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Swords Masters

First published in 1989 by SFBC as a Hardback

This book collected together the second three ‘Swords’ Books and was released by the SF book club.

Contains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order)

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An omnibus edition including both Swords of Lankhmar and Swords And Ice Magic. The book contains numerous illustrations, a superb edition of the two books ...

Swords and Ice Magic

First published in 1977 by Ace as a Paperback

The sixth of the Swords series (In the Lankhmar chronology), it introduces Cif and Afreyt and of course Rime Isle.

Notable Editions: First edition is Ace no. 79166-2. Gregg Press HB. George Prior HB, plus Audiobook and Kindle.

Contains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order)

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The Book of Fritz Leiber

First published in 1974 by DAW as a Paperback

The collection is made up of stories and essays alternately, ie: story, essay, story etc…

Notable editions:Gregg Press released a limited edition HB of 300 copies as a set with The Second Book of Fritz Leiber. They contained an introduction by T. Collins

Contains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order)

  • Essays
  • Monsters and Monster Lovers discusses
    Lovecraft, Machen, Bloch and several others and their memorable monsters
  • Hottest and Coldest Molecules science
  • Those Wild Alien Words: I discussion
    of the oddities of language
  • Debunking the I Machine an anti-war
    (not a specific war) piece
  • King Lear
  • After Such Knowledge book review
    of James Blish’s Black Easter
  • Weird World of the Knight chess
  • The Whisperer Re-examined discusses
    Lovecraft’s “The Whisperer in Darkness
  • Masters of Mace and Magic reviews of E. R. Eddison’s,The Worm Ouroboros, Mistress of Mistresses and A Fish Dinner in Memison. Also of Robert E. Howard’s (and various collaborators posthumously) King Kull, Conan, Conan the Warrior, Conan the Usurper and Conan the Conqueror

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