C. L. Moore

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(January 24, 1911 -- April 4, 1987)

A United States pro writer who made her name in the 30s writing for Weird Tales with many classic stories such as "Shambleau" and the Jirel of Joiry series. She soon also began writing for Astounding, and after she married fellow pro Henry Kuttner formed a writing team so close that they themselves could not tell who wrote what. (The byline on stories said nothing about who wrote it.) They also frequently used the pseudonyms Lewis Padgett and Lawrence O'Donnell. Other classic stories included "No Woman Born", "Clash by Night" and "Vintage Season".

According to Sam Moskowitz., when Farnsworth Wright found "Shambleau" in the slush pile, he handed the manuscript to E. Hoffmann Price and said, "For Christ's sake, Plato [his nickname for Price], who is C. L. Moore? He, she, or it is colossal!"

After Kuttner died of a heart attack in 1958 Moore never returned to writing SF instead, writing scripts for television shows. Later, she stopped writing entirely. She was an active member of The Pinckard Salon.

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Also involved: - 1945 Best Novelette Retro Hugo - Alicia Austin - Astounding Science Fiction - Diversicon 19 - Diversifier - Fantasy Faire VII - Gnome Press - Hubert Rogers - In Search of Wonder - Mañana Literary Society - SF Weekend - Strange Stories - The Fantasy Fan

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