A volume of Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories designed for the collector. The Cloud of Hate, Bazaar of the Bizarre and Lean Times in Lankhmar, were chosen by the author as his particular favorites. Mr. Leiber has added an introduction which provides background for that fabulous sword and sorcery world. A deluxe volume with jewel-like illustrations in full color by Stephan Peregrine.
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 ... (more)