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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

HENRY KUTTNER/CATHERINE L MOORE



Kuttner was kool: he was one of the Lovecraft Group, and was married to the totally fantastic C. L. Moore, who wrote for Weird Tales back in the 30s (along w/ Robert E Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, etc) and is one of my all-time favourite writers of Fantasy and the Fantastic. Her best-known characters are Northwest Smith and Jirel of Joiry...she met Kuttner when he wrote her a fan-letter; they got married a few years later and collaborated to the degree where they would write alternate paragraphs in stories, finish each others sentences, etc, and were later unable to tell who wrote what.



When Kuttner died in 1958, she pretty much stopped writing fiction (awwww....); a terrible loss, I think...

This is a recent-ish collection of her stories...



...but if anyone spots reasonably-priced copies of any of her originals, then please let me know.