A collection of stories.
There can be no doubt
that Fritz Leiber is one of the foremost talents writing Science Fiction
and Fantasy today. The unique ideas and techniques he has created for
his novels and stories have earned him an impressive reputation - both
in and out of the Science Fiction world.
The stories included in the collection you now hold are some of the finest examples of the high quality, imagination, and pure reading pleasure that the world has come to expect from the genius of 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 ... (more)