Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith Vol 3 A Vintage From Atlantis - Clark Ashton Smith

The volume with the two best stories. The Holiness of Azedarac and The Vaultos of Yoh-Vombis, so a little better again than the second.

A Vintage From Atlantis : The Holiness of Azédarac - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : The Maker of Gargoyles - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : Beyond the Singing Flame - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : Seedling of Mars - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : The Eternal World - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : The Demon of the Flower - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : The Nameless Offspring - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : A Vintage from Atlantis - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : The Weird of Avoosl Wuthoqquan - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : The Invisible City - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : The Immortals of Mercury - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : The Empire of the Necromancers - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : The Seed from the Sepulcher - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : The Second Interment - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : Ubbo-Sathla - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : The Double Shadow - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : The Plutonian Drug - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : The Supernumerary Corpse - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : The Colossus of Ylourgne - Clark Ashton Smith
A Vintage From Atlantis : The God of the Asteroid - Clark Ashton Smith

Account of astronomic argument's awful outcome.

3 out of 5


A necromancer bails town so he doesn't become possible raw material for another necromancer.

Ending up with monks, evil diabolical dwarves, and a colossus is somewhat of an improvement, if not a pleasant one.

4 out of 5


Poisoned body's state is insane.

3 out of 5


Plutonium comes from Pluto, and lots of the interplanetary drugs are very trippy, even literally.

3 out of 5


Sorcerers, summonings and some nasty transmogrifications.

2.5 out of 5


A man, through a strange crystal and knowledge from the Book of Eibon communes with an ancient Hyperborean sorcerer.

4 out of 5


Premature burial precautions.

3.5 out of 5


A discovery leads a man to have a bad Swamp Thing type experience.

4 out of 5


A pair of Necromancers, exiled from one city because of their practices, make themselves and empire of the undead.

They grow lax and redolent, and one of their raisings himself was a sorcerer with some necromantic knowledge.

Revolution.

3 out of 5


An explorer on Mercury comes to, dazed and confused, and is carried to the city of the titular beings. In order to be so, they must use the elements of living people.

Not wanting explorers to let people know about them on other planets, they choose him as one of the ingredient people.

Even if he escapes, it is not very nice on the surface of Mercury.

4 out of 5


An archaeological expedition gets itself into a bad way until it stumbles onto the titular area:

"I still feel like a sort of dirigible," he commented. "Say, I think we'd better leave this out of our report to the museum. A city, a people, all invisible, in the heart of the Lob-nor — that would be too much for scientific credibility."

"I agree with you," said Furnham, "the whole business would be too fantastic, outside of a super-scientific story. In fact," he added a little maliciously, "it's even more incredible than the existence of the ruins of Kobar."

3 out of 5


A beggar prophesises that man's greed will be his undoing. More to the point, some emeralds, and he meant it literally.

3 out of 5


Fancy pirate grog is scary.

3.5 out of 5


A man on motorcycle gets lost in the mist. He seeks shelter at a large house. A strange old man lives there, who is almost never seen. Bad things happened to his wife. Ghoulish offspring.

2.5 out of 5


On this planet, the flora is top dog. With their own priest cult and everything. When a man's fiance is due to be a sacrifice, he tries to do something about it.

3.5 out of 5


A man labors long to build a time machine. When he finally travels, the entities he meet make him pretty insignificant.

3 out of 5


Martian Odyssey mummy and vampire doom.

4.5 out of 5


Football interruption UFO kidnapping upheaval.

3.5 out of 5


A City reunion.

3.5 out of 5



Stone man muncher goes to church after dinner.

4 out of 5


A priest investigates another of their order who likes the whole Azathoth and Elder Gods thing just a bit too much. Not to mention the Book of Eibon.

However, he falls prey to his servant, time travel, and a gorgeous enchantress, in that order.

4.5 out of 5




3.5 out of 5

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