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Two Handed Engine The Selected Stories of Henry Kuttner and C L Moore

Y Lewis Padgett 243 • When the Bough Breaks • 1944 • novelette by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Lewis Padgett 271 • The Cure • 1946 • shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Lewis Padgett 285 • The Code • 1945 • novelette by C L Moore as by Lawrence O'Donnell 331 • Line to Tomorrow • 1945 • shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Lewis Padgett 345 • Clash by Night • Keeps • 1 • 1943 • novella by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Lawrence O'Donnell 407 • Ghost • 1943 • shortstory by Henry Kuttner425 • The Proud Robot • Gallegher • 1943 • novelette by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Lewis Padgett 463 • Nothing But Gingerbread Left • 1943 • shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Henry Kuttner 483 • No Woman Born • 1944 • novelette by C L Moore533 • Housing Problem • 1944 • shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Henry Kuttner 549 • What You Need • 1945 • shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Lewis Padgett 565 • Absalom • 1946 • shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Henry Kuttner 581 • Call Him Demon • 1946 • novelette by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Keith Hamm It s arguable but not by much Kuttner and Moore are the greatest married author team ever There are very few stories in this volume that didn t excite me I could list the best but I d probably list about 95% of the stories in here Here are a few favorites The Twonky which I d watched the movie before reading the book Very interesting differences Compliments of the Author is one of the best stories in this book One man vs a diabolical cat with a magical book as his only weapon It s a lot of fun Mimsy Were the Borogoves is a wonderful and dark tale Reader I Hate You is I hope based on a true story Interesting to see Kuttner and Virgil Finlay as characters in this pulp tale By These Presents is a wonderful soul selling to the devil story To hell with it I m still listing all of these stories But I will say that my absolute favorites feature the mad drunken scientist Gallegher In fits of drunkenness he invents crazy things like time machines and narcissistic robots but when he sobers up he has no idea how or why he created them He has to get hammered again to rely on drunk memory in order to solve these mysteries for monetary gain and sometimes his own freedomIf you re a fan of old HSFF pulps then you seriously need this book in your library

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Two Handed Engine is the largest collection of science fiction and fantasy by Henry Kuttner CL Moore ever published It features a frontispiece by Richard Powers and an introduction by the book’s editor David Curtis The stories ranging from across their entire career include Shambleau The Graveyard Rats Mimsy Were the Borogoves Vintage Season Private Eye and Contents7 • Introduction Two Handed Engine • 2005 • essay by David Curtis9 • Shambleau • Northwest Smith • 1933 • novelette by C L Moore39 • The Graveyard Rats • 1936 • shortstory by Henry Kuttner47 • A Gnome There Was • 1941 • novelette by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Henry Kuttner 75 • The Twonky • 1942 • novelette by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Lewis Padgett 99 • Compliments of the Author • 1942 • novelette by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Lewis Padgett 137 • Mimsy Were the Borogoves • 1943 • novelette by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Lewis Padgett 173 • Shock • 1943 • novelette by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Lewis Padgett 191 • Reader I Hate You • 1943 • shortstory by Henry Kuttner207 • The World Is Mine • Gallegher • 1943 • novelette by Henry Kuttner as b 40 stars I have not read all the stories in this collection so this review is only for the stories listed below I will continue to supplement as a read of themShambleau by C L Moore the first published work of C L Moore this story made her an instant star It begins as a fairly standard story of a classic SF rogue adventurer and then slowly changes into something darker and almost lovecraftian in tone with a very good and subtle ending The Graveyard Rats The first published story by Henry Kuttner this is a classic horror story very much in the mold of a lovecraft story with whom Kuttner was a freuent correspondent Creepy scary and well written A Gnome there was one of the first collaborations between Moore and Kuttner this is a much lighter tale but well written and very funny with a good ending Very enjoyable

