The Tree of Life
Ancient Space Wizards.
Northwest Smith, Outlaw with a Raygun.
Of the twelve tales that chronicled the exploits of the ever-adventurous space smuggler, the first ten were published in the pages of Weird Tales Magazine under legendary editor Farnsworth Wright. The Tree of Life was the tenth penned by C.L. Moore and originally showed up in the October 1936 issue.
As you may have noticed, Northwest encounters an inordinately large number of extremely beautiful women, both human and otherwise. What do they have in common? They always seem to bring the kind of trouble NW can't resist getting into.
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