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L Sprague de Camp


(Lyon Sprague de Camp)
USA (1907 - 2000)

Lyon Sprague de Camp, (November 27, 1907 - November 6, 2000) was an American science fiction and fantasy author. In a writing career spanning fifty years he wrote over one hundred books, including both novels and notable works of nonfiction, such as biographies of other important fantasy authors.
 
Novels
Lest Darkness FallLand of UnreasonThe Carnelian CubeDivide and Rule
Genus HomoRogue QueenThe Undesired PrincessCosmic Manhunt
Solomon's StoneAn Elephant for AristotleThe Bronze God of RhodesThe Glory That Was
The Dragon of the Ishtar GateThe Search for ZeiThe Arrows of HerculesThe Day of the Dinosaur
The Golden WindCitadels of MysteryThe Fallible FiendThe Virgin and the Wheels
The Great FetishThe Spell of ConanConan the BarbarianThe Blade of Conan
The Stones of NomuruThe Undesired Princess and the Enchanted BunnyThe Swords of ZinjabanThe Venom Trees of Sunga
None But Lucifer
 
Omnibus
Divide and Rule / The Sword of RhiannonPugnacious Peacemaker / The Wheels of IfL. Sprague de Camp SF Gateway Omnibus: Lest Darkness Fall / Rogue Queen /  Tritonian Ring
 
Collections
The Wheels of IfThe Tritonian Ring: And Other Pusadian TalesThe Continent Makers: And Other Tales of the ViagensSprague de Camp's New Anthology
Tales from Gavagan's BarHeroes and HobgoblinsGun for Dinosaur: And Other Imaginative TalesThe Best of L Sprague de Camp
Demons and DinosaursThe Reluctant Shaman: And Other Fantastic TalesPhantoms and FanciesScribblings
The Purple PterodactylsFootprints on SandThe Virgin of Zesh and the Tower of ZanidBlond Barbarians and Noble Savages
Rivers of TimeDown in the Bottomlands: And Other PlacesAristotle and the Gun: and Other StoriesYears In The Making
The Mathematics of MagicLest Darkness Fall & Related Stories
 
Series contributed to
Conan of CimmeriaTales of ConanThe Return of ConanConan the Adventurer
Conan the UsurperConan the WarriorConan of the IslesConan the Freebooter
Conan the BuccaneerConan of AquiloniaConan the SwordsmanConan the Liberator
The Treasure of TranicosConan and the Spider GodSagas of Conan
 
Anthologies edited
Swords and SorceryThe Spell of SevenThe Fantastic SwordsmenWarlocks and Warriors
3000 Years of Fantasy and Science FictionLiterary Swordsmen and Sorcerers
 
Non fiction
Heroes of American InventionThe Great Monkey TrialLost Continents: The Atlantis Theme in History, Science, and LiteratureGreat Cities of the Ancient World
Al Azif: The NecronomiconThe Ancient EngineersDark Valley Destiny: The Life of Robert E. HowardLovecraft: A Biography
Science fiction handbookH. P. Lovecraft: A biographyThe Fringe of the UnknownThe Ape-man Within
Time and Chance: An Autobiography
 
Anthologies containing stories by L Sprague de Camp
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 5th SeriesThe Fantastic Universe OmnibusNovelets of Science FictionThe Unknown
The Spell of SevenThe Weird OnesTime UntamedThe Freak Show
3000 Years of Fantasy and Science FictionAstoundingThe Year's Best Fantasy Stories 2The Year's Best Fantasy Stories
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 3The Great SF Stories One: 1939The Great SF Stories Two: 1940The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 5
Unicorns!Magic for SaleDragons!The Good Old Stuff
Dinosaurs IIDinosaursModern Classics of FantasyDragons: The Greatest Stories
The Flying SorcerersThe Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time GreatsThe SFWA Grand MastersThe Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy
 
