Classic SF from the golden age of the pulps, in a striking new edition! Follow Northwest Smith, SF's first true outlaw, across the galaxy!
Among the best-written and most emotionally complex stories of the Pulp Era, the tales of intergalactic bootlegger Northwest Smith still resonate strongly more than 75 years after their first publication.
From the crumbling temples of forgotten gods on Venus to the seedy pleasure halls of old Mars, the thirteen stories in NORTHWEST OF EARTH blaze a trail through the underbelly of the solar system. The quick-drawing smuggler of the spaceways who would become the model for countless science fiction heroes, Northwest Smith is SF's original outlaw.
Catherine Lucille Moore was born in Indianapolis in 1911. Prolonged illness when young meant she spent much of her time as a child reading the fantastic tales of the day, a background which no doubt spurred her on to become a writer of science fiction and fantasy herself. Moore made her first professional sale to WEIRD TALES while still in her early 20s: the planetary romance SHAMBLEAU, which introduced one of her best-known heroes, Northwest Smith. She went on to produce a highly respected body of work, initially solo for WEIRD TALES and then, in collaboration with her husband, fellow SF writer Henry Kuttner, whom she married in 1940, for John W. Campbell's ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. Moore was one of the first women to rise to prominence in the male-dominated world of early SF, and paved the way for others to follow in her footsteps. Moore ceased to write fiction after Kuttner's death in 1958, concentrating instead on writing for television. She died in April 1987 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.