Contents 7 Foreword fw 11 The Spider ss Rogue Jan 63 24 Monsters and Monster Lovers ar Fantastic Mar 65 37 A Hitch in Space ss Worlds of Tomorrow Aug 63 48 Hottest and Coldest Molecules ar Science Digest Mar 52 52 Kindergarten vi FSF Apr 63 55 Those Wild Alien Words I ar 64 Crazy Annaoj ss Galaxy Feb 68 70 Debunking the I MacContents 7 Foreword fw 11 The Spider ss Rogue Jan 63 24 Monsters and Monster Lovers ar Fantastic Mar 65 37 A Hitch in Space ss Worlds of Tomorrow Aug 63 48 Hottest and Coldest Molecules ar Science Digest Mar 52 52 Kindergarten vi FSF Apr 63 55 Those Wild Alien Words I ar 64 Crazy Annaoj ss Galaxy Feb 68 70 Debunking the I Machine ar, 1949 72 When the Last Gods Die ss FSF Dec 51 79 King Lear ar, 1934 85 Yesterday House nv Galaxy Aug 52 115 After Such Knowledge ar, 1974 118 Knight to Move Knight s Move Change War ss Broadside Dec 65 128 Weird World of the Knight Topsy Turvy World of the Knight ar California Chess Review Jan 60 131 To Arkham and the Stars ss The Dark Brotherhood and Other Pieces, Sauk City Arkham House, 1966 143 The Whisperer Re Examined ar Haunted Dec 64 148 Beauty and the Beasts Fafhrd Gray Mouser vi 151 Masters of Mace and Magic br 157 Cat s Cradle ss
The Book of Fritz Leiber Contents Foreword fw The Spider ss Rogue Jan Monsters and Monster Lovers ar Fantastic Mar A Hitch in Space ss Worlds of Tomorrow Aug Hottest and Coldest Molecules ar Science Dig
The Book of Fritz Leiber is a very readable and eclectic collection of ten short stories and nine articles I discovered Leiber in the 70s though his excellent stories of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser to my mind the equal of the best of Howard s Conan and Moorcock s Elric Only much later did I discover his horror and science fiction.According to the back cover blurb all of the short stories are un anthologized While that was true when this collection was first published in 1974, it is no longer the [...]
Not the best starting point for his work, but an enjoyable hodgepodge nonetheless.
Fritz Leiber 1910 1992 has been one of my favorite science fiction authors, although I think he s considered not to be in the first rank of science fiction and fantasy authors Best known for his Fafhrd and Gray Mouser series, Leiber actually coined the term sword and sorcery I liked his two novels The Big Time and The Wanderer, both of which won Hugos I believe He was also just an incredible human being a poet, an actor, a playwright, an expert chess player, and a cat lover All of these interest [...]
10 stories, 9 non fiction pieces essays reviews and an introduction, of a varied sort As Leiber says in his introduction, I have tried in this book to display all my chief interests and small skills So, his stories and essays paired, roughly, so a story is followed by a non fiction piece on a similar theme cover monsters The Spider Monsters and Monster Lovers , chess Knight to Move a Change War story Weird World of the Knight , H P Lovecraft To Arkham and the Stars The Whisperer Re Examined , ca [...]