Judgment Night (collection)

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Judgment Night
Judgement Night (collection) cover.jpg
Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author C. L. Moore
Cover artist Frank Kelly Freas
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction short stories
Publisher Gnome Press
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 344 pp

Judgment Night is a 1952 collection of science fiction short stories by 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.


  • "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