Xiccarph

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Xiccarph
Xiccarph.jpg
Cover of Xiccarph
AuthorClark Ashton Smith
Cover artistGervasio Gallardo
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SeriesBallantine Adult Fantasy series
GenreFantasy
Published1972 (Ballantine Books)
Media typePrint (paperback)
Pages247
ISBN0-345-02501-6
OCLC7030361
Preceded byHyperborea 
Followed byPoseidonis 

Xiccarph is a collection of fantasy short stories by American writer Clark Ashton Smith, edited by Lin Carter. It was first published in paperback by Ballantine Books as the forty-first volume of its Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in February 1972. It was the third 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)