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.
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.