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to fantastic planets and other dimensions
on 5 August 2014
Clark Ashton Smith was a poet, sculptor and writer of weird fantasy, filling his tales with strange lands, planets and even stranger people. His stories are somewhat different to those of his friends such as Lovecraft and Robert E Howerd, because, whilst they can be just as disturbing, they are often shot through with a wry humour, putting them a cut above other writes of his ilk.
Always imaginative, Smiths stories range from those set in his fictitious French realm of Averoigne, to fantastic planets and other dimensions, where ordinary, everyday folks become involved in adventures of the most outlandish kind.
One of my particular favourites "The Abominationsof Yondo" is in this volume and deserves repeated readings.
A great volume and a reminder of a great writer.