---Word from Haffner:
LET THERE BE STAR KINGS!
** STARK AND THE STAR KINGS **
This long-promised book has been completed and available for delivery.
A collection of the classic adventures of Edmond Hamilton and Leigh
Brackett's signature characters, together for the first time. And with
good reason--the final story of this collection (which has remained
unpublished for nearly 30 years) brings the far-future heroes of
Hamilton's THE STAR KINGS into an alliance with Brackett's stellar
adventurer Eric John Stark. Here's a preview:
"Those ships," said Aarl, "those very powerful ships that
travel with such speed, are the ships of the Star Kings."
That name, heard for the first time, rang in Stark's mind like
the strident call of a bugle.
"The Star Kings?"
"The men who rule that future universe, each in his own
kingdom, principality, or barony."
"Ha," said Stark, and looked again. "That is right and
fitting. The starlands are too bright for grubby clerks, and
bureaucrats in rumpled suits each trying to be more common
than the next.
"Yes. Let there be Star Kings."
The Star Kings
Queen of the Martian Catacombs
Enchantress of Venus
Black Amazon of Mars
Return to the Stars
Stark and the Star Kings
Best-selling author John Jakes provides an informative introduction,
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