A transcription of the episode is now available.
(and now available on iTunes!)
The very first episode of The Double Shadow, a podcast that will explore the life and works of 20th Century weird fiction author Clark Ashton Smith. Episode One talks about Ashton Smith’s importance as a Weird Fiction author, his place in history and an overview of what the show will cover.
Intro & Outro music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod.
The Averoigne stories in the order in which we’ll cover them (publication order) (revised 6/17/12 because of an ordering issue):
- The End of the Story
- A Rendezvous in Averoigne
- The Maker of Gargoyles
- The Colossus of Ylourgne (published after Azédarac but we accidentally got it out of order)
- The Mandrakes
- The Beast of Averoigne (published) and the original version rejected by Weird Tales
- The Holiness of Azédarac
- The Disinterment of Venus
- Mother of Toads
- The Enchantress of Sylaire
- The Satyr (written in 1931 but published in 1948)
A map of Averoigne (click to expand):
The map was created by Tim Kirk and posted on the Eldritch Dark website.
Phil’s quoted interview with Clark Ashton Smith came from Conversations with the Weird Tales Circle. The interviewer was George Haas. Phil notes:
Haas seems to have been kind of an interesting figure, very involved in Fortean activities throughout CA and San Francisco in particular. He wrote two accounts of meeting CAS, in one of them he notes that they got together with Anton Szandor LaVey for a cook out. I find that idea amazing.
The book Ruth mentioned is Selected Letters of Clark Ashton Smith, published by Arkham House, 2003.
Join us next time for The End of the Story!
Music by: Kevin MacLeod