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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 ...

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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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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
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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)

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  • Posted September 26, 2009

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    Excellent Golden Age Fantasy

    After reading a short biography of CL Moore, I picked up Black God's Kiss. This is a *great* collection of pulp fantasy/science fiction. I love the character of Jirel: hot-headed, honorable and self-assured. And she is opposed by some truly nasty villains (you can always judge a heroine by her rogues gallery). I hope Paizo releases more of Moore's neglected writings. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2008

    EXCELLENT STORIES AND NICE SURPRISES!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book a lot! C.L. Moore and Robert E. Howard both wrote for Weird Tales during the 1930's and both admired each others work. I can understand why after reading Black God's Kiss. I didn't know C.L. Moore was a woman until I read a letter posted on the internet where she was asking REH for more stories of The Sword Woman because only two stories ever written and left readers wanting more. Jirel of Joiry is one tough woman who not only is beautiful, brave, a loyal leader to her men, and smart! Rather than let her 20 or so men die at the hand of her enemy she goes on a dangerous quest to find a small box to return in exchange for their lives in Hellsgarde. All of the stories are excellent but Hellsgarde is my favorite as it has quite of a bit of supernatural, mystique, and more. I thought the inhabitants of the rock castle were reptilian people but I sure was wrong. This is a terrific book to read and lend to a friend. Must Reads:) Blood & Thunder, The Life & Art of REH by Mark Finn,One Who Walked Along by Novalyn Ellis REH's girlfriend, The Black Stranger & Other American Tales, The Never Ending Hunt by Paul Herman and all of his Weird Words and The Last of The Trunk, Selected Letters of REH by Rob Roehm, Dark Horse Comics of Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane, Marvel B&W comics by Roy Thomas back in the sixties, Bran Mac Morn, The Best of REH 1 & 2, Conan by Roy Thomas and Conan The Phenom, The Dark Barbarian and The Barbaric Triumph by Don Herron, Two-Gun Bob, Glenn Lord, Lord of Samarcand, Almuric, Boxing Stories, Action and Western Stories, and more. REH was and is still the best of the best story teller and poet and C.L. Moore is one of only a few people that could write stories on a regular basis that got printed in Weird Tales which says she's in unique company. Tell others about REH and C.L. Moore and keep supporting your local and online book stores. One last pleasant surprise!! Find The Beast From The Abyss which is a story about the valor and more of Cats by REH. Cats that fight river rats as big as dogs and the most herioc cat of all. This is awesome! Enjoy as it can be found on Howard Works.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2008

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    I just finished the book last night, and found it to be an enjoyable read. The first thing that stood out to me is Ms. Moore's writing style. Despite being from an earlier era, it rarely felt dated, and made for a fast read. Of the stories, 'Hellsgarde' was definitely my favorite. 'Jirel Meets Magic' and 'Black God's Kiss' were great as well. 'Quest for the Starstone' was fun, but it felt a bit disconnected from the rest. Jirel is an interesting character...tough as most men of sword & sorcery, but with a definite female perspective which sets her apart from her contemporaries. The atmosphere of these stories is fantastic! Well worth a read.

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