Judgment Night (collection)

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Judgment Night
Judgement Night (collection) cover.jpg
Dust-jacket from the first edition.
AuthorC. L. Moore
Cover artistFrank Kelly Freas
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
PublisherGnome Press
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback)

Judgment Night is a 1952 collection of science fiction short stories by American writer C. L. Moore. It was first published by Gnome Press in 1952 in an edition of 4,000 copies. The collection contains the stories that Moore selected as the best of her longer work. The stories all originally appeared in the magazine Astounding SF.


  • "Judgment Night"
  • "Paradise Street"
  • "Promised Land"
  • "The Code"
  • "Heir Apparent"


Reviewer Groff Conklin characterized Judgment Night as "a rich collection indeed -- varied, imagination-stretching, written without cheapness or shallowness."[1] Boucher and McComas praised the title novel as "an opulent and exciting romance . . . written with the colorful warmth which one expects of Miss Moore."[2] In 1970, Algis Budrys characterized the novel as a "masterpiece."[3]


  1. ^ "Galaxy's 5 Star Shelf", Galaxy Science Fiction, May 1953, p.120
  2. ^ "Recommended Reading," F&SF, April 1953, p.98
  3. ^ "Galaxy Bookshelf", Galaxy, July 1970, p.104


  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. pp. 300–301.
  • Electronic edition at Singularity&Co.
  • Contento, William G. "Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections". Retrieved 2008-02-25.