The Abominations of YondoClark Ashton Smith
science fiction, fantasy, horror > weird fiction, short stories
Cosmic horror... Daemonic strangeness... Weird-heroic fantasy... The macabre and terrible visions of Clark Ashton Smith...
Here are 17 bizarre stories by master fantasist Clark Ashton Smith, who was described by H. P. Lovecraft as "unexcelled by any other writer, dead or living". They will take you into unearthly realms of fantasy and horror beyond your wildest nightmares...
- The Abominations of Yondo
- The White Sybil
- The Ice-Demon
- The Voyage of King Euvoran
- The Witchcraft of Ulua
- The Master of the Crabs
- A Vintage from Atlantis
- The Enchantress of Sylaire
- The Dweller in the Gulf
- The Dark Age
- The Devotee of Evil
- The Nameless Offspring
- The Epiphany of Death
- The Third Episode of Vathek (with William Beckford)
- The Mirror in the Hall of Ebony
- The Passing of Aphrodite
Clark Ashton Smith (1893–1961) was a poet, sculptor, painter and author of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories. It is for these stories, and his literary friendship with H. P. Lovecraft from 1922 until Lovecraft's death in 1937, that he is mostly remembered today. With Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, also a friend and correspondent, Smith remains one of the most famous contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales.
Photo: Clark Ashton Smith in 1912. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.