×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Return of the Sorcerer: The Best of Clark Ashton Smith
     

The Return of the Sorcerer: The Best of Clark Ashton Smith

5.0 2
by Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Weinberg (Editor)
 

  • Selected carefully by well-respected editor Robert Weinberg and with an introduction by award-winning author Gene Wolfe, The Return of the Sorcerer:
    The Best of Clark Ashton Smith
    offers both readers and scholars a definitive collection of short fiction and short novels, by an overlooked master of fantasy, horror and science-fiction.

Overview

  • Selected carefully by well-respected editor Robert Weinberg and with an introduction by award-winning author Gene Wolfe, The Return of the Sorcerer:
    The Best of Clark Ashton Smith
    offers both readers and scholars a definitive collection of short fiction and short novels, by an overlooked master of fantasy, horror and science-fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This exceptional collection of Smith's short fiction showcases the underrated pulp master's storytelling genius in 18 stories, most originally published between 1931 and 1935. In the dark fantasy gem “The Isle of the Torturers,” a king loses his realm to plague and seeks sanctuary on an island inhabited by sadists. The sublimely lyrical “The City of Singing Flame” describes a portal to a realm of unparalleled beauty and terror. Equal parts science fiction thriller and gut-wrenching horror, “The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis” pits a team of Mars explorers against an unearthed nightmare. Though over 70 years old, these stories are still wonderfully weird and wildly entertaining, making this collection a timeless treasure to be cherished by fans of horror and the pulps. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607012092
Publisher:
Prime Books
Publication date:
09/25/2009
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Return of the Sorcerer: The Best of Clark Ashton Smith 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
literatureloverOR More than 1 year ago
Containing The City of the Singing Flame, Clark Ashton Smith's first story, and one of his best, this book is an excellent introduction to the unique and original visions of a writer who should be more widely read and appreciated. Hopefully the publication of this new series of books of his stories, will help to make Smith better known. A poet before his friends convinced him to write prose fiction, and encouraged by none other than H. P. Lovecraft, his prose style is highly expressive and often intricate, making the force of his unique stories much more powerful and poignant than many if not most other writers in the same genre. Highly recommended!
plappen More than 1 year ago
Here are a group of stories by an overlooked master of the science fiction, fantasy and horror fields. First published in the 1930s, the unearthly beings in these stories are not just denizens of Hell; they come from someplace worse than Hell. Some of these stories take place in the present day. Other stories take place in the distant past, in an era of amazing cities. Still others take place on impossible worlds in some other universe. Those who are not horror fans need not be concerned; the horror in these tales is not overwhelming. For those who are fantasy or horror fans, and have never read Clark Ashton Smith, you are in for a huge treat. This is a wonderful place to start. Few writers can reach the level of poetry in their fiction; Smith does it.