Thursday, January 24, 2013

C. L. Moore

"She was tall as most men, and as savage as the wildest of them, and the fall of Joiry was bitter enough to her heart as she stood snarling curses up at her conqueror.
The face above her mail might not have been fair in a woman's head-dress, but in the steel setting of her armor it had a biting, sword-edge beauty as keen as the flash of blades. The red hair was short upon her high, defiant head, and the yellow blaze of her eyes held fury as a crucible holds fire."

from "Black God's Kiss"


  1. The Jirel stories have a sort of dark power to them, unlike anything else. And the Northwest Smith tales are pretty amazing too.

  2. The first Jirel story I read was "Hellsgarde" and I found it unpleasant in the best possible way. Somehow, I've still never read any of the Northwest Smith stories. They just sit on the shelf mocking my lax reading habits.

  3. My favorite is 'Jirel Meets Magic'. Has a very surreal feel to it.