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Top 10 Most Underrated Science Fiction Authors

By Becky Ferreira Apr 8, 2013

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Leigh Brackett

There would be no Star Wars without Leigh Brackett. Not only did she c0-write the screenplay of The Empire Strikes Back, she laid the groundwork for the modern space opera with her numerous planetary romances. Unlike many of her contemporaries, however, Brackett envisioned each of her stories as overlapping with the others, and the shared universe she created is now officially known as the Leigh Brackett Solar System. Though she's definitely part of the old guard of science fiction, her novels are just as thrilling today as they were when they hit the pulp shelves in the mid-20th Century.

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