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The Dark Eidolon and Other Fantasies by Clark Ashton Smith

The Dark Eidolon and Other Fantasies

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The Dark Eidolon and Other Fantasies by Clark Ashton Smith
Mar 25, 2014 | ISBN 9780143107385
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“[Smith] is a fantasist with a much subtler graph of what gives the genre known as ‘weird fiction’ its own peculiar delights…Smith’s vision echoes through popular culture…‘The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis’ [is] the template for later science fiction horrors such as Alien and The Thing—just as ‘The Dark Eidolon’ itself looks ahead to every evil sorcerer in fantasy novels and films.”
—Peter Bebergal, Times Literary Supplement

“In sheer daemonic strangeness and fertility of conception, he is perhaps unexcelled by any other writer, dead or living. Who else has seen such gorgeous, luxurious, and feverishly distorted visions of infinite spheres and lived to tell the tale?”
—H. P. Lovecraft

“Smith is sui generis, one of the most uninfluenced and original writers I know of. A germ from Poe, a little fire from George Sterling, perhaps an acid drop from Bierce, the color and cruelty of Eastern Legends.”
—Fritz Leiber

“Incredible worlds, impossibly beautiful cities, and still more fantastic creatures. . . Take one step across the threshold of his stories and you plunge into colour, sound, taste, smell and texture: into language.”
—Ray Bradbury

“It is often impossible to say where man’s inspirations come from . . .  my impetus remains as bright and compelling as it was the day I removed it from a library shelf . . . and passed—incredibly!—out of that building through a portal to the City where the Singing Flame lived.”
—Harlan Ellison

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