Ships to the StarsFritz Leiber
science fiction, short stories
SHIPS TO THE STARS is a collection of six of the stories that have earned him an impressive and well-deserved reputation. It is a book in which you will discover: Elven, the last of the Wild Ones, who carried his entire race in a locket; all the creatures and races from everywhen, parading silently across an infinite desert; and Helen, the girl who was too perfect to be human... and wasn't.
You will discover this, and much, much more in SHIPS TO THE STARS – all of it fascinating, all of it frightningly and wonderfully real.
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