S. T. JOSHI reads from THE DARK EIDOLON AND OTHER FANTASIES
Now that I have completed work on my 2nd volume of weird fiction for Centipede Press, I am suddenly in ye mood to begin work immediately on one long-delay'd project--a book of prose & poetry all of which is inspir'd by ye Works of Clark Ashton Smith. Instead of writing the book entirely by myself, I will be writing 40,000/50,000 words of it, and ye remainder will be the work of my sweet chum, Henry J. Vester III. I now have ye crazy idea that I want to spend the rest of this year writing my portion of the book--surely I can write 50,000 words of fiction in three months' time. One beautiful aspect of this project is that, to help me along with inspiration, I get to now drown myself in ye rereading of Smith's fiction. I am beginning this by reading CAS in his Arkham House editions.