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The Best Of Fritz Leiber

Posted by demonik on February 1, 2013

The Best Of Fritz Leiber  (Sphere, 1974).

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Introduction

Sanity    
Wanted – An Enemy    
The Man Who Never Grew Young    
The Ship Sails at Midnight
The Enchanted Forest
Coming Attraction
Poor Superman
A Pail of Air
The Foxholes of Mars    
The Big Holiday    
The Night He Cried    
The Big Trek    
Space-Time for Springers    
Try and Change the Past    
A Deskful of Girls    
Rump-Titty-Titty-Tum-Tah-Tee    
Little Old Miss Macbeth    
Mariana    
The Man Who Made Friends With Electricity    
The Good New Days    
Gonna Roll the Bones    
America the Beautiful    

Bibliography

Blurb:
Fritz Leiber began writing science fiction in the 1940s and, to the delight of his fans, is still going strong. Perhaps best known for his Big Time series and the Hugo and Nebula awards winner Gonna Roll The Bones, Leiber succeeds in blending fantasy and science fiction in superbly readable fashion. This collection of twenty-two short stories is intended to demonstrate the development of his fascinating talent.

The collection includes

Gonna Roll The Bones – Joe Slattermill knew he could roll dice better than any man in Night Town. But then he played against the Big Gambler.
The Big Trek – He didn’t know where he was or how he got there. But he did know he shouldn’t be able to
understand the creatures he met.
Mariana – She flicked a switch that turned off the world . . . and the last one had her name on it.

This anthology includes a bibliography and an introduction by Fritz Leiber.

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Peter Haining – More Weird Tales

Posted by demonik on June 1, 2009

Peter Haining  (ed.) – More Weird Tales (Sphere, 1978)

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Manly Wade Wellman – The Valley Was Still
Ken Gary – A Weird Prophecy
Ray Bradbury – Bang! You’re Dead!
Robert Bloch – The Beasts of Barsac
The Eyrie – Readers’ Letters
Nictzin Dyalhis – The Heart of Atlantan
Fritz Leiber – The Phantom Slayer
Caroline Evans – San Francisco
Alice Olsen – Winter Night

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Fritz Leiber – Night’s Black Agents

Posted by demonik on May 6, 2008

Fritz Leiber – Night’s Black Agents (Sphere, 1977)

Foreword

Modern Horrors:

Smoke Ghost
The Automatic Pistol
The Inheritance
The Hill and the Hole
The Dreams Of Albert Moreland
The Hound
Diary in the Snow

Transition:

The Man Who Never Grew Young

Ancient Adventures:

The Sunken Land
Adept’s Gambit

“Fritz Leiber is author of the most frightening and thoroughly convincing of all modern horror stories”

– Damon Knight

Here at last in paperback is the premiere collection of fantasy and horror fiction which has long been a coveted collectors’ item in hardback. The first part of the anthology includes unsurpassable horror tales of the modern city. The second exemplifies the best in Leiber’s ‘Ancient Adventures’ and features those two world-famous characters of sword-and-sorcery fiction, Farfrd and the Grey Mouser. These are colourful, exciting fantasies in the great tradition of fantastic adventure.

The collection which fantasy and horror readers have all being waiting for!

Thanks to sean of vault for the contents and cover scan!

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