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This week covers “A Rendezvous in Averoigne,” the second story in Clark Ashton Smith’s Averoigne Cycle. Rendezvous was first published in the April/May 1931 issue of Weird Tales, alongside Robert E. Howard’s “The Children of the Night” and H.P. Lovecraft’s poem “Alienation” (#32 from Fungi from Yuggoth).
The Ray Bradbury quote was from the intro to Arkham House’s 1988 collection A Rendezvous in Averoigne: The Best Fantastic Tales of Clark Ashton Smith. The title is a trifle misleading, as this contains stories from throughout Smith’s career, not just his Averoigne works (nor all of them).
The film The Fearless Vampire Killers was released in 1967 and was written by and co-stars a young Roman Polanski.
And shout out to the Podcast to the Curious, about the works of M.R. James. We’re fans of more than their accents.
Join us again on May 30th as we read “The Maker of Gargoyles.”
Music by: Kevin MacLeod