Hyperborea
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Hyperborea

by Clark Ashton Smith
Release date: 1971
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, short stories

Hyperborea, an imaginary land first written about by the early Greeks, has been the scene of many a strange fantasy, fertile ground for the imaginative dreams of many writers down the years. But surely none so rich as those of Clark Ashton Smith, who took Hyperborea and made it his own in stories and verse that glow with life, in prose of which Ray Bradbury has said, "Take one step across the threshold and you plunge into color, sound, taste, smell, and texture; into language. Here is the real world of Clark Ashton Smith, plus a hint of the other worlds whose cities dwarf the shadows that move through them..."

Edited, with an introduction, map and notes by Lin Carter.

Contents:

  • Introduction (by Lin Carter)
  • Hyperborea
    • The Muse of Hyperborea (prose poem)
    • The Seven Geases
    • The Weird of Avoosl Wuthoqquan
    • The White Sybil
    • The Testament of Athammaus
    • The Coming of the White Worm
    • Ubbo-Sathla
    • The Door to Saturn
    • The Ice-Demon
    • The Tale of Satampra Zeiros
    • The Theft of the Thirty-Nine Girdles
  • The World's Rim
    • The Abominations of Yondo
    • The Desolation of Soom
    • The Passing of Aphrodite
    • The Memnons of the Night
  • Notes on the Commoriom Myth-Cycle (by Lin Carter)
(updated 2017-01-17)

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