Leigh Brackett





Leigh Brackett

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born
in Los Angeles, CA, The United States
December 07, 1915

died
March 18, 1978

gender
female

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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 C...more


Average rating: 3.76 · 3,064 ratings · 369 reviews · 139 distinct works · Similar authors
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 532 ratings — published 1955 — 13 editions
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The Secret of Sinharat
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“Witchcraft to the ignorant, .... Simple science to the learned.”
Leigh Brackett

“No city, no town, no community of more than one thousand people or two
hundred buildings to the square mile, shall be built or permitted to exist
anywhere in the United States of America.”
Leigh Brackett, The Long Tomorrow

“No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.”
Leigh Brackett, The Empire Strikes Back

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