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Greed pulls the archaeologist Matt Carse into the forgotten tomb of the Martian god Rhiannon and plunges the unlikely hero into the Red Planet's fantastic past, when vast oceans covered the land and the legendary Sea-Kings ruled from terraced palaces of decadence and delight.

Talented enough to co-write The Big Sleep film with William Faulkner and imaginative enough to pen the original screenplay for The Empire Strikes Back, Leigh Brackett is a giant in the science-fiction ...

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Greed pulls the archaeologist Matt Carse into the forgotten tomb of the Martian god Rhiannon and plunges the unlikely hero into the Red Planet's fantastic past, when vast oceans covered the land and the legendary Sea-Kings ruled from terraced palaces of decadence and delight.

Talented enough to co-write The Big Sleep film with William Faulkner and imaginative enough to pen the original screenplay for The Empire Strikes Back, Leigh Brackett is a giant in the science-fiction field, and The Sword of Rhiannon is one of her most popular adventure tales.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780441791422
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1979
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted October 5, 2009

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    A beautiful eulogy to a fantastic adventurous Mars that never was, but should have been! THE SWORD OF RHIANNON may be the zenith of the "Sword & Planet" branch of the Heroic Fantasy genre.

    In my appreciation, THE SWORD OF RHIANNON may represent the zenith of the "Sword & Planet" branch of the Heroic Fantasy genre as developed by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Otis Adelbert Kline, and C.L. Moore. First serialized in 1949, Leigh Brackett's classic story is colorful and engaging, inhabited by intriguing beings, driven by logically rising drama, and told in a sometimes sensual prose. As conjured in this slim volume, the world of Old Mars is a world of sea kings and merfolk and mysterious gods, and a world to return to again and again: to re-visit the familiar, to catch a glimpse of something overlooked, to ponder what was only hinted at. To borrow a little from the introduction, this is a beautiful eulogy to a fantastic Mars that never was, but should have been.

    If this even remotely appeals to you, I highly recommend you join Matt Carse and his eventual companions on their frightening and wonderful adventure.

    Thanks go to publisher Planet Stories for bringing this book back into print in a readable trade-size paperback with a cover design with a period flavor to it.

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