L. Sprague de Camp
1907-2000

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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.

Titles

Novels

          LEST DARKNESS FALL

          DIVIDE AND RULE

          ROGUE QUEEN

          UNDESIRED PRINCESS AND THE ENCHANTED BUNNY (with

          David Drake)

          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 AND 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 (with Fletcher Pratt)

          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 DE CAMP

          THE MATHEMATICS OF MAGIC: THE ENCHANTER STORIES OF DE CAMP 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

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

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