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Clark Ashton Smith
Birth date: January 13, 1893
Died: August 14, 1961
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Dog-Eared Pages
Dog-Eared Pages rated it 2 years ago
Clark Ashton Smith is a name that exists at the periphery of science fiction and fantasy lore, a name often evoked but rarely read. He is sometimes dismissed as an imitator of Lovecraft; at other times, as a writer whose exotic, hot-house prose often carried him away from his subjects. Yet the title...
Keely
Keely rated it 3 years ago
I've spoken before about the constant invention and reinvention of the 'Mystical East' in Western fiction, but by and large, the reason authors do this isn't to malign the East, or to produce propaganda--these are just the secondary results--indeed, it isn't really about the East at all, it's about ...
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it 4 years ago
This last volume in the Collected Fantasies loses a point for the weakness in Smith's latter tales, especially those after the early 1930's. It is clear that Smith just didn't have the spark anymore once he was not financially bound to getting stories published. A strange situation, opposite probabl...
The Bittern
The Bittern rated it 5 years ago
I'll definitely be checking out more Harlan Ellison!Paladin of the Lost Hour - Harlan Ellison ★★★★★The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule - Lucius Shepard ★★★★½Audience - Jack Womack ★★★★½Nets of Silver and Gold - James P. Blaylock ★★★★The Phantasma of Q_______ - Lisa Goldstein ★★★★Lady of the Skull...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 6 years ago
In a mix of urban fantasy and horror these are short shorts with an average of 6 pages per story some are longer and some are shorter. They're a good mix and I enjoyed most of them.
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