The Softcover edition of Leigh Brackett’s Queen of the Martian Catacombs with foreword by Nathan Housley, the Pulp Archivist, is out today on Amazon and through various retailers online! This is a great edition for readers of all ages and features a dozen illustrations by StarTwo.
For the collectors, today is also the day that the Deluxe hardcover omnibus drops. This edition collects all three Stark adventures + includes an appendix of nearly 100 pieces of art not included in the trade releases.
If that’s not enough Stark for you, we have Illustrated Stark merchandise available now on our Teepublic store!
Finally, we’re taking advertisements now for our Summer Special, which will feature among other things, a new novelette from Misha Burnett and the return of Schuyler Hernstrom to the pages of Cirsova! Space in this issue is extremely limited, and the back cover is already gone. Check our rates page and reach out if you are interested in taking an ad out with us.
John E. Boyle has been a long-time supporter of Cirsova Magazine, and there’s a lot that would not have been possible were it not for him. [He has regularly advertised with us and hired me to do layout for his print editions].
Check out this interview with John here at Castalia House about his Children of Khetar series.
Leigh Brackett’s “Queen of the Martian Catacombs” is the guilty pleasure reading you’ve always wanted without quite knowing you wanted it. Incredibly, it effortlessly combines many awesome things together at once in a way that would be impossible to imagine without actually reading it:
Savagery that explodes off the page just like in Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan.
Contempt for decadent civilizations that explodes off the page just like in Robert E. Howard’s Conan.
Scintillating femme fatales and genuinely appealing feminine foils that explode off the page just like in A. Merritt’s best novels.
It is AWESOME.
And it even packs in the sort of “you’re my only hope moment” that would energize the opening act of Star Wars. That’s not much of a surprise coming from the woman that would ultimately be tapped to write a script for The Empire Strikes Back.