L. Sprague de Camp

L. Sprague de Camp


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in New York, New York, The United States
November 27, 1907

Died
November 06, 2000

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Lyon Sprague de Camp, (Pseudonym: Lyman R. Lyon) was an American science fiction and fantasy author and biographer. In a writing career spanning fifty years he wrote over one hundred books, including novels and notable works of nonfiction, such as biographies of other important fantasy authors.He was widely regarded as an imaginative and innovative writer and was an important figure in the heyday of science fiction, from the late 1930's through the late 1940's.

Average rating: 3.93 · 49,639 ratings · 1,899 reviews · 428 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Compleat Enchanter

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3.98 avg rating — 2,289 ratings — published 1941 — 3 editions
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Lest Darkness Fall

3.96 avg rating — 2,346 ratings — published 1941 — 32 editions
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Conan of Aquilonia (Book 11)

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4.01 avg rating — 1,630 ratings — published 1977 — 16 editions
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The Complete Compleat Encha...

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4.04 avg rating — 1,104 ratings — published 1975 — 13 editions
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Conan of the Isles (Conan 12)

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3.84 avg rating — 1,103 ratings — published 1968 — 17 editions
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The Incompleat Enchanter

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3.92 avg rating — 1,040 ratings — published 1940 — 9 editions
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Conan the Barbarian

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3.81 avg rating — 1,004 ratings — published 1982 — 10 editions
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Conan and the Spider God (B...

3.92 avg rating — 656 ratings — published 1980 — 18 editions
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Conan the Liberator (Book 14)

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3.75 avg rating — 558 ratings — published 1979 — 16 editions
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Conan the Swordsman

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3.81 avg rating — 543 ratings — published 1978 — 10 editions
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“You don't like the Goths?"
"No! Not with the persecution we have to put up with!"
"Persecution?"
"Religious persecution. We won't stand for it forever."
"I thought the Goths let everybody worship as they pleased."
"That's just it! We Orthodox are forced to stand around and watch Arians and Monophysites and Nestorians and Jews going about their business unmolested, as if they owned the country. If that isn't persecution, I'd like to know what is!”
L. Sprague de Camp

“There is no mistaking the dismay on the face of a writer who has just learned that his brain child is a deformed idiot.”
L. Sprague de Camp

“There is no mistaking the dismay on the face of a writer who has just heard that his brain child is a deformed idiot.”
L. Sprague de Camp

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