Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith Vol 2 The Door To Saturn - Clark Ashton Smith

The second in a series, and better at 3.43.

The Door To Saturn : The Door to Saturn - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : The Red World of Polaris - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : Told in the Desert - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : The Willow Landscape - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : A Rendezvous in Averoigne - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : The Gorgon - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : An Offering to the Moon - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : The Kiss of Zoraida - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : The Face by the River - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : The Ghoul - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : The Kingdom of the Worm - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : An Adventure in Futurity - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : The Justice of the Elephant - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : The Return of the Sorcerer - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : The City of the Singing Flame - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : A Good Embalmer - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : The Testament of Athammaus - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : A Captivity in Serpens - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : The Letter from Mohaun Los - Clark Ashton Smith
The Door To Saturn : The Hunters from Beyond - Clark Ashton Smith

A sorcerer of the god worshipping sort escapes a sorcerer of the burn the heretics sort by using a magic door of last resort back to the planet Saturn, thanks to the god Zhothaqquah.

One follows the other, and both are stranded, but make the best of the situation with the natives and some amusing misunderstandings.

3.5 out of 5


Metal Tloon and Koums.

3 out of 5


A man regrets leaving an oasis.

2.5 out of 5


Seller's art escape.

3 out of 5


A wandering minstrel has finally organised a tryst. He doesn't expect to get lost on the way there through a forest of ill repute. Nor does he expect do do any vampire slaying in a sorcerous castle.

3.5 out of 5


A 20th century man is offered a chance to see the head of Medusa, by a man claiming to have both it and time travel powers.

He agrees, but is horrified by all the statues that were once men, and trying to flee, ends in a confrontation.

3.5 out of 5


An explorer investigates the ancient temples of Mu.

3.5 out of 5



As astrologer follows the horoscope in the stars, and when you end up with a mummy, a merman, and a salamander as guides to lead you to an ancient wizard guy, even if you have a faithful dog, it is more of a horrorscope.

4 out of 5


Murder of and lured in by.

3.5 out of 5


A murderer encounters a graveyard inhabitant.

2.5 out of 5


Knight worm interloper.

2 out of 5


A man meets a traveller, and soon learns of triplanetary conflict.

4 out of 5


A Rajah has a girl executed for being unfaithful. He shouldn't have hired her lover as his new elephant handler some years later, however.

3 out of 5


A man in need of a job takes one his wishes he hadn't. Pretty much the first request he gets, because of his skills in Arabic, is to translate some part of Abdul Alhazred's Necronomicon.

It appears he has become embroiled in a mortal dispute between two sorcerers, brothers, and one of them ain't alive anymore.

3.5 out of 5



A writer follows in the footsteps of others, and finds a trans-dimensional city.

4 out of 5


Rival morticians criticise each other. One has the misfortune to die first.

3.5 out of 5


Multiple Execution victim's Cthulhoid comeback depopulation.

3.5 out of 5


By a dwarf race that likes a bit of experimenting.

3.5 out of 5



A man goes travelling with his Chinese assistant in a time sphere. He happens to accidentally intervent in a low tech society's war, and meets some other travellers.

He settles, and sends a message back to a woman he knew via the time sphere technology.

4 out of 5



A habitue of bookshops and writer of the supernatural meets a gargoyle there. In what presumably is taking the piss out of himself, the owner of the shop berates him for knowing nothing about which he writes, whereas he has firsthand information.

This bloke is a sculptor, and he tells him how he gets his models.

Not such a nice end.

3.5 out of 5



3.5 out of 5

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