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  1. says:

    I've been looking forward to reading another collection by this author for a while now after being extremely impressed with the fir

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    A collection of short fiction by the friend of H P Lovecraft and generally reckoned to be a better wordsmith than Lovecraft Smith's prose is baroue and lavish full of detailed descriptions long words and some you need to resort to a dictionary to understand The effect of his prose is stronger in landscape building and imagery than in plotThe

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    Gorgeous luxuriant and feverishly distorted visions of infinite spheres and multiple dimensions it may be the sta

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    Here the whole is greater than the sum of the parts because the stories span many genres Clark Ashton Smith collections could have been done b

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    This was my first time reading Clark Ashton Smith a writer from around the same era as Lovecraft that writes in a similar vein but with a sci fi fantasy feel Smith had a little character development and dialogue in his stories than Lovecraft but he definitely needed to lay off the ol’ thesaurusThis collection starts out with some earth based tales about haunted willow groves magically entering paintings daydream nightmares and a

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    Still outstanding after all these years Genius Loci is a collection of some of Smith's short stories from the 1930s including Vulthoom set on a very alien Mars and the creepy The Colossus of Ylourgne one of his longer stories Smith's predilect

  7. says:

    I like the gentle and subtle fantasy of a Robert Nathan love story Portrait Of Jennie or The Married Look that may

  8. says:

    Again just the title book read here not the whole compendium Now this this is the definition of a slow burn When I first started I was like 'bah this is just going to be a story describing an evil meadow' and near

  9. says:

    Brilliantly weirdly imaginative Clark Ashton Smith delivers completely strange tales

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    Just all around great stuff

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The weirdest realms in fantasyHere again in these sixteen stories are the gorgeous luxuriant and feverishly distorted visions of infinite spheres and multiple dimensions which have made of Clark Ashton Smith's work something uniue in the annals of the macabre In this collection there are tales of Hyperbore. I ve been looking forward to reading another collection by this author for a while now after being extremely impressed with the first two reprints of the Arkham House collections I read Out of Space and Time and Lost Worlds Unfortuantely Bison haven t yet brought this collection back into print but I finally managed to auire an old panther reprint from the 70 sOnce again it is a pleasure to immerse myself in his dense rich and iridescent prose No one paints alien landscapes as vividly as Smith He has a masterful command over the English language and throws words together in ways you never thought possible He delights in stretching the reader s imagination to the utmost limits and and challenges himself to help the reader visualise the indescribable This is Smith s forte and in this regard he knows no eual that I know ofHis weaknesses are perhaps his character and plot development They are mere vehicles for exploring his luscious landscapes and experiencing his fearfully imagined grotesueries For some this may impair their enjoyment of his work All I can say is you can t have everything Having said that this collection is not as strong as the previous two I mentioned Whilst still having some very good stories in here rarely does he rich the dizzy hights of excellence achieved in previous collections Some of the stories feel a little rushed not uite as carefully thought out as they might have been I would not recommend this as the place to start with this authorAs in the previous collections there are a wide variety of stories coming from the various cycles he is famous for Hyperborea Averoigne and Zothiue There are dark fantasties tales of science fiction and outright horror My favourites include The Eternal World A Star Change The Disinterment of Venus The Garden of Adompha and The Black Abbot of Puthuum Fire in the Sky in fantasyHere again olga spessivtzeva in these sixteen stories are the gorgeous luxuriant and feverishly distorted visions of ¡Que vengan cuando quieran! infinite spheres and multiple dimensions which have made of Clark Ashton Smith's work something uniue I Am Providence in the annals of the macabre In this collection there are tales of Hyperbore. I ve been looking forward to reading another collection by this author for a while now after being extremely An Unexpected Magick (The Draegan Lords, impressed with the first two reprints of the Arkham House collections I read Out of Space and Time and Lost Worlds Unfortuantely Bison haven t yet brought this collection back The Weirdest Noob (The Weirdest Noob into print but I finally managed to auire an old panther reprint from the 70 sOnce again WeVe Only Just Begun it Real Estate Mistakes is a pleasure to Computer Network Time Synchronization immerse myself Lara Croft, Tomb Raider (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in his dense rich and Ignition iridescent prose No one paints alien landscapes as vividly as Smith He has a masterful command over the English language and throws words together Mitologii subiective in ways you never thought possible He delights Between Heaven and Mirth in stretching the reader s Biogenealogy imagination to the utmost limits and and challenges himself to help the reader visualise the Sobre el anarquismo (Biblioteca de Divulgación Anarquista indescribable This ABOUT ANARCHISM is Smith s forte and Absolute Trust (Renegade, imagined grotesueries For some this may La isla de la calavera impair their enjoyment of his work All I can say Paleontology and Paleoenvironments is you can t have everything Having said that this collection Manga is not as strong as the previous two I mentioned Whilst still having some very good stories The Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance in here rarely does he rich the dizzy hights of excellence achieved Prayer For Little Things in previous collections Some of the stories feel a little rushed not uite as carefully thought out as they might have been I would not recommend this as the place to start with this authorAs A Treatise on Time and Space in the previous collections there are a wide variety of stories coming from the various cycles he The White Lantern is famous for Hyperborea Averoigne and Zothiue There are dark fantasties tales of science fiction and outright horror My favourites Kingsbane (Empirium, include The Eternal World A Star Change The Disinterment of Venus The Garden of Adompha and The Black Abbot of Puthuum

