Here’s a perfect story for Halloween: Shambleau. Written by one of my favorite science fiction authors, C.L. Moore, you can now listen to the story as read by the author in a recently discovered recording.

Shambleau was Moore’s first short story, written on her breaks while she worked at a bank. The editors of Weird Tales magazine reportedly closed the offices that day after receiving it in their slush pile, in celebration for the find.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Moore is an author who hasn’t had a lot of attention (although that seems to be changing), and it’s really exciting to hear her voice for the first time, reading the story that made her career.

Advertisement

Advertisement

[SF Signal]