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The Best Of Fritz Leiber

Posted by demonik on February 1, 2013

The Best Of Fritz Leiber  (Sphere, 1974).



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    
Little Old Miss Macbeth    
The Man Who Made Friends With Electricity    
The Good New Days    
Gonna Roll the Bones    
America the Beautiful    


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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Richard Matheson – Shock 2

Posted by demonik on August 12, 2007

Richard Matheson – Shock 2 (Sphere, 1978)


Brother to the Machine
No Such Thing As a Vampire
The Man Who Made the World
Graveyard Shift
The Likeness of Julie
Lazarus II
Big Surprise
From Shadowed Places
A Flourish of Strumpets

Master of the macabre Richard Matheson presents his second collection of stories to chill and terrify — thirteen SHOCKing tales that will make your blood run cold.

The man who became a machine …

The noblewoman who believed in vampires ….

The doctor who faced a witchdoctor’s voodoo curse …

The peculiar old man who gave local children a big surprise …

and many more characters guaranteed to give you the SHOCK of your life!


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