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Genius Loci and Other Tales

A Zothiue Averoigne Atlantis Xiccarph and other vanished worlds of Smith's unparalleled creation Here are such unforgettable tales as Vulthoom The Colossus of Ylourgne The Charnel God The Black Abbot of Puuthuum The Weaver in the Vault and others None strikes the note of cosmic horror as well as Clark Asht. This was my first time reading Clark Ashton Smith a writer from around the same era as Lovecraft that writes in a similar vein but with a sci fi fantasy feel Smith had a little character development and dialogue in his stories than Lovecraft but he definitely needed to lay off the ol thesaurusThis collection starts out with some earth based tales about haunted willow groves magically entering paintings daydream nightmares and apparitions before going full on trippy with other worldly space alien stuff Within these stories we get some great imagery including skeletons carrying baby skeletons ten foot tall aliens drug hallucinations strange flowers moonfish discs goblins necromancy Gods magicians satyrs priests walking corpses giant demons and my personal favourite human body parts grafted onto plants in a gardenMy issues were that uite a few of these stories felt like I was being dropped into the middle of worlds that Smith has created without any prior introduction Also these were not easy reading page turners They were dense and for all that wordiness I dont recall getting overly moved emotionally or scared by any of the storiesOverall Smith didn t make as much of an impact on me as Lovecraft but I thought that these were fun imaginative stories and I ll pick up of his work if I come across itI give this 375 overallGenius Loci 5 The Willow Landscape 3 The Ninth Skeleton 3 The Phantoms of the Fire 3 The Eternal World 4 Vulthoom 45 A Star Change 45 The Primal City 4 The Disinterment of Venus 3 The Colossus of Ylournge 4 The Satyr 35 The Garden of Adompha 4 The Charnel God 35 The Black Abbot of Puthoom 35 The Weaver in the Vault 35 Secretos del Cosmos in the Vault and others None strikes the note of cosmic horror as well as Clark Asht. This was my first time reading Clark Ashton Smith a writer from around the same era as Lovecraft that writes The Secret Treasons in a similar vein but with a sci fi fantasy feel Smith had a little character development and dialogue مريض الوهم in his stories than Lovecraft but he definitely needed to lay off the ol thesaurusThis collection starts out with some earth based tales about haunted willow groves magically entering paintings daydream nightmares and apparitions before going full on trippy with other worldly space alien stuff Within these stories we get some great The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death imagery ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, including skeletons carrying baby skeletons ten foot tall aliens drug hallucinations strange flowers moonfish discs goblins necromancy Gods magicians satyrs priests walking corpses giant demons and my personal favourite human body parts grafted onto plants Doctor y campeón in a gardenMy La corruptrice issues were that uite a few of these stories felt like I was being dropped Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves into the middle of worlds that Smith has created without any prior The Purpose-Guided Universe introduction Also these were not easy reading page turners They were dense and for all that wordiness I dont recall getting overly moved emotionally or scared by any of the storiesOverall Smith didn t make as much of an The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion impact on me as Lovecraft but I thought that these were fun The Academy imaginative stories and I ll pick up of his work Full Dark, No Stars if I come across If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, itI give this 375 overallGenius Loci 5 The Willow Landscape 3 The Ninth Skeleton 3 The Phantoms of the Fire 3 The Eternal World 4 Vulthoom 45 A Star Change 45 The Primal City 4 The Disinterment of Venus 3 The Colossus of Ylournge 4 The Satyr 35 The Garden of Adompha 4 The Charnel God 35 The Black Abbot of Puthoom 35 The Weaver 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida in the Vault 35

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On Smith In sheer daemonic strangeness and fertility of conception Smith is perhaps unexcelled by any other writer dead or living HP Lovecraft He had a monstrously vivid imagination a keenly ironic sense of humour and an uninhibited bent for the macabre L Sprague de CampCover illustration by Brice Penningt. I like the gentle and subtle fantasy of a Robert Nathan love story Portrait Of Jennie or The Married Look that may involve time travel or mystical figures appearing from mists but the heavier fantasy of full blown descriptions of landscapes with purple skies strange creatures and armoured warriors with appropriately fantastical names living in worlds and cultures that are painstakingly described are not my thing Even in the little fantasy and sci fi that I read I want something to latch onto With Nathan it s the emotion and longing between believable characters or merely characters finding themselves in bizarre situations The Enchanted Voyage Call me intolerant if you like but I don t much care for a diaphanous jelly nor paragraphs of fantastical landscape descriptions populated by beings with complex hierarchical setupsOK blahdy blah so why did I read this in the first place uite simply because I d read the title story Genius Loci in another collection I loved the atmospheric tale of a painter haunted by a landscape and a man appearing at the corner of his eye As it turned out when I bought this book made up of all Clark Ashton Smith stories Genius Loci turned out not to be the norm There were two other stories mind you that I did like A Star Change is perhaps sci fi about a man taken by aliens and changed for life a truly horrific ending And lastly there s The Colossus Of Ylourgne in which the followers of a dying wizard carry out his wishes to build something huge These three stories are probably horror based and not the descriptive prose that make up much of this collectionClark Ashton Smith is a very literate writer and as long as his stories steer away from the out and out fantasy he holds my interest The Willow Landscape The Phantoms Of Fire Vulthoom The Primal City The Disinterment Of Venus and The Satyr are all readableI gave it a go but I m not sure for me it s worth wading through stories of endless wordy descriptions to find the odd gold nugget