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Moore, C. L. (Catherine Lucile) 1911-1987

Works: 144 works in 354 publications in 6 languages and 4,206 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fantasy films  Science fiction  Film adaptations  Children's films  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Short stories  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: PN1995.9.S26, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by C. L Moore
The best of C. L. Moore by C. L Moore( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Lucille Moore (1911-1987) was one of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers of the Twentieth Century. Writing under the name C. L. Moore, she was one of the first truly successful women writers in genre fiction, gracing the early pages of Weird Tales and Astounding Stories. First published in the 1930s and 1940s, C. L. Moore's collection of short stories embodies the otherworldly appeal of science fiction during that time, echoing America's growing fascination with space exploration and its rapidly expanding multicultural awareness. She confronted the fallacies of ethnocentrism, colonialism, and gender bias head on, reminding readers to take off the ethnocentric-colored glasses and appreciate the variety of people on our planet (and beyond) without judgment. After she met and married Henry Kuttner she almost completely stopped writing on her own, instead collaborating with him, then moving on to writing crime stories and for television in the late 1950s. By the time The Best of CL Moore was published it had been two decades since she had written science fiction. This collection is still a great introduction to what CL Moore had to offer
Doomsday morning by C. L Moore( Book )

29 editions published between 1957 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2000 A.D. Things had changed in America. A vast, powerful and complex political machine known as Comus (Communication U.S.) now held the country in its merciless grip
Jirel of Joiry by C. L Moore( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1930's heralded the arrival of C.L. Moore, one of the pioneering women writers of speculative fiction, and the appearance of fantasy's landmark female hero: Jirel of Joiry.With her red hair flowing, her yellow eyes glinting like embers, and her face streaked with blood, Jirel is strong, fearless, and driven by honor. Her legendary debut, BLACK GOD'S KISS, begins as her castle, Joiry, is overrun by invaders, but knowing that this is one battle she cannot fight, she summons her courage and cunning and descends into the castle's hidden reaches, where she crosses through a doorway into Hell itself...JIREL OF JOIRY collects the classic tales of blood and vengeance that secured C.L. Moore's place among legendary authors of sword and sorcery like Robert E. Howard and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Originally published in the magazine Weird Tales, Moore's fantastic tales of warriors, gods, and magic are defined by a fierce, romantic vision that helped define the genre, earning her the title of Grand Master for lifetime achievement by the World Fantasy Convention.Includes BLACK GOD'S KISS, BLACK GOD'S SHADOW, JIREL MEETS MAGIC, THE DARK LAND, and HELLSGARDE
Judgment night : a selection of science fiction by C. L Moore( Book )

16 editions published between 1952 and 2019 in English and French and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Released in 1952, Judgment Night collects five Moore novellas from the pages of editor John W. Campbell, Jr.'s Astounding Science Fiction magazine: ''Judgment Night'' (first published in August and September, 1943) balances a lush rendering of a future galactic empire with a sober meditation on the nature of power and its inevitable loss; ''The Code'' (July, 1945) pays homage to the classic Faust with modern theories and Lovecraftian dread; ''Promised Land'' (February, 1950) and ''Heir Apparent'' (July, 1950) both document the grim twisting that mankind must undergo in order to spread into the solar system; ''Paradise Street'' (September, 1950) shows a futuristic take on the old western conflict between lone hunter and wilderness-taming settlers. Chosen by the author herself as the best of her longer-form writing, these stories show a gifted wordsmith working at the height of her talents
Earth's last citadel by C. L Moore( Book )

13 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four humans from the Twentieth Century are hurled forward a billion years in time by a being from an alien galaxy. They have been brought to 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 search for a way to break the deadlock in the Armageddon at the end of time....Earth's Last Citadel"--Back cover
Northwest of earth by C. L Moore( Book )

9 editions published between 1954 and 2019 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

