The Klarkash-Ton CycleClark Ashton Smith
science fiction, fantasy, horror > weird fiction, short stories
Edited and selected by Robert M. Price.
Klarkash-Ton Cycle: The Lovecraftian Fiction of Clark Ashton Smith
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.
- "The Ghoul"
- "A Rendering from the Arabic" (alternate version of "The Return of the Sorcerer")
- "The Hunters from Beyond"
- "The Vaults of Abomi"
- "The Nameless Offspring"
- "The Werewolf of Averoigne" (alternate version of "The Beast of Averoigne")
- "The Eidolon of the Blind"
- "The Treader of the Dust"
- "The Infernal Star"
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.