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Masters of Science Fiction: Fritz Leiber

Masters of Science Fiction: Fritz Leiber was first published in 2016 by Centipede Press as a

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Selected Stories

A very good compilation from 2010, containing a fair spread of stories.

The Ghost Light

First published in 1984 by Berkeley as a Paperback

Released as a celebration of his work, it is perhaps the most wide ranging of his collections. Fafhrd & the Mouser, cats, chess and sex ,all of Fritz’s preoccupations, are covered. It also contains a fascinating autobiographical essay.

Notable Editions: Berkley HB limited to 750 copies signed by Leiber.

An audiobook is also available from Audible/Amazon.

Contains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order)


A Deskful of Girls

Bazaar of the Bizarre

Black Glass

Coming Attraction

Four Ghosts in Hamlet

Gonna Roll the Bones

Midnight by the Morphy Watch

Space-Time for Springers

The Ghost Light

The Best of Fritz Leiber

First published in 1974 by Sidgewick & Jackson as a Hardback

This is a wide ranging collection of his stories and, as an introduction to his work, probably one of the best available. It concentrates on his SF/Fantasy but doesn’t contain Fafhrd & Mouser stories, or his horror stories such as ‘Smoke Ghost’. It opens with a brief introduction by Leiber , some editions contains a warm tribute by Poul Anderson. Amazon claim to have a Kindle Version, this is called ‘Selected Stories‘ and is a different collection.

Review over at The Black Gate

“Twenty two stories by this talented author whose work has ranged widely across the genres of fantasy and SF. The Hugo and Nebula award winning ‘Gonna Roll The Bones’ is an effective horror story. ‘Space Time For Springers’ is a delightful tale about cats. Other powerful pieces, which more closely fit the definition of SF, include ‘Coming Attraction’ and ‘America the Beautiful’.”
The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction – David Pringle

Contains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order)


A Deskful of Girls

A Pail of Air

America the Beautiful

Coming Attraction

Gonna Roll the Bones

Little Old Miss Macbeth

Mariana

Poor Superman

Rump-Titty-Titty-Tum-TAH-Tee

Sanity

Space-Time for Springers

The Big Holiday

The Big Trek

The Enchanted Forest

The Foxholes of Mars

The Good New Days

The Man Who Made Friends with Electricity

The Man Who Never Grew Young

The Night He Cried

The Ship Sails at Midnight

Try and Change The Past

Wanted - An Enemy

Gummitch and Friends

First published in 1992 by Donald M Grant as a Hardback

Gummitch and Friends collects together all the Gummitch Stories as well as a lot of other cat stories. It contains some lovely illustrations as well as some poetry by Margo Skinner (Leiber), Karen Anderson and Poul Anderson.

The Book is dedicated to Margo, his second wife, and she writes of their wedding day.

A limited edition, slip cased version was released, with tributes from people such as Stephen King and Harlan Ellison included as Fritz died at the time of publication. read more

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