Tales of Science and Sorcery

Tales of Science and Sorcery is a collection of stories by American writer Clark Ashton Smith. It was released in 1964 and was the author's fifth collection of stories published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 2,482 copies. The stories were originally published between 1930 and 1958 in Weird Tales and other pulp magazines.

Tales of Science and Sorcery
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Dust-jacket illustration by Frank Utpatel for Tales of Science and Sorcery
AuthorClark Ashton Smith
Cover artistFrank Utpatel
CountryUnited States
GenreFantasy, horror, science fiction
PublisherArkham House
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback)

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


Tales of Science and Sorcery contains the following stories:

  • "Clark Ashton Smith: A Memoir", by E. Hoffmann Price
  • "Master of the Asteroid"
  • "The Seed from the Sepulchre"
  • "The Root of Ampoi"
  • "The Immortals of Mercury"
  • "Murder in the Fourth Dimension"
  • "Seedling of Mars" (after a plot by E.M. Johnson)
  • "The Maker of Gargoyles"
  • "The Great God Awto"
  • "Mother of Toads"
  • "The Tomb-Spawn"
  • "Schizoid Creator"
  • "Symposium of the Gorgon"
  • "The Theft of the Thirty-Nine Girdles"
  • "Morthylla"


  • St. Albans, UK: Panther, 1976.

See alsoEdit


  • Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc. pp. 75–76. 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. 42.
  • Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. p. 87. ISBN 0-87054-176-5.
  • Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 92–93. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4.