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E stepped forward and opened the door for generations of female science fiction and fantasy authors Earning praise from contemporaries like HP Lovecraft and Fritz Leiber as well as modern authors from Greg Bear to Michael Moorcock CL Moore remains a giant in the genre and the stories in this compilation comprise an essential addition to any science fiction libra. The stories follow a clear formula Northwest Smith encounters a damsel in distress who is Other Than She Seems and encounters some menacingly powerful otherworldly entity which he manages to resist through sheer force of will losing said damsel who is often the entity itself in the processFine enough but it starts to wear after the first three or four stories

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Northwest of Earth The Complete Northwest Smith

Pearance of Northwest Smith the uick drawing outlaw of the spaceways who would become a science fiction archetype Here for the first time ever all thirteen of Northwest Smith's adventures have been compiled into one rowdy thrill ride as sure to inspire readers today as it was seventy years agoIn a time when women were marginalized in genre fiction Catherine Moor. These stories are somewhat formulaicShambleau The introductory paragraph is a spoiler view spoilerVelikovsky would have approved of this story hide spoiler

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First published in Weird Tales in 1933 Catherine Lucille Moore exploded onto the pulp scene to become one of the most important science fiction and fantasy authors of all time In her first story 'Shambleu' Moore revealed a vast imagination beautifully descriptive prose and a throbbing sensuality rarely matched by her male counterparts It also marked the first ap. The way I ve heard it described with Northwest Smith being a Han Solo prototype I was expecting good pulpy action with rayguns and gross monsters It s like Han Solo nearly getting seducedkilled by Lovecraftian beasties often disguised as women and just barely surviving The writing is much better than I expected like Michael Moorcock at his pulpy best The stories are fairly creepy and held my interest The one gripe I had was that many of them are fairly similar in plot and structureIn conclusion creepy yes action packed no Marriage by Deception yes action packed no


10 thoughts on “Northwest of Earth The Complete Northwest Smith

  1. says:

    The way I've heard it described with Northwest Smith being a Han Solo prototype I was expecting good pulpy action with rayguns and gross monsters It's like Han Solo nearly getting seducedkilled by Lovecraftian beasties often disguised as women and just barely surviving The writing is much better than I expecte

  2. says:

    When I was around 14 I was given a library card to the San Marino library system because the local branch of the Pasadena library system I was living in Pasadena California at the time just didn't have enough books to keep me happy I was overjoyed to discover a huge selection of science fiction in the nearest San Marine

  3. says:

    Catherine Lucille Moore or CL Moore was a contemporary of HP Lovecraft and Fritz Leiber praised by Michael Moorcock and Greg Bear my collection has a introduction by CJ Cherryh who says This is an important book Read it Make sure your kids and grandkids read it It's timeless and it's that good It reminds me fondly of Andre Norton's Time TradersSolar ueen series and perhaps a bit of the show Firefly but the prose is emoti

  4. says:

    adventure fiction from the fantastic pulpsgolden age sf short stories featuring northwest smith science fantasy

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    These stories are somewhat formulaicShambleau The introductory paragraph is a spoiler view spoilerVelikovsky would have approved of this story hide spoiler

  6. says:

    This is a collection of short stories and it is because of that I actually finished If it had been a novel I would have given up because I would have known it would never improve The style was just too slow for m

  7. says:

    The stories follow a clear formula Northwest Smith encounters a damsel in distress who is Other Than She Seems and encounters some menacingly powerful otherworldly entity which he manages to resist through sheer force of will losing said damsel who is often the entity itself in the processFine enough but it starts to wear

  8. says:

    The writing style here is very intriguing but it became tiring Everything is so intricate that it becomes florid Also the first 3 stories had the same plot I did not read the rest I may come back to it in the future

  9. says:

    Northwest of Earth is an interesting study in 1930s pulp science fiction despite the fact that I did not particularly like the parts of the collection that I read For all intents and purposes the stories barely ualify as science fiction Instead they are typical Poe and Lovecraft style supernatural tales with a thin practically translucent sci fi shell In Shambleau the most famous of the Northwest Smith shorts the protagonist encou

  10. says:

    It's hard to believe that these stories were written in the 1930's except for the last one Now the concept of aliens on Venus Mars and a few other places is uite laughable today but taken for when they were written and as an alternate reality they really were uite fascinating Her world building was good We knew that NW was a smuggler and criminal from many key points but she never describes the man or his partner Venusian Yarol working ab

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