Re: Leigh Brackett
Well, I like The Starmen of Llyrdis, but I don't know that it's the best introduction to her. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with much of The Halfling and Other Stories but I figure that'd be the better introduction of the two if it's at all well selected, as giving a variety of her work - looks like, along with the title story, you'll get a Stark story from Planet Stories and quite a bit from Merwin's Startling and Thrilling Wonder. Still, you might want to hold out for the Ace double of Stark stories, The Sword of Rhiannon, or the Ballantine "Best" or something. But The Halfling could work out, too.