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Best of C.L. Moore, the (1975) [Collection]
by Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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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?

One of the strangest, and surely one of the most imaginative stories ever written, Shambleau was acclaimed by readers, authors and editors as the debut of a truly gifted talent in the field of science fiction. C.L. Moore was to live up to expectations when she followed Shambleau with other stirring and beautiful tales - the best of which are presented in this exciting volume. The publication of The Best of C.L. Moore is an event that SF readers have been demanding for many years. It is a rich, colorful collection of ten fantastic tales - including such classics as No Woman Born, Black Thirst and Greater Than Gods - that will send the mind to new heights of imagination. Edited and with an introduction by Lester del Rey.


  • Introduction: Forty Years of C.L. Moore by Lester del Rey
  • Shambleau (1933)
  • Black Thirst (1934)
  • The Bright Illusion (1934)
  • Black God's Kiss (1934)
  • Tryst in Time (1936)
  • Greater Than Gods (1939)
  • Fruit of Knowledge (1940)
  • No Woman Born ( 1944)
  • Daemon (1946)
  • Vintage Season (1946)
  • Afterword: Footnote to "Shambleau"... and Others by C.L. Moore

Original title: The Best of C.L. Moore
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Shambleau (1933) [Novelette]
      Author: Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore

Edition #1: Best of C.L. Moore, the

Best of C.L. Moore, the (1975)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Lester del Rey
Introduction by: Lester del Rey
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Best of C.L. Moore, the (1975)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Garden City, NY
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages: 309

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