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The Tree of Life by C. L. Moore

The Tree of Life (original 1963; edition 2011)

by C. L. Moore

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Title:The Tree of Life
Authors:C. L. Moore
Info:Aegypan (2011), Paperback, 44 pages
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Tags:Science Fictiion, $Kindle

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The Tree of Life by C. L. Moore (1963)



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Some conversations with a friend about the (few) early women in science fiction led me to pick up one of Catherine Moore's books—they don't get much earlier. She was one of my favorites when I was younger, both her standalone stuff and her collaborations with her husband, Henry Kuttner.

The Tree of Life is one of her books featuring the anti-hero, Northwest Smith. Like many of her works, it's technically science fiction but edges into horror. I enjoyed it, though not as much as her most famous with that protagonist, "Shambleau".

It feels quite dated, so I'd only recommend it if you're a hardcore fan of the genre and nostalgic for a bit of 1950s fare. ( )
  TadAD | Nov 7, 2012 |
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There was neither food nor water in these ancient Martian ruins, and Northwest Smith knew that it could be only a matter of time before the urgencies of his own body would drive him out to signal those wheeling Patrol ships and trade his hard-won liberty for food and drink.
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