Judgment Night
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Judgment Night

by C. L. Moore
Release date: 1952
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, short stories

Four different worlds. Five different tales of conflict and discovery. All of them the unique visions of science fiction master C. L. Moore, presented here in her first published book - Judgment Night.

Released in 1952 from Gnome Press, Judgment Night collects five Moore novellas from the pages of editor John W. Campbell, Jr.'s Astounding Science Fiction magazine. 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: ''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; and ''Paradise Street'' (September, 1950) shows a futuristic take on the old western conflict between lone hunter and wilderness-taming settlers.

Contents:

  • Judgement Night
  • Paradise Street
  • Promised Land
  • The Code
  • Heir Apparent
(updated 2013-01-12)

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