75th Anniversary Edition! Among the best-written and most emotionally complex stories of the Pulp Era, the tales of intergalactic smuggler Northwest Smith still resonate strongly 75 years after their first publication. From the crumbling temples of forgotten gods on Venus to the seedy pleasure halls of old Mars, Northwest Smith blazes a trail through the underbelly of the solar system in 13 action-packed stories you won't soon forget
Black god's kiss by C. L Moore( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of six stories featuring Jirel of Joiry
Shambleau by C. L Moore( Book )

27 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Had Northwest Smith been able to forsee the future, he would not have shielded the frightened, scarlet clad girl from the wild mob pursuing her through the streets of Lakkdarol, Earth's latest colony on Mars. "Shambleau! Shambleau!" the crowd cried with loathing and disgust, but Smith drove them off and took the exhausted girl to his quarters. There was no hair upon her face - neither brows nor lashes, but what lay hidden beneath the tight scarlet turban bound around her head?
Shambleau and others by C. L Moore( Book )

3 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fury by Henry Kuttner( Book )

3 editions published between 1950 and 1975 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remnants of the human race have settled on Venus and aspire once again to the stars
Song in a Minor Key by C. L Moore( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short vignette about Northwest Smith
No boundaries by Henry Kuttner( Book )

6 editions published between 1955 and 1961 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shambleau by C. L Moore( Recording )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this unabridged recording, science fiction author C.L. Moore reads her first published story entitled Shambleau, which takes place during medieval times. The work was originally written in 1933
The last Mimzy by The Last Mimsy( Visual )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Emma and Noah find a mysterious box of toys on the beach, strange things start happening. The kids develop special powers and with their parents and teachers, they realize that their mission is far more important than they had ever dreamed
Lost paradise by C. L Moore( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northwest Smith embarks on a dangerous trip to learn the secrets of the moon and a lost civilization
Northwest Smith by C. L Moore( )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From C.L. Moore, the legendary pioneer of classic sci-fi, comes the collected adventures of the iconic space outlaw, Northwest Smith.First published in Weird Tales in the early 1930s, C.L. Moore's Northwest Smith stories, especially SHAMBLEAU, were hailed as some of the most imaginative and vivid science fiction stories ever to come out of the golden age of sci-fi. At a time when women were heavily underrepresented in the genre, C.L. Moore was among the first to gain critical and popular acclaim, drawing comparisons to contemporaries like H.P. Lovecraft and Fritz Leiber.Northwest Smith, now recognized by many as the archetypal space smuggler and gunslinger, is an adventurer in the classic sense of the word, and these thirteen stories chronicle the bizarre dangers, interstellar wonders, and titillating romances that captured the imagination of a generation
Judgment Night Facsimile Reproduction Of The 1952 by C. L Moore( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.L. Moore broke new ground as one of the first female authors of science fiction, and was an undisputed pioneer of the genre. JUDGMENT NIGHT is her classic space opera, a tour-de-force from the golden age of science fiction. The Lens of Death was the most destructive weapon in the history of the cosmos. Now it will decide the fate of the Lyonese, whose galactic empire is crumbling before the assaults of a new, younger race, the H'vani. The champion of the empire and its home-world of Ericon is the daughter of the Emperor, Juille: a tall, fierce Amazon who will not see her dynasty end. But Juille could never have foreseen the twist of fate that turns her mortal enemy, the godlike H'vani warrior known as Egide, into her lover. As their races clash, the two are locked in a swirling embrace of death and lust that might end in the destruction of their peoples, the galaxy, and one another. All will be decided on Judgment Night
Northwest Smith by C. L Moore( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black god's shadow by C. L Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in Undetermined and English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black God's kiss by C. L Moore( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in the pages of Weird Tales in 1934, C.L. Moore's Jirel of Joiry is the first significant female sword-and-sorcery protagonist and one of the most exciting and evocative characters the genre has ever known. Published alongside seminal works by H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, the five classic fantasy tales included in this volume easily stand the test of time and often overshadow the storytelling power and emotional impact of stories by Moore's more famous contemporaries. A seminal work from one of fantasy's most important authors, Black God's Kiss is an essential addition to any fantasy library
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