The Second Book of Fritz LeiberFritz Leiber
science fiction, fantasy, non-fiction, short stories
An encore collection of six stories and five articles by the award-winning author. — "If this book were a drink, it'd be two shots of science fiction, a big shot of sword and sorcery, an equally generous slug of supernatural horror, and a pony of police detection, with dashes of straight science and exotic fact. It has a lot of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser in it (my heroic-fantasy guys) and the first entry is almost a short novel." — 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