Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith Vol 4 The Maze of the Enchanter - Clark Ashton Smith

Not as good as the previous two, however The mandrakes is a standout.

The Maze of the Enchanter : The Mandrakes - Clark Ashton Smith
The Maze of the Enchanter : The Beast of Averoigne - Clark Ashton Smith
The Maze of the Enchanter : A Star-Change - Clark Ashton Smith
The Maze of the Enchanter : The Disinterment of Venus - Clark Ashton Smith
The Maze of the Enchanter : The White Sybil - Clark Ashton Smith
The Maze of the Enchanter : The Isle of the Torturers - Clark Ashton Smith
The Maze of the Enchanter : The Dimension of Chance - Clark Ashton Smith
The Maze of the Enchanter : The Dweller in the Gulf - Clark Ashton Smith
The Maze of the Enchanter : The Maze of the Enchanter - Clark Ashton Smith
The Maze of the Enchanter : The Third Episode of Vathek: The Story of the Princess Zulkaïs and the Prince Kalilah
The Maze of the Enchanter : Genius Loci - Clark Ashton Smith
The Maze of the Enchanter : The Secret of the Cairn - Clark Ashton Smith
The Maze of the Enchanter : The Charnel God - Clark Ashton Smith
The Maze of the Enchanter : The Dark Eidolon - Clark Ashton Smith
The Maze of the Enchanter : The Voyage of King Euvoran - Clark Ashton Smith
The Maze of the Enchanter : Vulthoom - Clark Ashton Smith
The Maze of the Enchanter : The Weaver in the Vault - Clark Ashton Smith
The Maze of the Enchanter : The Flower-Women - Clark Ashton Smith

Spousal slayage profitable, until her vestigial visage wreaks vegetable vengeance.

4.5 out of 5


A monster kills some religious types, and a man experienced with supernatural matters is asked to assist. They are surprised at its true nature.

3 out of 5


Alien mountain climber meeting abduction brain operation tortuous communication deterioration.

3 out of 5


A sexy statue unearthed gives a bunch of monks the horn, and resists attempts at destruction.

3.5 out of 5


Poet has a thing for frigid pale woman.

4 out of 5


A group does bad things to a powerful man they don't like too much. They make a deadly serious mistake with some mystical objects in the process.

2.5 out of 5


A rocket planet chase and pursuit of Japanese skies towards San Francisco ends up anywhere but.

Another planet with telepathic monster overlords, in fact.

3.5 out of 5


Three earth adventurers on Mars, go underground with some locals. It gets a tad Wyndham from there.

3 out of 5


Hunter's penetration of loathsome labryinth leaves him many bricks shy of a load.

4 out of 5


A particular pastoral location draws artistic types, to their cost.

2.5 out of 5


Strange light, strange beings, ends in strange journey and return.

2.5 out of 5


A man looks for a woman who has a sleeping sickness. She is abducted and taken to the death god Mordiggian. It seems he only wants dead people though, to her abductors dismay. His priests are also easy to annoy.

3.5 out of 5


You should not be mean to boys that grow up to be all powerful necromancers. Especially when they invite you to dinners inhabited by untold monsters.

4 out of 5


Be nice to necromancer prisoners, generally speaking.

3.5 out of 5


Martian Alien Underlord's visitors are in for a long term stay if not helpful.

3.5 out of 5



Two men are sent to retrieve a mummy of a wizard by their king. Dutch courage is definitely required as they can't work out whether it is worse to obey or disobey.

4 out of 5


A sorcerer is bored with his self-styled omnipotence. Wandering off lacking in aids, some flower-sirens and reptile magician do more than relieve his tedium.

3 out of 5



3.5 out of 5

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