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Galaxy

Along with Fantastic and F&SF, Galaxy magazine accounts for much of Fritz Leiber’s output during the 50s and 60s.   The stories Fritz sold to Galaxy magazine tended to be the lighter, more whimsical stories, but none the less contain several of his classic stories.

Covers are only shown where they are for one of Fritz’s stories.

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Horrible Imaginings

First published in 2004 by Midnight House as a Hardback

Horrible Imaginings is another fine selection of rare tales (limited to 500 numbered copies), edited by John Pelan (and a shout out to me in the front – yay!)

“This is the third of a series of volumes dedicated to preserving all of Fritz Leiber’s weird and macabre tales under the Midnight House imprint. Horrible Imaginings assembles stories from sources ranging from 1940s issues of Weird Tales to rare fanzines like Amra and Whispers. As a special treat, this book includes a “lost” story, “Skinny’s Wonderful”, apparently written for Esquire or Playboy which was recently discovered in the author’s papers. Most of the stories gathered here are making their first appearance in book form or have been virtually unobtainable for many years. Fritz Leiber was the winner of every major award for science fiction, fantasy, and horror during his career. While many of his novels remain in print, much of his great short fiction has been virtually unobtainable for decades.”

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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
    essay
  • 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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