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C. L. Moore


Black Gods and Scarlet Dreams

C. L. Moore

Jirel of Joiry, the first of the great female warriors, the beautiful commander of the strongest fortress in the kingdom, would face any danger to defend her beloved country. She wielded her bright sword against mighty armies, the sinister magic of evil sorcerers and fearsome castles guarded by the dead, even daring to descend into Hell itself...

Northwest Smith, the scarred and weathered outlaw, the legendary hero of the spaceways, forced to confront the terrible mysteries, the terrifying, mythic monsters of the universe...

Jirel of Joiry and Northwest Smith are C.L. Moore's greatest creations and she used them not only to spin spellbinding tales but also to explore the mysteries of the human psyche.

This is the omnibus edition of the collections Jirel of Joiry (aka Black Gods) and Scarlet Dream.

Bypass to Otherness

Henry Kuttner
C. L. Moore

Contents:

  • 7 - Cold War - [Hogben - 5] - (1949) - novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • 30 - Call Him Demon - (1946) - novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • 51 - The Dark Angel - (1946) - novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • 63 - The Piper's Son - [Baldy] - (1945) - novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • 88 - Absalom - (1946) - short story by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • 101 - The Little Things - (1946) - short story by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • 114 - Nothing But Gingerbread Left - (1943) - short story by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • 131 - Housing Problem - (1944) - short story by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]

Doomsday Morning

C. L. Moore

Comus, the communications network/police force, has spread its web of power all across an America paralyzes by the after-effects of limited nuclear war. But in California, resistance is building against the dictatorship of Comus and Andrew Raleigh, president for life. For now Raleigh is dying and the powers of Comus are fading. It's the perfect time for the Californian revolutionaries to activate the secret weapon that alone can destroy America's totalitarian system and re-establish democracy. Yet Comus too has powers at its disposal, chief among them Howard Rohan. A washed-up actor until Comus offers him a second chance, Rohan will head a troupe of players touring in the heart of rebel territory. Howard Rohan, double agent, caught between the orders of Comus and rebels demands Which side will he choose? Who will he play false - himself or the entire country?

Earth's Last Citadel

C. L. Moore
Henry Kuttner

During World War II, four bitter enemies are pulled forward a billion years in time by a master being from an alien galaxy. They arrive on a dying Earth--to Carcasilla, Earth's last citadel--where the mutated remnants of humanity are making their final stand against the monstrous creations of a fading world.

Thrust in the middle of this desperate struggle for survival, the last humans must put aside their differences and stop the looming Armageddon.

Home There's No Returning

Henry Kuttner
C. L. Moore

This novelette originally appeared in the collection No Boundaries (1955). It can also be found in the anthologies S-F: The Year's Greatest Science-Fiction and Fantasy (1956), edited by Judith Merril, and Asleep in Armageddon (1962), edited by Michael Sissons.

Jirel of Joiry

C. L. Moore

The fierce, proud, and relentless commander of warriors, standing tall above her enemies and simmering with rage, Jirel bids farewell to the world of treacherous men and walks through a forbidden door into Hell itself in pursuit of freedom, justice, and revenge.

Judgment Night

C. L. Moore

The original book publication of Judgement Night was issued by Gnome Press, which included four shorter works in addition to the novel. Subsequent publications of Judgement Night did not always include these shorter works.

Table of Contents:

  • Judgment Night - (1952) - novel
  • Paradise Street - (1950) - novella
  • Promised Land - (1950) - novelette
  • The Code - (1945) - novelette
  • Heir Apparent - (1950) - novelette

No Boundaries

C. L. Moore
Henry Kuttner

Here is an anthology that explores the furthest reaches of imagination and the closest areas of emotion with power and with humour and with a sense of human purpose. This is Kuttner and Moore at their best.

