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Masters of the Weird Tale: Fritz Leiber

Masters of the Weird Tale: Fritz Leiber was first published in 2016 by Centipede Press as  Hardbacks

A vast collection of Fritz’s darker stories, published by Centipede (as a collection of two hardbacks), who always do a lovely job with their books, a companion piece to Masters of Science Fiction.  The good selection of stories selected by John Pelan is complimented by a great cover.  Released in a signed edition.

Contains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order) as well as the novellas You’re All Alone  and

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

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The Bair# 1
The Glove# 6-7
The Button Moulder# 13-14
Black Has Its Charms# 21 - 22
The Mouser Goes Below# 23 - 24

Whispers 13/14

First published in 1979 by Whispers as a Hardback

A Fritz Leiber tribute issue of the magazine Whispers was also released as a HB book signed by Fritz and the editors. As well as The Button Molder, the book also contains some wonderful illustrations from Steve Fabian, his ‘Swords set’ is just stunning.

Rosemary Pardue also wrote the excellent article on the Button Molder short Story.

The Book also contains.

A Ghostly Photograph of Fritz Leiber • interior artwork by Emil Petaja

The Button Molder • novelette by Fritz Leiber

Swords and Deviltry Folio • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian

Fritz Leiber Revisited: From Hyde Park to Geary Street • essay by James Wade

Alderman Stratton’s Fancy • (1969) • shortstory by David Campton

Alderman Stratton’s Fancy • interior artwork by Raul Garcia Capella

Castle of Tears • [Dread Empire] • shortstory by Glen Cook

Castle of Tears • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli

Blood Moon • shortstory by Thomas L. Owen

Chang Dree • shortstory by Gerald W. Page

HPL: A Reminiscence (part 2 of 2) • essay by H. Warner Munn

The Sorcerer’s Dream • shortstory by Brian Lumley

The Sorcerer’s Dream • interior artwork by Alan Hunter

A Fly One • shortstory by Steve Sneyd

A Fly One • interior artwork by Denis Tiani

The Last Ambition • shortstory by Charles L. Grant

The Last Ambition • interior artwork by Alan Hunter

Who Nose What Evil • shortstory by Charles E. Fritch

Who Nose What Evil • interior artwork by Jim Shull

The White Beast • [Dilvish] • shortstory by Roger Zelazny

The White Beast • interior artwork by Alan Hunter

The Secret Member • essay by J. Vernon Shea

The Dead Line • shortstory by Dennis Etchison

Smoke Ghost • interior artwork by Chris Pellitiere

Contains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order)

Smoke Ghost & Other Apparitions

First published in 2002 by Midnight House as a Hardback

Midnight Houses’ second Leiber collection has a special place in my heart as I get thanked in the front of the book! Fine selection of rare stories, many of which were either uncollected before, or come from long out of print collections.

Review at Walden East

Contains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order)

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