Lewis Padgett was the joint pseudonym of the science fiction authors and spouses Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore, taken from their mothers' maiden names. They also used the pseudonyms Lawrence O'Donnell and C. H. Liddell, as well as collaborating under their own names.
Writing as 'Lewis Padgett' they were the author of many humorous short stories of science fiction in the 1940s and 1950s. Among the most famous were:
"The Twonky" was the inspiration for a radio show recording and a full-length film by the same name.
An episode of The Twilight Zone was based on the short story "What You Need".
The feature film The Last Mimzy is loosely based on the short story "Mimsy Were the Borogoves".
As Lewis Padgett
- A Gnome There Was, 1941
- Piggy Bank, 1942
- Deadlock, 1942
- The Twonky, 1942
- Compliments of the Author, 1942
- Time Locker, 1943
- The Proud Robot, 1943
- Mimsy Were the Borogoves, 1943
- Shock, 1943
- Open Secret, 1943
- The World Is Mine, 1943
- Endowment Policy, 1943
- Gallegher Plus, 1943
- The Iron Standard, 1943
- When the Bough Breaks, 1944
- The Piper's Son, 1945
- Three Blind Mice, 1945
- Camouflage, 1945
- What You Need, 1945
- Line to Tomorrow, 1945
- Beggars in Velvet, 1945
- We Kill People, 1946
- Rain Check, 1946
- The Cure, 1946
- Time Enough, 1946
- The Fairy Chessmen, 1946 (2 parts)
- Chessboard Planet, 1946 (novel)
- Murder in Brass, 1946
- The Portal in the Picture, 1946 (novel), later published under the title Beyond Earth's Gates 1949
- Project, 1947
- Jesting Pilot, 1947
- Margin for Error, 1947
- Tomorrow and Tomorrow, 1947 (2 parts)
- Exit the Professor, 1947
- The Day He Died, 1947 (novel)
- Ex Machina, 1948
- Private Eye, 1949
- The Prisoner in the Skull, 1949
- See You Later, 1949
- Beyond Earth's Gates, 1949 (novel), originally published under the title The Portal in the Picture 1946
- Tomorrow and Tomorrow, 1951 (novel)
- Tomorrow and Tomorrow & The Fairy Chessmen, 1951 (omnibus)
- The Far Reality, 1951 (companion novel to Tomorrow and Tomorrow)
- Robots Have No Tails, 1952 (collection)
- Mutant, 1953
- Humpty Dumpty, 1953
- Epilogue, 1953 (essay)
- Line to Tomorrow and Other Stories of Fantasy and Science Fiction (collection)
As Lawrence O'Donnell
- Clash By Night, 1943
- The Children's Hour, 1944
- The Code, 1945
- The Lion and the Unicorn, 1945
- This is the House, 1946
- Vintage Season, 1946
- Fury, 1947
- Promised Land, 1950
- Heir Apparent, 1950
- Paradise Street, 1950
As C. H. Liddell
- The Sky is Falling, 1950
- Carry Me Home, 1950
- "P.S.'s Feature Flash", 1950 (essay)
- The Odyssey of Yiggar Throlg, 1951
- Android, 1951
- We Shall Come Back, 1951
- Golden Apple, 1951
- The Visitors, 1953
- Quest of the Starstone, 1937
- Earth's Last Citadel, 1943
- The Mask of Circe, 1948
- Home is the Hunter, 1953
- Or Else, 1953
- A Wild Surmise, 1953
- Home There's No Returning, 1955
- Two-Handed Engine, 1955
- No Boundaries, 1955 (collection)
- Rite of Passage, 1956
- Clute and Grant 1997, p. 741.
- Clute and Nicholls 1993, p. 903.
- Nicholls 1979, p. 445.
- Clute, John and John Grant. The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. London: Orbit Books, 1997. ISBN 978-1-85723-368-1.
- Clute, John and Peter Nicholls. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. London: Orbit Books, 1993. ISBN 978-1-85723-124-3.
- Kuttner, Henry. The Best of Kuttner, Volume 1. London: Mayflower Books Ltd., 1965.
- Kuttner, Henry. The Best of Kuttner, Volume 2. London: Mayflower Books Ltd., 1966.
- Moore Kuttner, Catherine. The Best of Henry Kuttner. New York: Ballantine Books, 1975. ISBN 0-345-24415-X.
- Nicholls, Peter. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK: Granada Publishing Ltd., 1979. ISBN 0-586-05380-8.