Table of Contents:

  • Vintage Season - (1946) - novelette
  • The Devil We Know - (1941) - novelette
  • Home There's No Returning - novelette
  • Exit the Professor - (1947) - short story
  • Two-Handed Engine - (1955) - novelette
  • About the Authors - essay by uncredited

Northwest of Earth: The Complete Northwest Smith

C. L. Moore

Contents:

  • Teaching the World to Dream - essay by C. J. Cherryh
  • Shambleau (1933)
  • Black Thirst (1934)
  • Scarlet Dream (1934)
  • Dust of Gods (1934)
  • Julhi (1935)
  • Nymph of Darkness (1935, with Forrest J. Ackerman)
  • The Cold Gray God (1935)
  • Yvala (1936)
  • Lost Paradise (1936)
  • The Tree of Life (1936)
  • Quest of the Starstone (1937, with Henry Kuttner)
  • Werewoman (1938)
  • Song in a Minor Key (1940)

Note: The Singularity & Co. e-book of Moore's Northwest Smith stories has the same contents as the 1982 Ace Books collection (Northwest Smith), and does not include "Nymph of Darkness", "Quest of the Starstone", and "Werewoman".

Return to Otherness

Henry Kuttner
C. L. Moore

Contents:

  • 5 - See You Later - [Hogben - 4] - (1949) - short story by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • 24 - This Is the House - (1946) - short story by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • 47 - The Proud Robot - [Gallegher (Henry Kuttner)] - (1943) - novelette by Henry Kuttner
  • 82 - Gallegher Plus - [Gallegher (Henry Kuttner)] - (1943) - novelette by Henry Kuttner
  • 121 - The Ego Machine - (1952) - novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • 167 - Android - (1951) - novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • 200 - The Sky Is Falling - (1950) - novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • 226 - Juke-Box - (1947) - short story by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]

Shambleau and Others

C. L. Moore

Table of Contents:

  • Black God's Kiss - (1934) - novelette
  • Shambleau - (1933) - novelette
  • Black God's Shadow - (1934) - novelette
  • Black Thirst - (1934) - novelette
  • The Tree of Life - (1936) - novelette
  • Jirel Meets Magic - (1935) - novelette
  • Scarlet Dream - (1934) - novelette

The Mask of Circe

Henry Kuttner
C. L. Moore

From on high of Mount Olympus comes an adventure in mythology, penned by a Hugo-nominated master of the genre.

Jay Seward remembered a former life in a land of magic, gods, and goddesses--a time when he was Jason of Iolcus, sailing in the enchanted ship Argo to steal the Golden Fleece from the serpent-temples of Apollo. But one night the memories became startlingly real, as the Argo itself sailed out of the spectral mists and a hauntingly beautiful voice called: "Jason... come to me!" And suddenly he was on the deck of the Argo, sailing into danger and magic.

Two-Handed Engine: The Selected Stories of Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore

C. L. Moore
Henry Kuttner

Two-Handed Engine is the largest collection of science fiction and fantasy by Henry Kuttner & C.L. Moore ever published. It features a frontispiece by Richard Powers, and an introduction by the book's editor, David Curtis.
The stories, ranging from across their entire career, include: Shambleau, The Graveyard Rats, Mimsy Were the Borogoves, Vintage Season, Private Eye, and more.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction (Two-Handed Engine) - (2005) - essay by David Curtis
  • Shambleau - (1933) - novelette by C. L. Moore
  • The Graveyard Rats - (1936) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • A Gnome There Was - (1941) - novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • The Twonky - (1942) - novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Lewis Padgett]
  • Compliments of the Author - (1942) - novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Lewis Padgett]
  • Mimsy Were the Borogoves - (1943) - novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Lewis Padgett]
  • Shock - (1943) - novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Lewis Padgett]
  • Reader, I Hate You! - (1943) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • The World Is Mine - (1943) - novelette by Henry Kuttner [as by Lewis Padgett]
  • When the Bough Breaks - (1944) - novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Lewis Padgett]
  • The Cure - (1946) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Lewis Padgett]
  • The Code - (1945) - novelette by C. L. Moore [as by Lawrence O'Donnell]
  • Line to Tomorrow - (1945) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Lewis Padgett]
  • Clash by Night - (1943) - novella by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Lawrence O'Donnell]
  • Ghost - (1943) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • The Proud Robot - (1943) - novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Lewis Padgett]
  • Nothing But Gingerbread Left - (1943) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • No Woman Born - (1944) - novelette by C. L. Moore
  • Housing Problem - (1944) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • What You Need - (1945) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Lewis Padgett]
  • Absalom - (1946) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • Call Him Demon - (1946) - novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Keith Hammond]
  • Daemon - (1946) - shortstory by C. L. Moore
  • Vintage Season - (1946) - novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Lawrence O'Donnell]
  • Dark Angel - (1946) - novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore (variant of The Dark Angel) [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • Before I Wake - (1945) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner (variant of Before I Wake...)
  • Exit the Professor - [Hogben - 2] - (1947) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • The Big Night - (1947) - novelette by Henry Kuttner [as by Hudson Hastings]
  • A Wild Surmise - (1953) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore
  • Don't Look Now - (1948) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • Private Eye - (1949) - novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Lewis Padgett]
  • By These Presents - (1953) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • Home Is the Hunter - (1953) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore
  • Or Else - (1953) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner]
  • Year Day - (1953) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • A Cross of Centuries - (1958) - shortstory by Henry Kuttner
  • Two-Handed Engine - (1955) - novelette by C. L. Moore and Henry Kuttner

