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A GNOME THERE WAS - and Other Tales of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Padgett, Lewis (pen name used by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore)

Author Name    Padgett, Lewis (pen name used by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore)

Title   A GNOME THERE WAS - and Other Tales of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Type   Author's First Book

Edition   First Edition

Size   8vo

Publisher   New York Simon and Schuster 1950

Illustrator   K. Chester; Edd Cartier;

Seller ID   210524

276 pp. This was the first book published under the pen name Lewis Padgett. Red boards lettered in silver on the front panel and spine; dustjacket by Edd Cartier and K. Chester. Edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with a bit of fading on the spine; price intact; previous owner's name inside. This story collection contains: A Gnome There Was; What You Need; The Twonky; The Cure; Exit the Professor; See You Later; Mimsy Were the Borogoves; Jesting Pilot; This Is the House; Rain Check; and Compliments of the Author. Henry Kuttner and his wife, Catherine Lucille Moore, were very prolific fantasy and science fiction writers until Kuttner died in 1958. Although C. L. Moore continued to write for awhile after he was gone, she virtually abandoned the genre. Henry was a member of the Lovecraft Circle and wrote some truly terrifying horror stuff for Weird Tales. And Catherine was voted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 1998. Mimsy Were the Borogoves was filmed in 2007 as The Last Mimzy, directed by Robert Shaye and starring Chris O'Neil, Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, Joely Richardson, Timothy Hutton, Kathryn Hahn, Michael Clarke Duncan, and many others. The Twonky was filmed in 1953, directed by Arch Obeler and starring Hans Conried, Gloria Blondell, Janet Warren and more. Also, What You Need was shot as an episdoe of The Twilight Zone in 1959, starring Steve Cochran, Ernest Truex, Read Morgan, Arlene Martel and others.

robert e. howard; clark ashton smith; robert bloch; frank belknap long; henry kuttner; fritz leiber; august derleth; weird tales; h. p. lovecraft;

Price = 164.95 CDN



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