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L. Sprague De Camp
1907-2000
 
 


L. Sprague de Camp (1907-2000) authored over 120 science fiction and fantasy books, including his humorous “Compleat Enchanter” stories.  His time travel classics LEST DARKNESS FALL, “Aristotle and the Gun” and RIVERS OF TIME remain in print. 

Among his numerous nonfiction works are THE ANCIENT ENGINEERS, GREAT CITIES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD and a biography of H.P. Lovecraft. 

In later years he collaborated with his wife Catherine on several books such as CITADELS OF MYSTERY and DARK VALLEY DESTINY: The Life of Robert E. Howard.  The author was a scholar of the ancient world, spoke several languages, had advanced engineering degrees, and was generally considered a true Renaissance man.   Sprague and Catherine de Camp were frequent Guests of Honor at conventions.





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Awards

  • International Fantasy Award, LANDS BEYOND
  • Invisible Little Man Award, presented by The Elves', Gnomes' and Little Men's Science Fiction, Chowder and Marching Society, 1965
  • World Science Ficton Convention, Guest of Honor Award
  • Eastern Science Fiction Association Award
  • Boskone IX, Guest of Honor Award
  • Cleveland Science Fiction Association Award, TALES FROM GAVAGAN'S BAR
  • Fiction Award from Athenaeum of Philadelphia, AN ELEPHANT FOR ARISTOTLE
  • "Gandalf" Grand Master Award, World Science Fiction Convention, Lifetime Achievement in the field of Fantasy
  • Forrie Award, Lifetime Achievement in the field of Science Fiction
  • 8th Drexel Citation for Distinguished Contribution to Literature for Young People
  • Nebula Grand Master (SWFA)
  • Circle of Janus Science Fiction Club, Guest of Honor
  • TallyCon4, Guest of Honor
  • First Annual Second Fandom Award for Lifetime Achievements
  • Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, Recognition Award
  • First Fandom Hall of Fame Award, Science Fiction
  • Dragon Con, Guest of Honor Award
  • Raymond Z. Gallun Award, Outstanding Contributions to the Genre of Science Fiction
  • Robert Bloch Award
  • Hugo Award, Best Non-Fiction, TIME & CHANCE
  • Pilgrim Award, Lifetime Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy

 

 

TITLES

Novels
  LEST DARKNESS FALL
  DIVIDE AND RULE
  ROGUE QUEEN
  THE UNDESIRED PRINCESS
  SOLOMON'S STONE
  THE TRITONIAN RING
  AN ELEPHANT FOR ARISTOTLE
  THE BRONZE GOD OF RHODES
  THE GLORY THAT WAS
  THE DRAGON OF ISHTAR GATE
  THE ARROWS OF HERCULES
  THE GOLDEN WIND
  THE FALLIBLE FIEND
  THE VIRGIN AND THE WHEELS
  THE GREAT FETISH
  LAND OF UNREASON (with Fletcher Pratt)
  THE CARNELIAN CUBE (with Fletcher Pratt)
  GENUS HOMO (with P. Schuyler Miller)
The Enchanter/Harold Shea Series
  THE INCOMPLETE ENCHANTER
(with Fletcher Pratt)
  THE COMPLEAT ENCHANTER
(with Fletcher Pratt)
  THE COMPLETE COMPLEAT ENCHANTER
(with Fletcher Pratt)
  THE ENCHANTER REBORN
(ed. with Christopher Stasheff)
  THE EXOTIC ENCHANTER
(ed. with Christopher Stasheff)
The Krishna Series
  THE QUEEN OF ZAMBA
  THE HAND OF ZEI
  THE HOSTAGE OF ZIR
  THE VIRGIN OF ZESH/THE TOWER OF ZANID
  THE PRISONER OF ZHAMANAK
  THE BONES OF ZORA
(with Catherine C. de Camp)
  THE SWORDS OF ZINJABAN
(with Catherine C. de Camp)
  THE VENOM TREES OF SUNGA
The Reluctant King Series
  THE GOBLIN TOWER
  THE CLOCKS OF IRAZ
  THE UNBEHEADED KING
  THE HONORABLE BARBARIAN
The Incorporated Knight Series with Catherine C. de Camp
  THE INCORPORATED KNIGHT
  THE PIXILATED PEERESS
Collections (partial list)
  THE BEST OF L. SPRAGUE DE CAMP
  TALES FROM GAVAGAN'S BAR
  RIVERS OF TIME: THE ADVENTURES OF REGINALD RIVERS TIME TRAVELLER EXTRAORDINAIRE
  THE RELUCTANT SHAMAN AND OTHER FANTASTIC TALES
  ARISTOTLE AND THE GUN And Other Stories
  YEARS IN THE MAKING: THE TIME-TRAVEL STORIES OF L. SPRAGUE DECAMP
  THE MATHEMATICS OF MAGIC: THE ENCHATER STORIES OF DECAMP AND PRATT
Autobiography
  TIME AND CHANCE
Nonfiction (partial list)
  HEROES OF AMERICAN INVENTION
  THE GREAT MONKEY TRIAL
  LOST CONTINENTS: THE ATLANTIS THEME IN HISTORY, SCIENCE AND LITERATURE
  THE ANCIENT ENGINEERS
  GREAT CITIES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
  DARK VALLEY DESTINY: THE LIFE OF ROBERT E. HOWARD (with Catherine C. de Camp)
  CITADELS OF MYSTERY
(with Catherine C. de Camp
  LANDS BEYOND (with Willy Ley)
  H.P. LOVECRAFT: A BIOGRAPHY