Night MonstersFritz Leiber
horror, short stories
A collection of stories.
GALLERY OF HORROR
In this collection of grisly and terrifying stories you will find your darkest fears depicted – a phantom seen in a mirror reflection at midnight which becomes only too real... a weird girl who practices a rather different kind of vampirism... a malignant, inexorable intelligence which lurks in murky oil deposits beneath the earth's bony crust... These and other black gems of the fantasist's art await your discovery – if you dare to look within...
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