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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)


Beauty and the Beasts

In the Witch's Tent

Rime Isle

Stardock

The Bait

The Frost Monstreme

The Lords of Quarmall

The Sadness of the Executioner

The Two Best Thieves in Lankhmar

Trapped in the Sea of Stars

Trapped in the Shadowland

Under the Thumbs of the Gods

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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)


Beauty and the Beasts

Rime Isle

The Bait

The Frost Monstreme

The Sadness of the Executioner

Trapped in the Sea of Stars

Trapped in the Shadowland

Under the Thumbs of the Gods

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

  • 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
Contains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order)


A Hitch in Space

Beauty and the Beasts

Cat's Cradle

Crazy Annaoj

Kindergarten

Knight to Move

The Spider

To Arkham and the Stars

When the Last Gods Die

Yesterday House

 

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