Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith Vol 1 The End of the Story - Clark Ashton Smith

The first of a series of collections that includes some appendices and notes about the work.

The End of the Story : To the Daemon - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : The Abominations of Yondo - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : Sadastor - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : The Ninth Skeleton - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : The Last Incantation - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : The End of the Story - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : The Phantoms of the Fire - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : A Night in Malnéant - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : The Resurrection of the Rattlesnake - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : Thirteen Phantasms - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : The Venus of Azombeii - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : The Tale of Satampra Zeiros - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : The Monster of the Prophecy - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : The Metamorphosis of the World - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : The Epiphany of Death - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : A Murder in the Fourth Dimension - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : The Devotee of Evil - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : The Satyr - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : The Planet of the Dead - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : The Uncharted Isle - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : Marooned in Andromeda - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : The Root of Ampoi - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : The Necromantic Tale - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : The Immeasurable Horror - Clark Ashton Smith
The End of the Story : A Voyage To Sfanomoë - Clark Ashton Smith

Give me a story, D.

3 out of 5


A man trying to get away from an unpleasant bureaucray runs into a monster, a skeleton of royalty, and a lich. He prefers the bureaucracy, to this.

3.5 out of 5


Demon lamia chat.

3 out of 5


A man daydreaming about his fiancee gets a bit lost in thought. Nine skeletons of women with infants is a bit more than he can take. Luckily, the one with a bit more meat on her bones finds him.

3 out of 5


A master magician reminisces about an old girlfriend, and realises that necromancy cannot return his innocence, even if it can the girl.

4 out of 5


A student disappears, and in his effects is found the story of a visit to an abbey, and the discovery of a conflict between a holy knight and the inhabitants of a now ruined chateau.

When the student investigates, he finds a beautiful woman. The abbot goes looking for him, and tells him she is a vampire.

3.5 out of 5


Blazing grief.

3 out of 5


Unreal how colourless that joint was.

3 out of 5


Serpent prank on horror writer goes rather badly wrong.

3 out of 5


Green ghost clone women.

2.5 out of 5


Love goddess jealousy dreadful lethal lurgy.

4 out of 5


Two not too bright thieves and brigands think that an easy way to some money, given that they are broke, is a temple of the Elder God Tsathoggua.

Er...No.

3.5 out of 5


Unpublished poet given alien travel offer, his monstrous bodily form desirable for revolutionary reasons.

3 out of 5


A bit of aphroditeoforming and interplanetary conflict.

4 out of 5


A man's strange, pale, quiet acquaintance studies the ancient tomes of Hyperborea, Atlantis and Mu, and tells him that life and death states are fluid.

One day, he invites him to his family sarcophagus. A shock awaits.

3.5 out of 5


Interdimensional murderer pedantic rival's death desire leads him to take a fateful trip.

3.5 out of 5


A man wants to build an 'ultimate evil receiver'.

Yeah, he's crazy.

3.5 out of 5


Poet porking count's wife pilfered by demon.

3 out of 5


Antique dealing astronomy buff has out of this world relationship.

3.5 out of 5


Shipwreck delirium.

3 out of 5


Space mutineers new home eventually leads to monstrous journey and reprieve.

3.5 out of 5


A circus giant recounts how he got to be that way, via a society of very large women.

3.5 out of 5


History proves a bit too hot.

3.5 out of 5


The huge and monstrous flora and fauna on Venus make one explorer not very interested in returning.

3.5 out of 5


Masters of science go star cruising, but settle for new terra firma.

3 out of 5



3.5 out of 5

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