In 1933 C. L. Moore contributed the first of her famous Northwest Smith stories to the old Weird Tales magazine. (Remarkable in that she was not only young, but a woman who was featured in a magazine dominated by male authors.)
That shadowy tale was called "Shambleau" and it took the Gorgon/Medusa legend out of earthly trappings and placed it on other worlds.
The Northwest Smith stories continued over a period of years with a great degree of success. Scarlet Dream offers ten of these fantastic, interplanetary tales, personally selected for this volume by the author.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lyndatrue - LibraryThing
This is one of my favorite covers, of any of her books. As another reviewer notes, this is missing two of the stories, which appear in "Northwest of Earth" (which also has an introduction by C. J ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RandyStafford - LibraryThing
"Shambleau", the opening story of this series, was Moore's first sale and made her reputation. With a prelude that established a back story of ancient alien civilizations on Venus and Mars and a ... Read full review