Thursday, February 03, 2011

The Rough Guide to Space Opera: Clark Ashton Smith - Blue Tyson

Clark Ashton Smith was a writer of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Just like colleagues H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, he produced some stories of the planetary romance variety with his own particular flavour.

You will find both these online at the Eldritch Dark website. The Immortals of Mercury has an explorer on the latter finding the city of the former, whereupon they decide he looks useful - but as an ingredient. In The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis, Martians explorers have mummy and vampire problems.

The Immortals of Mercury

The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis