Authors > Clark Ashton Smith

Clark Ashton Smith began writing fiction and poetry in his early teens. His first publication came in 1910, at the age of seventeen, when the Overland Monthly published two of his adventure tales set in the Orient. One of the "Lovecraft Circle" and a regular contributor to Weird Tales in the 1930s, he is highly regarded today for his works of exotic fantasy.

"Clark Ashton Smith (1893-1961) was a major writer of fantasy and science fiction during the first half of the twentieth century. Together with H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, Smith was one of the "Three Musketeers" of legendary Weird Tales magazine, and contributed some of the most distinctive (and controversial) fantastic fiction to ever appear in Hugo Gernsback's Wonder Stories." -- A Critical Guide to Clark Ashton Smith.

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The Double Shadow

"The Double Shadow" was originally published by the Auburn Journal in 1933 in an oversized edition limited to only 1,000 copies. Smith carefully signed and hand-corrected many typographical errors for years to come. A collection of six stories ranging from contemporary horror to weird alternate-world fantasy, it remains a fascinating introduction and showcase to his decadently jeweled prose.

Year: 1933     Genre:

The White Sybil and Other Stories

This new collection of short stories by legendary fantasy writer Clark Ashton Smith presents no less than sixteen classic works, ranging from dreamlike prose poems to sublime short stories.

Year: 2005     Genre: FantasyHorror

The Klarkash-Ton Cycle

Eleven Lovecraftian tales by Clark Ashton Smith. Includes The Ghoul, Hunters from Beyond, Ubbo-Sathla, Vulthoom, The Infernal Star, and others. Selected and introduced by Robert M. Price. This book is part of an expanding collection of Cthulhu Mythos horror fiction and related topics. Call of Cthulhu fiction focuses on single entities, concepts, or authors significant to readers and fans of H.P. Lovecraft.

Year: 2008     Genre: Cthulhu MythosHorror

Jan 13, 1893 -- Aug 14, 1961

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1933The Double Shadow
2002The Black Diamonds
by Clark Ashton Smith and S.T. Joshi
2004The Maker of Gargoyles and Other Stories
2005The White Sybil and Other StoriesFantasy, Horror
2008The Klarkash-Ton CycleHorror, Cthulhu Mythos
2013Clark Ashton Smith: A Critical Guide to the Man and His Work
by Steve Behrends
on Pulp Fiction
2020Clark Ashton Smith: A Comprehensive Bibliography
by S.T. Joshi and David E. Schultz
on Pulp Fiction




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