Black God's Kiss

Black God's Kiss

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by C. L. Moore
     
 

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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

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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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Library Journal

The Moorcock book features Kane, an American physicist living on a civilized Mars. He's trying to win over the yummy Princess Shizala, but to do that he must defeat the monstrous Blue Giants of Argzoon (good luck, pal). Moore's 1934 volume follows the adventures of Jirel of Joiry, one of the earliest female protagonists who wasn't just a yummy princess or damsel in distress. Black God's Kisssports six Jirel stories.


—Michael Rogers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601250452
Publisher:
Paizo Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Series:
Planet Stories Library
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

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