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 Post subject: Clarke Ashton Smith
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 8:47 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Clarke Ashton Smith
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HalJordan wrote:
Worth a shot?



In my opinion, yes. For his influence, occasionally for his ideas, not for his poetry or his sculpture. Not for his style, either.

Hard to tell that I like him, I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Clarke Ashton Smith
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Hmmm. I'll probably go in a different direction for the moment then.

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 Post subject: Re: Clarke Ashton Smith
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Hmmm. I'll probably go in a different direction for the moment then.



He does have a vocabulary that will stun you, though.

As I said, I like him.

His paintings, not so much.

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 Post subject: Re: Clarke Ashton Smith
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I've opted for John Bellairs instead.

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 Post subject: Re: Clarke Ashton Smith
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HalJordan wrote:
I've opted for John Bellairs instead.



Superb choice. His FACE IN THE FROST in particular, and his YA series was a great favorite of my daughter and mine. It was continued by Brad Strickland, whom I've met many times.

And, for something completely different, see his ST. FIDGETA AND OTHER PARODIES.


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 Post subject: Re: Clarke Ashton Smith
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GKC wrote:
HalJordan wrote:
I've opted for John Bellairs instead.



Superb choice. His FACE IN THE FROST in particular, and his YA series was a great favorite of my daughter and mine. It was continued by Brad Strickland, whom I've met many times.

And, for something completely different, see his ST. FIDGETA AND OTHER PARODIES.


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I'm looking forward to all these. Probably starting with The House With a Clock in the Walls.

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 Post subject: Re: Clarke Ashton Smith
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HalJordan wrote:
GKC wrote:
HalJordan wrote:
I've opted for John Bellairs instead.



Superb choice. His FACE IN THE FROST in particular, and his YA series was a great favorite of my daughter and mine. It was continued by Brad Strickland, whom I've met many times.

And, for something completely different, see his ST. FIDGETA AND OTHER PARODIES.


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I'm looking forward to all these. Probably starting with The House With a Clock in the Walls.



Precisely where we started. And took 'em as they came.

I first met Brad Strickland on a panel at a con around 20 years ago. He introduced himself to the room, spoke of his writings, and mentioned that it was unlikely that anyone would know of John Bellairs, but he was going to be completing some of his YA books, and continuing the series. I made a point of telling him just how much my daughter and I would be looking forward to it.

At a later con, Mr. Strickland asked her to translate a phrase into Latin, for use in one of the books, but the phrase was not used, in the published version. Or my daughter would be "published".

Hope you like them.

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 Post subject: Re: Clarke Ashton Smith
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Wasn't there supposed to be a sequel to Face in the Frost?

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 Post subject: Re: Clarke Ashton Smith
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Wasn't there supposed to be a sequel to Face in the Frost?



Yes:THE DOLPHIN CROSS. It was unfinished though. It was published a couple of years ago in a collection of his stuff, MAGIC MIRRORS, which maybe I'll order next week.

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