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Ond 607 • Daemon • 1946 • shortstory by C L Moore633 • Vintage Season • 1946 • novelette by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Lawrence O'Donnell 681 • The Dark Angel • 1946 • novelette by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Henry Kuttner 697 • Before I Wake • 1945 • shortstory by Henry Kuttner variant of Before I Wake 715 • Exit the Professor • Hogben • 2 • 1947 • shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Henry Kuttner 731 • The Big Night • 1947 • novelette by Henry Kuttner as by Hudson Hastings 763 • A Wild Surmise • 1953 • shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore775 • Don't Look Now • 1948 • shortstory by Henry Kuttner789 • Private Eye • 1949 • novelette by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Lewis Padgett 821 • By These Presents • 1953 • shortstory by Henry Kuttner835 • Home Is the Hunter • 1953 • shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore847 • Or Else • 1953 • shortstory by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore as by Henry Kuttner 857 • Year Day • 1953 • shortstory by Henry Kuttner871 • A Cross of Centuries • 1958 • shortstory by Henry Kuttner885 • Two Handed Engine • 1955 • novelette by C L Moore and Henry Kuttne The title piece Two Handed Engine is a hauntingly wonderful tale of justice guilt and conscience in a post apocalyptic society It s justice as administered coldly and efficiently by all knowing unfeeling robots known as the Furies seemingly for the protection and survival of mankindSomeday man would rediscover sin Without it he had come near to perishing entirely With it he might resume his authority over himself and the race of mechanized servants who were helping him to restore his species But until that day the Furies would have to stalk the streets man s conscience in metal guise imposed by the machines man created a long time ago

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  • Two Handed Engine The Selected Stories of Henry Kuttner and C L Moore
  • Henry Kuttner
  • English
  • 15 November 2019
  • 9780739468104

About the Author: Henry Kuttner

CL Moore one of the four or five most important writers of the 1940s the writer whose work went furthest in its sociological and psychological insight to making science fiction a human as well as technological literature He was an important influence upon every contemporary and every science fiction writer who succeeded him In the early 1940s and under many pseudonyms Kuttner and Moore published very widely through the range of the science fiction and fantasy pulp markets Their fantasy novels all of them for the lower grade markets like Future Thrilling Wonder and Planet Stories are forgotten now; their science fiction novels Fury and Mutant are however well regarded There is no uestion but that Kuttner's talent lay primarily in the shorter form; Mutant is an amalgamation of five novelettes and Fury his only true science fiction novel is considered as secondary material There are however 40 or 50 shorter works which are among the most significant achievements in the field and they remain consistently in print The critic James Blish uoting a passage from Mutant about the telepathic perception of the little blank silvery minds of goldfish noted that writing of this uality was not only rare in science fiction but rare throughout literature The Kuttners learned a few thing writing for the pulp magazines however that one doesn't learn reading Henry James In the early 1950s Kuttner and Moore both citing weariness with writing even creative exhaustion turned away from science fiction; both obtained undergraduate degrees in psychology from the University of Southern California and Henry Kuttner enrolled in an MA program planned to be a clinical psychologist A few science fiction short stories and novelettes appeared Humpty Dumpty finished the Baldy series in 1953 Those stories Home There Is No Returning Home Is the Hunter Two Handed Engine and Rite of Passage were at the highest level of Kuttner's work He also published three mystery novels with Harper Row of which only the first is certainly his; the other two apparently were farmed out by Kuttner to other writers when he found himself incapable of finishing themHenry Kuttner died suddenly in his sleep probably from a stroke in February 1958; Catherine Moore remarried a physician and survived him by almost three decades but she never published again She remained in touch with the science fiction community however and was Guest of Honor at the World Convention in Denver in 198l She died of complications of Alzheimer's Disease in 1987His pseudonyms includeEdward J Bellin Paul Edmonds Noel Gardner Will Garth James Hall Keith Hammond Hudson Hastings Peter Horn Kelvin Kent Robert O Kenyon C H Liddell Hugh Maepenn Scott Morgan



5 thoughts on “Two Handed Engine The Selected Stories of Henry Kuttner and C L Moore

  1. says:

    40 stars I have not read all the stories in this collection so this review is only for the stories listed below I will continue to supplement as a read of themShambleau by C L Moore the first published work of C L Moore this story mad

  2. says:

    It's arguable but not by much Kuttner and Moore are the greatest married author team ever There are very few stories in this volume that didn't excite me I could list the best but I'd probably list about 95% of the stories in here Here are a few favorites The Twonky which I'd watched the movie before reading the book Very interesting differences Compliments of the Author is one of the best stories in this book One man vs a diabolical cat

  3. says:

    The title piece Two Handed Engine is a hauntingly wonderful tale of justice guilt and conscience in a post apocalyptic society It's justice as administered coldly and efficiently by all knowing unfeeling robots known as the Furies seemingly for the protection and survival of mankindSomeday man would rediscover sin Without it he had come near to perishing entirely With it he might resume his authority over himse

  4. says:

    Two Handed Engine The Selected Stories of Henry Kuttner and C L Moore is a collection of some of the best of the science fiction stories written by that incredible husband wife writing team Together they were indeed a two handed wri

  5. says:

    Most of the stories in this collection were written in the 1940s but they have aged remarkably well for science

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