The Big Timeby Fritz Leiber
The Big Time was originally published in two parts in the Galaxy Magazine (1957). First book edition was published in 1961.
Hugo Award 1958.
It's been going on for a billion years and it will last another billion or so. Up and down the timeline, the two sides — "Spiders" and "Snakes" — battle endlessly to change the future and the past. Our lives, our memories, are their battleground. And in the midst of the war is the Place, outside space and time, where Greta Forzane and the other Entertainers provide solace and R-&-R for tired time warriors.
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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.
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