“Doorway into Time,” C. L. Moore, 1943

“Doorway into Time,” C. L. Moore, 1943 – An alien captures a man and a woman in order to add them to his museum of beautiful things.

Comments: Perhaps interesting for its presentation of the collector and his gaze, as well as for the assumption that female beauty “translates” across cultures.  Not one of Moore’s more best pieces; see “Bright Illusion” for a more thoughtful treatment of a similar subject.

Author: Wikipedia: “Catherine Lucille Moore (January 24, 1911 – April 4, 1987) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer, as C. L. Moore. She was one of the first women to write in the genre, and paved the way for many other female writers in speculative fiction.”

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About jennre

Lifelong sf fan, first-time blogger
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