Fritz Leiber

Fritz Leiber

Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. (1910–1992) was an American author of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. The son of a pair of Shakespearian actors, Leiber was also an actor, expert chess player, and champion fencer. Born in Chicago in 1910, Leiber spent his youth touring with his parents' theater company. He graduated with honors in philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1932. Leiber married Jonquil Stephens in 1936. In 1938, their son Justin was born. After Jonquil's death in 1969, Fritz Leiber moved to San Francisco, where he died on September 5, 1992.

Fritz Leiber's formative sword-and-sorcery story, "Two Sought Adventure," was published in Unknown magazine in 1939. Subsequent stories and novels would appear in such magazines as Astounding, Dangerous Visions, Fantastic, Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Galaxy, Other Worlds, Star Science Fiction Stories, and Weird Tales. A number of Leiber's works have been adapted for film or television.

In addition to multiple Hugo, Nebula, Derleth, Lovecraft, and World Fantasy Awards, Fritz Leiber received the Grand Master of Fantasy (Gandalf) Award in 1975, World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1976, the Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987, and the Grand Master Nebula Award in 1981.

Fritz Leiber portrait by Ed Emshwiller 1969, cover painting for the Special Fritz Leiber issue.


Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee June 15, 2010
Book Covers
Night's Black Agents
Gather, Darkness!
The Green Millennium
You're All Alone
Conjure Wife
Destiny Times Three
Two Sought Adventure
The Silver Eggheads
The Mind Spider and Other Stories
The Big Time
Shadows With Eyes
Ships to the Stars
The Wanderer6.04
A Pail of Air
The Night of the Wolf
Tarzan and the Valley of Gold
A Spectre is Haunting Texas
Swords in the Mist (Lankhmar #3)
Swords Against Wizardry (Lankhmar #4)
The Swords of Lankhmar (Lankhmar #5)
The Secret Songs
Night Monsters
Swords and Deviltry (Lankhmar #1)6.80
Swords Against Death (Lankhmar #2)7.00
The Book of Fritz Leiber
The Best of Fritz Leiber
The Second Book of Fritz Leiber
The Worlds of Fritz Leiber
Ship of Shadows
Swords and Ice Magic (Lankhmar #6)
Rime Isle
Our Lady of Darkness6.00
Heroes and Horrors
Bazaar of the Bizarre
Changewar
The Ghost Light
The Knight and Knave of Swords (Lankhmar #7)
The Leiber Chronicles: Fifty Years of Fritz Leiber
Conjure Wife / Our Lady of Darkness
Gummitch and Friends
The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich
Dark Ladies
The First Book of Lankhmar (Lankhmar (omnibus editions) #1)
The Second Book of Lankhmar (Lankhmar (omnibus editions) #2)
The Black Gondolier
The Creature from Cleveland Depths and Other Tales
Selected Stories
Strange Wonders: A Collection of Rare Fritz Leiber Works

Speculative Fiction Novels (48)


2010 | fantasy, short stories

2010 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories

2007 | science fiction, horror, short stories

2003 | fantasy, horror, short stories
(Lankhmar (omnibus editions) #2)
2001 | fantasy > sword and sorcery, collection
(Lankhmar (omnibus editions) #1)
2001 | fantasy > sword and sorcery, collection

1999 | fantasy, horror

1997 | science fiction, horror

1992 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories

1991 | fantasy, horror, collection

1990 | science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories
(Lankhmar #7)
1988 | fantasy > sword and sorcery, short stories

1984 | science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories

1983 | science fiction, short stories

1978 | fantasy, horror, short stories
(Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser)
1978 | fantasy > sword and sorcery, collection
(Lankhmar #6)
1977 | fantasy > sword and sorcery, short stories
(Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser)
1977 | fantasy > sword and sorcery

1977 | fantasy, horror

1976 | science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories

1976 | science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories

1975 | science fiction, fantasy, non-fiction, short stories

1974 | science fiction, fantasy, horror, non-fiction, short stories

1974 | science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories
(Lankhmar #2)
1970 | fantasy > sword and sorcery, short stories
(Lankhmar #1)
1970 | fantasy > sword and sorcery, short stories

1969 | horror, short stories
(Lankhmar #5)
1968 | fantasy > sword and sorcery
(Lankhmar #4)
1968 | fantasy > sword and sorcery, short stories
(Lankhmar #3)
1968 | fantasy > sword and sorcery, short stories

1968 | science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories

1968 | science fiction

1966 | science fiction, short stories
(Tarzan (other novels))
1966 | fantasy

1964 | science fiction

1964 | science fiction, short stories

1964 | science fiction, short stories

1962 | horror, short stories

1961 | science fiction, horror, short stories

1961 | science fiction

1961 | science fiction

1957 | science fiction
(Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser)
1957 | fantasy > sword and sorcery, short stories

1953 | science fiction

1953 | fantasy, horror

1953 | science fiction

1950 | science fiction

1947 | fantasy, horror, short stories