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Genius Loci and Other Tales is a collection of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories by American writer Clark Ashton Smith. It was released in 1948 and was the author's third book published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 3,047 copies. The stories were written between 1930 and 1935.

Genius Loci and Other Tales
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Jacket illustration by Frank Wakefield for Genius Loci and Other Tales by Clark Ashton Smith
AuthorClark Ashton Smith
Cover artistFrank Wakefield
CountryUnited States
GenreFantasy, horror, science fiction
PublisherArkham House
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback)

The collection contains stories from Smith's major story cycles of Averoigne and Zothique.


Genius Loci and Other Tales contains the following stories:

  • "Genius Loci"
  • "The Willow Landscape"
  • "The Ninth Skeleton"
  • "The Phantoms of the Fire"
  • "The Eternal World"
  • "Vulthoom"
  • "A Star-Change"
  • "The Primal City"
  • "The Disinterment of Venus"
  • "The Colossus of Ylourgne"
  • "The Satyr"
  • "The Garden of Adompha"
  • "The Charnel God"
  • "The Black Abbot of Puthuum"
  • "The Weaver in the Vault"

See alsoEdit


  • Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc. p. 34. ISBN 1-55742-005-X.
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 32.
  • Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. pp. 49–50. ISBN 0-87054-176-5.
  • Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 68. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4.