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Minireview: The Snow Women

Fantastic, April 1970

When Ace released the swords series in it’s own internal chronology, Fritz ended up writing many link pieces to fit the stories. He also had to formally set in place the backgrounds Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser as well as their meeting.

He had already visited the antecedents of the Gray Mouser in 1962’s  ‘The Unholy Grail’, in ‘The Snow Women’ we follow Fafhrd’s earliest adventure. There was a feeling of gothic in the Unholy Grail, with it’s mad lord, dungeons and waif like heroine, but the  Snow Women, written in 1970, is much more typical of Leiber’s later work. read more

Lankhmar and the world of Nehwon

These are probably the best known stories that Fritz Leiber wrote spanning 50 years of his life.  The first appeared in Unknown Magazine around 1940 and the last instalment appeared in The Knight and Knave of Swords around 1990. The stories follow the various adventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, two characters created by Fritz and his friend Harry Fischer.  However it is Leiber who wrote all the stories,with the exception of 10,000 words in the Lords of Quarmall(which appears in Swords against Wizardry), which were penned by Fischer. read more

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

Tor SF double No. 19

First published in 1990 by TOR as a Paperback

The Hugo and Nebula award winning Novellete Ill Met in Lankmar is bundled with The Fair in Emain Macha by Charles de Lint. Charles de Lint pays tribute to Fritz in his introduction.

Tor Double #19 is an old-and-new contrast — the very first of Leiber’s tales of Fafhrd and theGray Mouser, and an early work by one of today’s best young fantasists (the author of Yarrow,Moonheart, and Svaha). Both are excellent of their kind, Leiber’s particularly so. Lankhmar has spawned so many imitators in the decades since Leiber first chronicled the skulduggery in its dark streets that it is easy to forget how good the original stories were. Rediscover, and enjoy!
Raymonds Reviews #029 Date: 5 Apr 90 16:11:11 GMT

Contains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order)


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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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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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Rime Isle

Rime Isle - Whispers HB

First published in 1977 by Whispers as a Hardback 

Illustrated by Tim Kirk, it was published by Whispers Press in 1977. Rime Isle was billed as a single short novel,although half had been published as a stand alone story in Flashing Swords #3 and the other half in two issues of cosmos, (under the titles “the Frost Monstreme” and “Rime Isle”respectively). The contents form most of the collection Swords and Ice Magic.  The cover for Rime Isle  I have always found to be very effective.

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 ...

Lean Times in Lankhmar

An omnibus edition including both Swords in the Mist and Swords Against Wizardry. The book contains numerous illustrations ...

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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