The Secret SongsFritz Leiber
science fiction, fantasy, horror, short stories
A collection of stories.
ELEVEN CLASSICS FROM A MASTER
Here are eleven outstanding short stories by Fritz Leiber, a master of the genre who has won two Hugo Awards and countless critical accolades in the 30 years he has been writing top science fiction. The Secret Songs represents the best of Leiber's work – ranging in style from sophisticated hardcore SF to fantasy and horror in the classic style. It is a tribute to Leiber's versatility and permanence, and a must for any science fiction bookshelf.
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