Heroes and HorrorsFritz Leiber
fantasy, horror, short stories
A collection of stories. Edited by Stuart Schiff.
World Fantasy Award nominee 1979.
SWORDS AND DEVILTRY... POTIONS AND WIZARDRY!
From the silvery mists of the ancient world of Nehwon... from the twilight hours of the life of Edgar Allan Poe... from secret tunnels below the billowing sea... from the damp gloom of San Francisco streets... comes a procession of monsters, ghosts, heroes and rogues, summoned from around a corner of time to enthrall, enchant, mystify and terrify!
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