Short stories
Lament By a Maker
Ultrasonic God
Hyperpilosity (1938)
The Merman (1938)
The Blue Giraffe (1939)
The Gnarly Man (1939)
Nothing In the Rules (1939)
The Exhalted (1940)
The Hardwood Pile (1940)
Juice (1940)
The Warrior Race (1940)
The Wheels of If [short story] (1940)
The Best-Laid Scheme (1941)
Mr Arson (1941)
The Contraband Cow (1942)
The Wisdom of the East (1942)
The Ghosts of Melvin Pye (1946)
The Reluctant Shaman [short story] (1947)
The Animal-Cracker Plot (1949)
The Colorful Character (1949)
Finished (1949)
Throwback (1949)
The Better Mousetrap (1950) (with Fletcher Pratt)
Elephas Frumenti (1950) (with Fletcher Pratt)
The Gift of God (1950) (with Fletcher Pratt)
Git Along! (1950)
The Inspector's Teeth (1950)
Perpetual Motion (1950)
Summer Wear (1950)
Beasts of Bourbon (1951) (with Fletcher Pratt)
Calories (1951)
The Continent Makers [short story] (1951)
The Eye of Tandyla (1951)
The Galton Whistle (1951)
More Than Skin Deep (1951) (with Fletcher Pratt)
The Owl and the Ape (1951)
The Tritonian Ring [short story] (1951)
When the Night Wind Howls (1951) (with Fletcher Pratt)
The Ancestral Amethyst (1952) (with Fletcher Pratt)
The Guided Man (1952)
In-Group (1952)
Proposal (1952)
The Saxon Pretender (1952)
The Space Clause (1952)
Where to, Please? (1952) (with Fletcher Pratt)
All That Glitters (1953) (with Fletcher Pratt)
The Black Ball (1953) (with Fletcher Pratt)
Caveat Emptor (1953) (with Fletcher Pratt)
Corpus Delectable (1953) (with Fletcher Pratt)
A Dime Brings You Success (1953) (with Fletcher Pratt)
The Eve of St. John (1953) (with Fletcher Pratt)
Gin Comes in Bottles (1953) (with Fletcher Pratt)
The Green Thumb (1953) (with Fletcher Pratt)
Here, Putzi! (1953) (with Fletcher Pratt)
The Hungry Hercynian (1953)
The Love Nest (1953) (with Fletcher Pratt)
My Brother's Keeper (1953) (with Fletcher Pratt)
No Forwarding Address (1953) (with Fletcher Pratt)
The Palimpsest of St. Augustine (1953) (with Fletcher Pratt)
The Rape of the Lock (1953) (with Fletcher Pratt)
The Stone of the Sages (1953) (with Fletcher Pratt)
The Stronger Spell (1953)
Cornzan the Mighty (1955)
Gratitude (1955)
Judgment Day (1955)
The Egg (1956)
A Gun for Dinosaur (1956)
Impractical Joke (1956)
Internal Combustion (1956)
New Arcadia (1956)
A Thing of Custom (1956)
Let's Have Fun (1957)
Aristotle and the Gun [short story] (1958)
Ka the Appalling (1958)
The Tower of Zanid (part 3) (1958)
Faunas (1968)
The Emperor's Fan (1973)
The Lamp from Atlantis (1975)
Two Yards of Dragon (1976)
Eudoric's Unicorn (1977)
The Gem in the Tower (1978) (with Lin Carter)
The Big Splash (1992)
Crocamander Quest (1992)
The Satanic Illusion (1992)
The Synthetic Barbarian (1992)
The Cayuse (1993)
The Honeymoon Dragon (1993)
Miocene Romance (1993)
The Mislaid Mastodon (1993)


Awards
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement nominee (1977)
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement nominee (1979)
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement nominee (1980)
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement nominee (1981)
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement nominee (1982)
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement winner (1984)


L Sprague de Camp recommends
Time and the Gods
Time and the Gods (1906)
Lord Dunsany
"Perhaps the strongest single influence in the development of fantasy fiction in the present century."
The Double Shadow: And Other Fantasies
The Double Shadow: And Other Fantasies (1933)
Clark Ashton Smith
"A monstrously vivid imagination, a keenly ironic sense of humour, and an uninhibited bent for the macabre.a giant in the weird-heroic field."
The Sunken World
The Sunken World (1948)
Stanton A Coblentz
"One of the best Atlantis novels."
Conan the Triumphant
Conan the Triumphant (1983)
Robert Jordan
"Nobody alive writes Conan better than Robert Jordan."
Bronwyn's Bane
Bronwyn's Bane (1983)
(Songs from the Seashell Archives, book 3)
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
"I found BRONWYN'S BANE delightful reading. I wish I had her fertility of imagination in thinking up amusing twists, turns and business of plot."
Conan the Renegade
Conan the Renegade (1986)
(Adventures of Conan)
Leonard Carpenter
"A rousing good Conan story filled with magic and adventure."
Down to the Sea
Down to the Sea (2000)
(Lost Regiment, book 9)
William R Forstchen
"A parallel world of majestic sweep and gripping intensity."



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