it up, but I actually really enjoyed all three books A fast read, full of action, with just enough character development to make them seem real without overdoing it.





    9. I love Leigh Brackett s writing but this particular book didn t quite grab me I didn t read the first two however, so that may be my mistake there It s worth a look for her prose alone.



    10. It was okay with a couple of highlights but a certain passivity to the lead character which I found frankly revolting.



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