Offer of The Archives of the Moon

by Robert Gibson
(Lancashire, England)

Zendexor, your Clark Ashton Smith page reminds me, ages ago I wrote a Smith pastiche, "The Archives of the Moon", perhaps for the Smith centenary in 1993 - I can't remember. Anyhow, F&SF weren't interested. If I manage to find it, would you and your readers be interested? Might you in that case post it among your online tales? I ask before making an effort to locate it because it might not be easy to find - it's lost among my ancient files... appropriately enough, I suppose. And since it's ancient, it won't be in electronic form, so I couldn't email it to you like I am emailing "The Arc of Iapetus".

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May 01, 2016
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Archives found
by: Robert Gibson

I've found the thing! Will start retyping soon. Thanks for your comments, Dylan and Zendexor.

While one can hardly hope to rival Clark Ashton Smith at his best (the CAS of "The City of the Singing Flame" or "The Immeasurable Horror") it might not be too unrealistic to echo the second-ranking stories (such as the creaky-but-compelling "An Adventure in Futurity").

On this site Zendexor has, if I remember correctly, pointed out the promise in the phrase "The Archives of the Moon". Now for an effort to fulfil at least some of that promise...

Apr 29, 2016
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I'd Read It!
by: Dylan

I say more OSS is good OSS, and I can't imagine an exclusive would hurt the site. I say, journey into your archives to find the Archives, and we will anticipate the results of your expedition!

Apr 29, 2016
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Let's have it!
by: Zendexor

Suffering Selenites, Mr Gibson - do you meant to tell me that you may have LOST The Archives Of The Moon? I suggest you put all other activity on hold while you delve into your crumbling volumes of forgotten lore until you find that vital document, and then let's have it. Rather than scan the typescript and email it, I suggest you post it, in instalments if necessary, using Your Views, as Dylan did for Peril On Pallas, and I shall then transfer it bit by bit to a standard page.

By the way, regarding The Arc of Iapetus, we haven't had any of it for some days now; how's it going? Crucial stuff, for finding our way around the Saturn System...

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