Black God's Kiss

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Diamond Comic Distributors, 2007 - Fiction - 222 pages
33 Reviews
First published in the pages of Weird Tales in 1934, C.L. Moore's Jirel of Joiry is the first significant female sword and sorcery protagonist and one of the most exciting and evocative characters the genre has ever known. Published alongside seminal works by H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, the five classic fantasy tales included in this volume easily stand the test of time and often overshadow the storytelling power and emotional impact of stories by Moore's more famous contemporaries. A seminal work from one of fantasy's most important authors, Black God's Kiss is an essential addition to any fantasy library.

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CL Moore's "Black God's Kiss" collects all six Jirel of Joiry stories (including Quest of the Starstone, the Jirel/Northwest Smith crossover). Moore's greatest strength is her fantastic vocabulary and ... Read full review

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I made it about a third of the way through this book before giving up. It was all about atmosphere. Page after page of description of shadows and flickering lights and the voice forever calling. This ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

C. L. Moore (1911 1987), an influential science fiction and fantasy writer, was one of the first women to write in either genre. Her acclaimed Jirel of Joiry stories first appeared in pulp magazines in the 1930s. Moore was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 1998.

Suzy McKee Charnas is the author of over a dozen works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, including the Holdfast series from Tor Books and the Sorcery Hall series of books for young adults. She is the winner of the Hugo Award (for her short story "Boobs") and has won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award twice, once retrospectively for the first two Holdfast books and then for "The Conqueror's Child", final volume of the Holdfast series. She adapted her novel, "The Vampire Tapestry", for the stage in the late 1990s.

She was born and brought up in New York City, the setting for the Sorcery Hall books, and she currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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