Demons and Dinosaurs
Dust-jacket illustration by Frank Utpatel for Demons and Dinosaurs
|Author||L. Sprague de Camp|
|Cover artist||Frank Utpatel|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
Demons and Dinosaurs is a 1970 collection of poetry by science fiction and fantasy author L. Sprague de Camp, published by Arkham House in an edition of 500 copies. It was de Camp's first book published by Arkham House
In addition to de Camp's poems, the book contains an introductory piece about the author by fellow writer Lin Carter.
The poems "Avebury," "Daydreams," "First Lake at Midnight," "Kaziranga, Assam," "Myself," and "The End of the Lost Race Story" are unique to this collection.
"Acrophobia," "Heroes," "Night," "Time," and "To R.E.H." are shared with Phantoms and Fancies only.
"The Ogre" is shared with Heroes and Hobgoblins only.
The remaining poems appear in all three collections.
The "Bessas the Bactrian" to whom the last seven poems are attributed is a character and occasional poet in de Camp's 1961 historical novel The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate, in which most of them were originally published. The attribution was subsequently dropped from those carried over into de Camp's later poetry collections.
Demons and Dinosaurs contains the following:
- Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc. p. 94. 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. 45.
- Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. pp. 106–107. ISBN 0-87054-176-5.
- Laughlin, Charlotte; Daniel J. H. Levack (1983). De Camp: An L. Sprague de Camp Bibliography. San Francisco: Underwood/Miller. p. 49.
- Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 105–106. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4.
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