The Double Shadow: A Clark Ashton Smith Podcast

Archive for December, 2012

Episode #18: “A Vintage from Atlantis”

A transcription of this episode is available.

This week, we have a more modern pirate story in which a merry band encounter “A Vintage from Atlantis.”

This story originally appeared in the September 1933 issue of good ole Weird Tales, alongside stories by authors including: Robert E. Howard, Hugh B. Cave, and (we kid you not) Hung Long Tom.

Ager Falernus and Cecuba were known for Roman wines. Valdepeñas is a Spanish town with excellent soil for wine. We’ve learned in a note from a letter that this ending is a third rewrite, as requested by Farnsworth Wright.

In our next episode, we’ll wrap up the Poseidonis stories with “The Death of Malygris.”

Music by: Erdenstern