Friday, 3 May 2013

Tellers of Weird Tales

Now here is an excellent blog, dedicated to the writers and artists whose work appeared in Weird Tales during its classic years and after. I've already learned a lot from it, and enjoyed just rambling around finding out stuff, being reminded of things I'd forgotten I'd read, and so on. And there are pictures, too!



8 comments:

Aonghus Fallon said...

Thanks for the link! I guess everybody has their favourite author from this era - Clarke Ashton Smith being mine.

valdemar said...

Never read much of CAS. I suppose he's a little too far at the fantasy end of the spectrum for my tastes. But I could give him another try - my younger self was not infallible...

Aonghus Fallon said...

They can seem a bit reptitious if read in one go (everybody generally comes to a sticky end), but there's two I'd particularly recommend - 'The Maze of Maal Dweb' (aka 'The Maze of the Enchanger') and 'The Empire of the Necromancers'.

Aonghus Fallon said...

Damn. 'Enchanter' - although an 'Enchanger' sounds kind of interesting...

Aonghus Fallon said...

Oops. And that's 'Clark' rather than 'Clarke'.

valdemar said...

Is this a tribute to CAS, I wonder?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8x3wkoLqTI

Aonghus Fallon said...

It's a possibility!

Chap O'Keefe said...

Aonghus, I share your taste for CAS. May I point you in the direction of a new 99c Kindle eBook, Witchery: A Duo of Weird Tales ? It contains a new tale of Averoigne that I think you will enjoy. The title is Black Art in Vyones and it has been described elsewhere as "excellent."