Tales of Adventure and Suspense from the master of Fantasy and Horror
The Monster of the Prophecy: A lonely and displaced poet finds a home in a distant universe – where he becomes, at once, a monster, prophet and lover!
Xeethra: A young goatherd is suddenly possessed by a vision of a gold city called Calyz, where a young king once ruled... where Xeethra is doomed to rule again!
The Charnel God: Elaith is not really dead, but young Phariom can convince no-one – and now the girl has attracted the dark eye of Vemba-Tsith, the necromancer!
The Weird of Avoosl Wuthoqquan: O Avoosl Wuthoqquan. Harken to your weird. The hidden opulence of earth shall ensnare you... and devour you at last!
Master of the Asteroid: The diary of Edmond Beverly, who survived two comrades to reach a hidden planet, reveals an odyssey of stark terror!
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.