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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Running from 1949 to the present day, this magazine was where many of Fritz’s more abstract stories were first published, as well as several Lankhmar tales.



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

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CoverStoryIssue
When The Last Gods Die1951 / 12
The Big Holiday1953 / 01
The Silence Game1954 / 04
Last1957 / 03
http://www.lankhmar.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/FSF_0077.jpgThe Big Trek1957 / 10
A Deskful of Girls (kelley Freas cover)1958 / 04
Little Old Miss Macbeth1958 / 10
http://www.lankhmar.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/FSF_0092.jpgThe Silver Eggheads1959 / 01
The Oldest Soldier1960 / 05
The Man Who made Friends with Electricity1962 / 03
http://www.lankhmar.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/FSF_0135.jpgThe Secret Songs1962 / 08
Myths My Great-Granddaughter Taught Me1963 / 01
Game for Motel Room1963 / 03
Kindergarden1963 / 04
Success1963 / 07
237 Talking Statues Etc.1963 / 09
When the Change-Winds Blow 1964 / 08
Four Ghosts in Hamlet1965 / 01
The Winter Flies1967 / 10
The Turned-off Heads1968 / 01
http://www.lankhmar.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/FSFJUL69.jpgShip of Shadows1969 / 07
Ill Met in Lankhmar1970 / 04
The Price of Pain-Ease1971 / 11
The Lotus Eaters1972 / 02
Cats Three1973 / 10
Catch That Zeppelin!1975 / 03
The Cat Hotel1983 / 10

Fafhrd & The Gray Mouser (Epic & DC Comics)

First published in 1990 by Epic as a Comic

First appearing in DC Comics Swords and Sorcery (by by Denny O’Neil and Howard Chaykin) Then in a new set of comics (Howard and Mike Mignola), these Lankhmar stories were spread across 4 issues, Dark Horse have made these later versions into and anthology edition.

Credits: Howard Chaykin – adaptation and script, Mike Mignola – pencil art, Al Williamson – inks, Sheryl Van Valkenburgh – color art, Michael Heisler – Lettering and Logo Design, Suzanne Dell’Orto – Assistant Editor, Nelson Yomtov – Editor, Carl Potts – Executive Editor Epic Comics. read more

The Three of Swords

First published in 1989 by SFBC as a Hardback

Collects the first three Swords books.

Contains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order)


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Ill Met in Lankhmar

First published in 1995 by Whitewolf as a Hardback

Ill Met in Lankhmar is an omnibus edition including both Swords Against Deviltry and Swords Against Death as well as some poetry about the Gray Mouser. The book opens with a fascinating introduction by Micheal Moorcock and is followed by Fritz Leibers ‘Fafhrd and Me’  The book contains numerous illustrations, quite simply a superb edition of the two books.

Ill Met in Lankhmar reviews & articles Contains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order)


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Swords Against Death

First published in 1970 by Ace as a Paperback

The second of the Swords series (In the Lankhmar chronology). Based on Two Sought Adventure which was published in 1957, but fits it into the chronology just after the time of Ivrian and Vlana’s deaths. Also contains the first appearances of Ningauble and Sheelba.  These are some of the oldest Lankhmar tales he wrote and stories like Bleak Shore and Jewels in the Forest have a distinctly Lovecraftian feel.  It still suprises me how fresh these stories feel given that many pre-date the second world war.

The circle curse works well as a bridging piece and Bazaar of the Bizarre remains a classic piece, though it’s tone clearly sets it as a later Leiber story.

Note, Two Sought Adventure is retitled Jewels in the Forest.

Review at The Quill and Keyboard

Review at Stainless Steel Droppings

Contains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order)

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