Philip Hastane

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A fictional author created by Clark Ashton Smith, Philip Hastane was in many ways an analog of his creator. He too lived in a cabin in Auburn, California and wrote poetry and weird fiction. He also associated with a large number of artists and dilettantes whom he met through letters and conferences.

He is part of the Cthulhu Mythos. In many ways, he is Clark Ashton Smith's version of H. P. Lovecraft's better-known Randolph Carter.

Appearances in Literature[edit]

Hastane is a character in two short stories and one novelette written by Smith; two more stories featuring the character were unfinished at the time of Smith's death in 1961.

  • The City of the Singing Flame (Wonder Stories, Stellar Publishing Corp., July 1931) [1]
  • "The Hunters from Beyond" (Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror, Clayton Magazines, Inc., October 1932) [2]
  • "The Devotee of Evil" (The Double Shadow and Other Fantasies, Auburn Journal, 1933) [3]
  • "The Music of Death" (Strange Shadows: The Uncollected Fiction and Essays of Clark Ashton Smith, Greenwood Press, 1989) [4]
  • "The Rebirth of the Flame" (Strange Shadows: The Uncollected Fiction and Essays of Clark Ashton Smith, Greenwood Press, 1989) [5]

External links[edit]

  • The Eldritch Dark — This website contains almost all of Clark Ashton Smith's written work, as well as a comprehensive selection of his art, biographies, a bibliography, a discussion board, readings, fiction tributes and more.