Clark Ashton Smith

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(January 13, 1893 – August 14, 1961)


Clark Ashton Smith was a self-educated poet and author of SF, fantasy, and horror stories. Smith's short stories appeared in pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, Strange Tales, Astounding Stories, Stirring Science Stories, and Wonder Stories.

He was considered to be the third member of the great triumvirate of Weird Tales, with H. P. Lovecraft and Robert Howard. His literary friendship with Lovecraft lasted from 1922 until Lovecraft's death in 1937. As part of the Lovecraft Circle, he was written into their stories as Klarkash-Ton. Smith occasionally used the pseudonyms of Carl Buxton, Benjamin De Casseres, and Timaeus Gaylord.

Many of Smith's stories were collected in six hardcover volumes by Arkham House: Out of Space and Time (1942), Lost Worlds (1944), Genius Loci and Other Tales (1948), The Dark Chateau (1951), Spells and Philtres (1957), The Abominations of Yondo (1960), and Tales of Science and Sorcery (1964).

Nyctalops, Klarkash-Ton and The Dark Eidolon were fanzines devoted to Smith and others of the Lovecraft Circle.

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