Saturday, July 07, 2007

Short and Sweet

This weekend I'm reading more of the Collected Short Stories of Clark Ashton Smith. Read 'Return of the Sorcerer' last night which is a Cthulhu mythos tale, complete with an appearance by the dread Necronomicon.
Also re-read 'Escape on Mars' which is the third novella of four which make up Llana of Gathol, a late entry into Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars series. The indestructible John Carter finally gets the lost Llana back to Gathol, only to find the city under siege by an army of enemies. What's a Warlord to do but swing into action?
Oh, and 'The House of Arabu' which is one of my favorites of Robert E. Howard's non series tales.
This is turning into a major short story/novella weekend here at the Rutledge home.

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