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The Maze of the Enchanter

Volume Four of the Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith
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Clark Ashton Smith’s unique literary legacy in science fiction, fantasy, and horror is reimagined as multiple performers interpret classic stories, including "Genius Loci", "The Mandrakes", "The Flower-Women", "The Dweller in the Gulf", and the title story. This fourth of five volumes of collected works includes extensive notes and commentary, as well as edited and curated "preferred texts" of Smith’s work. The scholarship and writing itself demands renewed appreciation for this master of speculative fiction, the third member of the Weird Tales unholy horror trinity - the other two being H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard.

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This series presents Clark Ashton Smith's fiction chronologically, based on composition rather than publication. Editors Scott Connors and Ron Hilger have compared original manuscripts, various typescripts, published editions, and Smith's notes and letters in order to prepare a definitive set of texts. The Maze of the Enchanter includes, in chronological order, all of his stories from The Mandrakes (February, 1933) to The Flower-Women (May, 1935). This volume also features an introduction and extensive notes on each story.

©2009 The Estate of Clark Ashton Smith (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • Colin A. Brodd
  • 2020-01-15

Great weird fiction from a master of the genre!

Clark Ashton Smith was a true master of the genre of weird fiction, a genre that encompassed much of what we would now call science fiction, fantasy, horror, etc. He is often considered a notable omission from the Appendix N compiled by Gary Gygax - his name probably belonged on the list, but was not included for some reason. This collection of short stories represents some of the best of Smith's weird fiction. Highly recommended.