Welcome, connoisseurs, to the crypts of Atlantis...the caverns of uncharted planets... the most ominous recesses of the human mind.
With the resonance of Edgar Allan Poe and the scope of Jules Verne, Clark Ashton Smith's stories stand as testaments to the power of the macabre, The Last Incantation includes some of his most blood-curdling fiction.
The Death of Malygris: To his fellow magicians, he was the greatest wizard of Atlantis, and they were his greatest threat!
Seedling of Mars: The Red Planet's message was nothing less than irrational. The reprisal for rejecting it - nothing less than unthinkable!
The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis: The explorers were warned about the ancient catacombs of Mars. But no Earth man could have possibly anticipated this horror!
And including his most memorable tale: Genius Loci!
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.