My latest article at is an exploration of Clark Ashton Smith’s psychedelic masterpiece, the epic poem THE HASHISH EATER or THE APOCALYPSE OF EVIL.

One of the greatest fantasy stories ever written is actually a poem…

This is a massive post, concieved and executed in the throes of raw inspiration. It’s also sort of my way of thanking BLACK GATE for their longstanding support of my work. I don’t have time to do articles this in-depth very often, but this one I couldn’t avoid. I have always found tremendous inspiration in Smith’s fantasy fiction.