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Catherine Lucille Moore was an American science fiction and fantasy writer, as C. L. Moore. She was one of the first women to write in the genre, and paved the way for many other female writers in speculative fiction. She would go on to have a career in Hollywood as a scriptwriter and as a Professor of Writing at the University of Southern California.

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Black God's Kiss

Originally published in the legendary magazine Weird Tales in 1934, C.L. Moore’s Jirel of Joiry is fantasy’s first true strong female protagonist, as well as one of the most striking and memorable characters to come out of the golden age of science fiction and fantasy.

Year: 1934     Genre: Sword and Sorcery

Jirel of Joiry

The 1930s 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.

Year: 1969     Genre: FantasySword and Sorcery

The Best of C.L. Moore

Short stories by a pioneering female author who went on to become a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. This anthology includes some of C.L. Moore’s best-known and most beloved tales, including: “Shambleau”.

Year: 1976     Genre: FantasySpeculativeSword and Sorcery

The Tree of Life

A gripping tale of the planet Mars and the terrible monstrosity that called its victims to it from afar—a tale of Northwest Smith. Originally published in the October, 1936 issue of Weird Tales.

Year: 1936     Genre: Science Fiction

Jan 24, 1911 -- Apr 04, 1987
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Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1934Black God's KissSword and Sorcery
1936The Tree of LifeScience Fiction, Mars
1969Jirel of JoiryFantasy, Sword and Sorcery, Short Stories
1976The Best of C.L. MooreFantasy, Speculative, Sword and Sorcery, Short Stories




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