Xiccarph

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Xiccarph
Xiccarph.jpg
Cover of Xiccarph
Author Clark Ashton Smith
Cover artist Gervasio Gallardo
Country United States
Language English
Series Ballantine Adult Fantasy series
Genre Fantasy short stories
Published 1972 (Ballantine Books)
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 247 pp
ISBN 0-345-02501-6
OCLC 7030361
Preceded by Hyperborea
Followed by Poseidonis

Xiccarph is a collection of fantasy short stories by Clark Ashton Smith, edited by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by Ballantine Books as the forty-first volume of its celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in February 1972. It was the third themed collection of Smith's works assembled by Carter for the series. The stories were originally published in various fantasy magazines in the 1930s, notably Weird Tales.

The book collects three prose poems and eight tales, including stories from the author's Xiccarph and Mars cycles.

Contents[edit]

  • "Other Stars and Skies: An Introduction", by Lin Carter
  • "To the Daemon: An Invocation" (prose poem)
  • Xiccarph
  • "The Maze of Maal Dweb"
  • "The Flower-Women"
  • Aihai
  • "Vulthoom"
  • "The Dweller in the Gulf"
  • "The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis"
  • Phandiom
  • "The Doom of Antarion"
  • Lophai
  • "The Demon of the Flower"
  • Satabbor
  • "The Monster of the Prophecy"
  • Beyond the Stars
  • "Sadastor" (prose poem)
  • "From the Crypts of Memory" (prose poem)