The complete adventures of Northwest Smith. A dark haired man with “space bronzed” skin and pale eyes, who wears brown spacer’s leathers and carries a raygun at his side – he is a smuggler and outlaw adventuring through the solar system with his Venusian sidekick, Yarol in their small and unspectacular but surprisingly fast and agile ship, the Maid.
Northwest of Earth
Northwest of Earth contains for the first time the complete Northwest Smith stories, both primary works appearing in Weird Tales in the 1930s and also fanzine/collaborations.
- “Shambleau” (Weird Tales, November 1933). On Mars, Northwest rescues a strange, beautiful girl from the Lakkdarol mob. They become very close – but in fact, she is not a girl, nor a human being at all, and the mob had a good reason to try to kill her”¦
- “Black Thirst” (Weird Tales, April 1934). A Minga woman invites Northwest into the forbidden Venusian fortress where she lives. It turns out to be even more dangerous than expected.
- “Scarlet Dream” (Weird Tales, May 1934). An oddly-patterned shawl that Northwest picks up in Lakkdarol gives him unpleasant dreams.
- “Dust of Gods” (Weird Tales, August 1934). Northwest and Yarol take a job searching for the physical remnants of a dead god in northern Mars.
- “Julhi” (Weird Tales, March 1935). Northwest takes a wrong turn in the ruins of Vonng, Venus.
- “The Cold Gray God” (Weird Tales, October 1935). In the polar city of Righa on Mars, Northwest meets a Venusian lady who isn’t quite herself.
- “Yvala” (Weird Tales, February 1936). Northwest and Yarol go looking to capture slave-women on one of Jupiter’s moons and find out more about themselves.
- “Lost Paradise” (Weird Tales, July 1936). A little old man with a big secret helps Northwest learn more about ancient Lunar history.
- “The Tree of Life” (Weird Tales, October 1936). In the ruins of Illar, Northwest finds out more about the Martian drylanders’ past.
- “Nymph of Darkness” (Fantasy Magazine fanzine, April 1935; written with Forrest J. Ackerman)
- “Quest of the Starstone” (Weird Tales, November 1937; written with Henry Kuttner)
- “Werewoman” (Leaves fanzine, Winter 1938/39)
- “Song in a Minor Key” (Scienti-Snaps fanzine, February 1940). Northwest meditates on his own past life.
- The Women of Space Westerns by N.E. Lilly (Mar 2, 2008)