Northwest of Earth

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Northwest of Earth
Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author C. L. Moore
Cover artist Ric Binkley
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction, fantasy
Publisher Gnome Press
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 212 pp
OCLC 1826570

Northwest of Earth is a 1954 collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories by C. L. Moore. It was first published by Gnome Press in 1954 in an edition of 4,000 copies. The collections contains stories about Moore's characters Northwest Smith and Jirel of Joiry. The stories all originally appeared in the magazine Weird Tales.


  • "The Cold Gray God"
  • "The Dark Land"
  • "Dust of Gods"
  • "Hellsgarde"
  • "Julhi"
  • "Lost Paradise"
  • "Yvala"


P. Schuyler Miller praised the collection as "full of the lush, colorful tapestry of words which Merritt did best of all, and which we lack in most modern science fiction."[1] J. Francis McComas reviewed it favorably in The New York Times, but noted that it represented Moore's "youthful" work.[2]


  1. ^ Miller, P. Schuyler. "The Reference Library," Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1955, pp.148-49.
  2. ^ "Spacemen's Realm", The New York Times Book Review, November 4, 1954, p.21