My latest article at http://www.blackgate.com/ 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.

Peace!
John