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Fritz Leiber Bibliography Definition


Fritz Leiber was one of the more interesting of the young writers who came into HP Lovecraft's orbit, and some of his best early short fiction is horror rather than sf or fantasy. He found his mature voice early in the first of the sword-and-sorcery adventures featuring the large sensitive barbarian Fafhrd and the small street-smart-ish Gray Mouser; he returned to this series at various points in his career, using it sometimes for farce and sometimes for gloomy mood pieces--The Swords of Lankhmar is perhaps the best single volume of their adventures. Leiber's science fiction includes the planet-smashing The Wanderer in which a large cast mostly survive flood, fire, and the sexual attentions of feline aliens, and the satirical A Spectre is Haunting Texas in which a gangling, exo-skeleton-clad actor from the Moon leads a revolution and finds his true love. Leiber's late short fiction, and the fine horror novel Our Lady of Darkness, combine autobiographical issues like his struggle with depression and alcoholism with meditations on the emotional content of the fantastic genres. Leiber's capacity for endless self-reinvention and productive self-examination kept him, until his death, one of the most modern of his sf generation.

 

Novels

Gather, Darkness! (1943)
Destiny Times Three (1945)
Conjure Wife (1953)
The Green Millennium (1953)
The Sinful Ones (1953)
     aka You're All Alone
The Big Time (1957)
The Silver Eggheads (1961)
The Wanderer (1964)
Tarzan and the Valley of Gold (1966)
A Spectre Is Haunting Texas (1968)
Our Lady of Darkness (1977)
Rime Isle (1977)
The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich (1997)
What's He Doing in There? (2011)

 

Omnibus

Bulls, Blood and Passion / Sinful Ones (1953) (with David Williams)
The Three of Swords (1970)
Destiny Times Three / Riding the Torch (1978) (with Norman Spinrad)
Ill Met in Lankhmar / Fair in Emain Macha (1990)
The Big Time / With No Great Magic! (2010)
You're All Alone / Liquid Man (2010)
Dwellers of the Deep / Night of the Long Knives (2013) (with Don Wilcox)

 

Collections

Night's Black Agents (1947)
The Mind Spider (1961)
Shadows with Eyes (1962)
A Pail of Air (1964)
Ships to the Stars (1964)
The Night of the Wolf (1966)
The Secret Songs (1968)
Night Monsters (1969)
The Book of Fritz Leiber (1974)
The Best of Fritz Leiber (1974)
The Second Book of Fritz Leiber (1975)
The Worlds of Fritz Leiber (1976)
Bazaar of the Bizarre (1978)
Heroes and Horrors (1978)
The Change War (1978)
Ship of Shadows (1979)
Ervool (1980)
The Mystery of the Japanese Clock (1982)
The Ghost Light (1984)
The Leiber Chronicles (1990)
Gummitch and Friends (1992)
Dark Ladies (1999)
Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser (2000)
The Black Gondolier (2003)
The Creature from Cleveland Depths (2007)
The First Book of Lankhmar (2008)
Poor Superman and Others (2009)
The Night of the Long Knives And Other Works (2010)
Selected Stories (2010)
The Night of the Long Knives / Creature From The Cleveland Depths (2010)
Strange Wonders (2010)
Science Fiction Collection 001 (2011) (with Harry Harrison)
Smoke Ghost And Other Apparitions (2011)
Science Fiction Collection 002 (2011) (with Kurt Vonnegut Jr)
Horror Gems, Volume Two (2011) (with Joseph Payne Brennan)
Lords of Quarmall / Beacon to Elsewhere (2011) (with Harry Fischer)
Horror Gems, Volume Three (2012) (with Stanton A Coblentz, August Derleth, John Jakes, Gordon MacCreagh, Rog Phillips, Seabury Quinn, H Russell Wakefield and Evangeline Walton)
Horrible Imaginings (2012)
Day Dark, Night Bright (2012)
Science Fiction Gems, Volume Four (2012) (with Poul Anderson, Ben Bova, Hugh B Cave, Randall Garrett, Frank Belknap Long, Kris Neville, Jack Sharkey and Walt Sheldon)
Hatchery of Dreams (2012)
The Wildside Book of Fantasy (2012) (with Lin Carter, Paul Di Filippo, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Robert E Howard, Clive Jackson, Tanith Lee, E Hoffmann Price, Thomas Burnett Swann, Lawrence Watt-Evans and Gene Wolfe)
The Moon is Green and Other Tales (2013)

 

Novellas

Gonna Roll the Bones (2004)
Bread Overhead (2009)
Coming Attraction (2009)
The Night of the Long Knives (2009)
The Last Letter (2011)
The Moon is Green (2011)
The Dead Man (2011)
Mariana (2011)

 

Short Stories

No Great Magic (2009)

 

Fritz Leiber


Born

in Chicago, Illinois, The United States

December 24, 1910


Died

September 05, 1992


Genre

Science Fiction & Fantasy


Influences

Robert E. Howard, William Shakespeare


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Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. was one of the more interesting of the young writers who came into HP Lovecraft's orbit, and some of his best early short fiction is horror rather than sf or fantasy. He found his mature voice early in the first of the sword-and-sorcery adventures featuring the large sensitive barbarian Fafhrd and the small street-smart-ish Gray Mouser; he returned to this series at various points in his career, using it sometimes for farce and sometimes for gloomy mood pieces--The Swords of Lankhmar is perhaps the best single volume of their adventures. Leiber's science fiction includes the planet-smashing The Wanderer in which a large cast mostly survive flood, fire, and the sexual attentions of feline aliens, and the satirical AFritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. was one of the more interesting of the young writers who came into HP Lovecraft's orbit, and some of his best early short fiction is horror rather than sf or fantasy. He found his mature voice early in the first of the sword-and-sorcery adventures featuring the large sensitive barbarian Fafhrd and the small street-smart-ish Gray Mouser; he returned to this series at various points in his career, using it sometimes for farce and sometimes for gloomy mood pieces--The Swords of Lankhmar is perhaps the best single volume of their adventures. Leiber's science fiction includes the planet-smashing The Wanderer in which a large cast mostly survive flood, fire, and the sexual attentions of feline aliens, and the satirical A Spectre is Haunting Texas in which a gangling, exo-skeleton-clad actor from the Moon leads a revolution and finds his true love. Leiber's late short fiction, and the fine horror novel Our Lady of Darkness, combine autobiographical issues like his struggle with depression and alcoholism with meditations on the emotional content of the fantastic genres. Leiber's capacity for endless self-reinvention and productive self-examination kept him, until his death, one of the most modern of his sf generation.
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