Beyond Earth's Gates / Daybreak--2250 A.D

Ace Double D-Series: Book 69

Andre Norton
Lewis Padgett
C. L. Moore

Beyond Earth's Gates

THE LOVELIEST GIRL IN TWO WORLDS - AND THE DEADLIEST!

Under Eddie Burton's management the ambitious starlet Lorna Maxwell seemed headed for the top of Broadway's glamorous world of make-believe. And then she vanished - through a wall where there was no door. Eddie found himself plunging after her into a city beyond reality.

In that weird twin city to New York, Eddie became a hunted fugitive while his girl friend turned up as an ever-present face and all-pervading voice that awed and mystified the inhabitants. And Eddie learned that between him and return to his natural home stood her new manager, a mysterious figure who ruled by a tyrannical combination of super-scientific miracle and brute force.

Daybreak--2250 A.D

Two centuries after an atomic war on earth, a silver-haired mutant sets out on a dangerous search for a lost city of the ruined civilization.

The Best of C. L. Moore

Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction: Book 4

C. L. Moore

Contents:

  • Intro by Lester Del Rey
  • Shambleau
  • Black Thirst
  • The Bright Illusion
  • Black God's Kiss
  • Tryst in Time
  • Greater Than Gods
  • Fruit of Knowledge
  • No Woman Born
  • Daemon
  • Vintage Season
  • Afterword by C.L. Moore.

The Well of the Worlds

Galaxy Science Fiction: Book 17

C. L. Moore
Henry Kuttner

Terrifying disturbances have been reported in the Uranium mines of Fortuna. The minors have come to believe that they are haunted, and the delays in production have attracted the attention of the Royal Atomic Energy Commission. Their agent arrives to discover one of the mine's owners, a young woman of unknown origin, living in terror of the other, an old man with mad dreams of immortality. They follow a mysterious and ruthless would-be goddess into another world, where masked beings of pure energy have enslaved the population for thousands of years, drawing their titanic power from the unfathomable Well of the Worlds.

Chessboard Planet

Galaxy Science Fiction: Book 26

C. L. Moore
Henry Kuttner

A Variant Title for The Fairy Chessmen:

A mathematician whose research involves a type of chess played with variable rules ("fairy chess") is the only one able to solve an "equation from the future" in which the constants are treated as variables that the "bad guys" are going to use to win World War III.

Tor Double #18: Vintage Season / In Another Country

Tor Double: Book 18

Robert Silverberg
C. L. Moore

Vintage Season:

It's the most beautiful Spring the great metropolis has seen in modern memory. the sun-drenched air seems full of hope, of promise for a better tomorrow. But across the river, in the suburb on the ridge that overlooks the city, Oliver Wilson is perplexed. Who are those elegant, perfectly-poised, almost exotic people to whom he's rented his house? What impending event has drawn them here, to this sleepy suburb, as if it were the best seat in the house for the greatest show on Earth?

In Another Country:

For time-traveling tourists, the rule about affairs with the locals is clear--look but don't touch. To flout that rule is to invite endless paradoxes and complications--as the well-meaning Thimiroi finds out to his dismay, in this all-new tale by SF master Robert Silverberg, written especially for the Tor Doubles as a companion to C. L. Moore's famous original.

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