One of the few women writers published in the science fiction magazines of the 30s and through the Golden Age of 1938 to 1946, C.L. Moore said that she used her first initials (Catherine Lucille) to conceal her writing career from her employer, the Fletcher Trust Company. While she might have been brushing off the question, using her initials left readers thinking that she was a man.
1957 Galaxy Science Fiction Novel "Shambleau"
Art by Wallace Wood.
October 1934 Weird Tales "The Black God's Kiss"
Painting by Margaret Brundage
Northwest Smith starred in several more stories, published in the April, May and August 1934 issues of Weird Tales. The October 1934 issue featured a new story and character – Jirel of Joiry – the female protagonist in a traditionally male domain, sword and sorcery. The same month, Moore's "The Bright Illusion" was published in Astounding Science Fiction. She continued writing stories for the magazine market through the 1930s.
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After Kuttner died in 1958, Moore's writing career slowed and after her marriage to Thomas Reggie in 1963, it ended.
Moore participated in the Tom and Terri Pinckard Science Fiction literary salon and contributed to literary discussions with many noted science fiction authors. She was nominated as the first woman Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America, but sadly, she had developed Alzheimer's. Her husband asked the SFWA to withdraw the nomination due to her condition. She died on April 4, 1987.
Moore was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 1998.
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