Thursday, 13 January 2011

Clark Ashton Smith: 118 Today

I really should put important dates like this on a calendar.  However, James Maliszewski doesn't let the side down, as he pays tribute to Klarkash-Ton from a gamer's point of view, while Shane Mangus tips his hat.  In lieu of the sort of post Smith deserves, I'll just include a link to a video I greatly enjoyed of the man's work.

A significant milestone will be later this year, as it will be the 50th anniversary of Smith's death: coincidentally, it'll be the 75th of Howard's. While I'll obviously be observing the latter, I'm going to make a special effort to observe the former, too.  Smith's often considered the forgotten third of the Weird Tales Troika, and frankly, it's criminal. Let us not forget Clark Ashton Smith.


  1. Rlim Shaikorth for president.

  2. "Let us not forget Clark Ashton Smith."

    Well said, Al. I have only in the last few years come to really appreciate the writing of Clark Ashton Smith, but now I certainly consider him the equal of REH and HPL. Just an amazing writer.