Lin Carter's Simrana Cycle

Lin Carter's Simrana Cycle

Lin Carter's Simrana Cycle

Lin Carter's Simrana Cycle


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Lin Carter, enthralled by the "Dreamland" tales of Lord Dunsany and others, contributed to the growing genre with a series of his own stories, dubbed "The Simrana Tales." Some of them were published in a variety of small-press magazines and other publications, but they were never collected into a book, and many tales have never been published at all.
Until now.

As Carter himself commented in his afterword to Lord Dunsany's Beyond the Fields We Know, "The most Dunsanian of my fiction is the Simrana series ... the name was coined many years ago and lay in my notebooks awaiting the right kind of story to occur to me." A complete collection of his Simrana tales could hardly be called complete without including the stories that inspired him to write them in the first place: Lord Dunsany's masterpieces of fantasy. Here at last is the complete Simrana Cycle, accompanied by outstanding stories in the genre including Dunsany's own "The Sword of Welleran" and others; Henry Kuttner's 1937 Weird Tales gem "The Jest of Droom-avista," and new stories by leading authors in the field: Gary Myers, Darrell Schweitzer, Adrian Cole, Charles Garofalo, and Glynn Barrass, as well as six ink drawings by Roy G. Krenkel, originally done for the publication of Carter's "The Gods of Neol Shendis."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9784902075892
Publisher: Celaeno Press
Publication date: 01/15/2018
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 701,162
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Lin Carter (June 9, 1930-February 7, 1988), though a skinny youngster, proved his mettle as an infantryman in the Korean War. Subsequently he continued the fight against the evil hordes on the printed page. After the war he worked as a copywriter, using his spare time writing the sort of fantastic literature that stimulated his imagination as a youth. His novel The Wizard of Lemuria (Ace Books, 1965) launched his writing career, which he pursued full-time as of 1969. He loved his favorite authors so much, he was content to devote his own writing to continuing their legacies, contributing numerous series of novels pastiching Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, H.P. Lovecraft, Lord Dunsany, and others. His tales of Simrana form his pseudo-Dunsanian canon. He also brought several volumes of Dunsany's fiction to a new generation of readers in his acclaimed Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series.

Table of Contents

Lin Carter

  • Introduction
  • The Gods of Nion Parma
  • The Whelming of Oom
  • Zingazar
  • How Sargoth Lay Siege to Zaremm
  • The Laughter of Han
  • The Benevolence of Yib
  • How Ghuth Would Have Hunted the Silth
  • The Thievery of Yish
  • How Her Doom Came Down at Last on Adrazoon
  • How Jal Set Forth on his Journeying
  • The Gods of Neol Shendis

Lin Carter & Robert M. Price

  • How Shand Became King of Thieves

Lin Carter & Glynn Owen Barrass

  • Caolin the Conjurer (Or, Dzimdazoul)

Darrell Schweitzer

  • The Philosopher Thief

Gary Myers

  • The Sorcerer’s Satchel

Adrian Cole

  • An Unfamiliar Familiar
  • The Summoning of a Genie in Error

Charles Garofalo

  • The Sad but Instructive Fable of Mangorth’s Tomes

Robert M. Price

  • The Devil’s Mine
  • The Good Simranatan
  • How Thongor Conquered Zaremm

Lord Dunsany

  • The River
  • The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth
  • The Sword of Welleran
  • Carcassone
  • How Nuth Would Have Practiced His Art Upon the Gnoles
  • The Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweller, and of the Doom That Befel Him
  • In Zaccarath
  • How the Enemy Came to Thlunrana

Henry Kuttner

  • The Jest of Droom Avista

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