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Leiber, Fritz 1910-1992

Overview
Works: 439 works in 1,261 publications in 15 languages and 18,853 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Drama  Fantasy fiction  Short stories, American  Fantasy fiction, American  Periodicals  Occult fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Signer, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Performer
Classifications: PS3523.E4583, 813.54
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Publications about Fritz Leiber
Publications by Fritz Leiber
Publications by Fritz Leiber, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Fritz Leiber
The wanderer by Fritz Leiber( Book )
56 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,234 libraries worldwide
Earth is threatened when a vast spaceship appears and consumes the Moon
The big time by Fritz Leiber( Book )
48 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 1,003 libraries worldwide
Fritz Leiber (1910-1992) may be best known as a fantasy writer, but he published widely and successfully in the horror and science fiction fields. One of his major SF creations is the Change War, a series of stories and short novels about rival time-traveling forces locked in a bitter, ages-long struggle for control of the human universe where battles alter history and then change it again until there is no certainty about what might once have happened. The most notable work of the series is the Hugo Award-winning novel The Big Time, in which doctors, entertainers, and wounded soldiers find th
The knight and knave of swords by Fritz Leiber( Book )
22 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 883 libraries worldwide
Ramsey Campbell, the highly regarded British horror author called him, "the greatest living writer of supernatural horror fiction". Drawing many of his own themes from Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, and H.P Lovecraft, master manipulator Fritz Leiber is a worldwide legend within the Fantasy genre, actually having coined the term "Sword and Sorcery" that would describe the sub-genre he would more than help create. While THE LORD OF THE RINGS took the world by storm, Leiber’s fantastic but thoroughly flawed anti-heroes, Fafhrd and Grey Mouser, adventured and stumbled deep within the caves of Inner Earth as well, albeit a different one than Tolkien's. They wondered and wandered to the edges of the Outer Sea, across the Land of Nehwon and throughout every nook and cranny of gothic Lankhmar, Nehwon’s grandest and most mystically corrupt city. Lankhmar is Leiber’s fully realized, vivid, incarnation of urban decay and civilization’s corroding effect on the human psyche. Fafhrd and Mouse are not innocents; their world is no land of honor and righteousness. It is a world of human complexities and violent action, of discovery and mystery, of swords and sorcery
Gather, darkness! by Fritz Leiber( Book )
29 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and held by 857 libraries worldwide
The dark ages are back. Three centuries after a nuclear holocaust, Armon Jarles does battle with the false theocracy that threatens to begin the greatest holy war the world has ever seen
The best of Fritz Leiber by Fritz Leiber( Book )
12 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
A specter is haunting Texas by Fritz Leiber( Book )
29 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 613 libraries worldwide
The world belonged to Texas. Well, about half of it did. Crockett "Scully" La Cruz found out all about Greater Texas when he dropped in from his home that circled the moon. He'd come to claim his family's mine in Yellowknife, Northwest Territory, Canada-but the spaceship Tsialkovsky left him in Dallas instead of Yellowknife
Conjure wife by Fritz Leiber( Book )
39 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 556 libraries worldwide
What if half the world's population (the female half) practiced witchcraft and kept it a secret from men? Norman Saylor, a professor of ethnology, discovers that his wife, Tansy, has put his research in the field of "Negro Conjure Magic" into practice for the sake of protecting him from other spell-casting faculty wives who wish to further their own husbands' careers. A man of science, Norman has only an academic interest in the subject of magic and superstition, and forces Tansy to cease all her workings and to burn all her charms. As soon as Norman burns the last charm, things start to fall
Swords and deviltry by Fritz Leiber( Book )
40 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 551 libraries worldwide
Swords and Deviltry, the first book of Leiber's landmark series, introduces us to a strange world where our two strangers find the familiar in themselves and discover the icy power of female magic. Three master-magician femme-fatales and a sprightly lad illuminate the bonds between father and son, the relationship between the bravado of the imagination, and the courage of fools. A hedge wizard explains the cold war between the sexes. Mouse and Fafhrd meet again and learn the truth of how Mouse became the Gray Mouser. Together they traverse the smoke and mirrors of Lankhmar learning more and more of the foggy world in which they live, mapping the sinister silent symptoms of the never-ending night-smog. They follow the night-smog's relation to the region's longing for larceny and the hazy opiate of vanity. Last but certainly not least, they experience the pleasures and pains of the City of Sevenscore Thousand Smokers that will lead them to countless more adventures and misadventures
Our lady of darkness by Fritz Leiber( Book )
13 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
Fritz Leiber (1910-1992) may be best known as a fantasy writer, but he published widely and successfully in the horror and science fiction fields. His fiction won the Hugo, Nebula, Derleth, Gandalf, Lovecraft, and World Fantasy Awards, and he was honored with the Life Achievement Lovecraft Award and the Grand Master Nebula Award. One of his best novels is the classic dark fantasy Our Lady of Darkness (1978 winner of the World Fantasy Award. Our Lady of Darkness introduces San Francisco horror writer Franz Westen. While studying his beloved city through binoculars from his apartment window, he is astonished to see a mysterious figure waving at him from a hilltop two miles away. He walks to Corona Heights and looks back at his building, to discover the figure waving at him from his apartment window--and to find himself caught in a century-spanning curse that may have destroyed Clark Ashton Smith and Jack London
Swords against death by Fritz Leiber( Book )
34 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 508 libraries worldwide
In order to forget their grief over the death of their lovers, Fafhrd the Barbarian and the Gray Mouser set off in search of adventure
The green millennium by Fritz Leiber( Book )
32 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
Hugo and Nebula award-winning Fritz Leiber is a science-fiction grand master with an unparalleled ability to discern the stranger side of the universe. THE GREEN MILLENNIUM is set in a futuristic human society based on our own. The regimented, regulated and bureaucratized life style led by the misanthropic Phil Gish leaves him feeling vaguely dissatisfied and emotionally cut off from other people. He is surprised when a pure green cat appears in his room, a cat who makes him feel happier and more alive than he has ever felt. Phil decides to call the cat Lucky, hoping his life will take a turn for the better. If you consider different as change for the better, then Gish really has got something in Lucky-—something that everyone else wants-—including the Mob, the FBI, some nude aliens, and a gorgeous mystery woman. When Lucky seems to vanish into thin air, Phil will do anything to get him back, even if it means challenging the very powers that rule his world
The swords of Lankhmar by Fritz Leiber( Book )
34 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 469 libraries worldwide
Drawing themes from Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, and H.P Lovecraft, master manipulator Fritz Leiber is a worldwide legend within the fantasy genre, actually coining the term "Sword and Sorcery" that describes the sub-genre he helped create. Before THE LORD OF THE RINGS took the world by storm, Leiber's fantastic but thoroughly flawed anti-heroes, Fafhrd and Gray Mouser, adventured and stumbled deep within the caves of Inner Earth as well, albeit a different one. They wondered and wandered to the edges of the Outer Sea, across the Land of Nehwon and throughout every nook and cranny of gothic Lankhmar, Nehwon's grandest and most mystically corrupt city. Lankhmar is Leiber's fully realized vivid incarnation of urban decay and civilization's corroding effect on the human psyche. Fafhrd and Mouse are not innocents; their world is no land of honor and righteousness. It is a world of human complexities and violent action, of discovery and mystery, of swords and sorcery. THE SWORDS OF LANKHMAR finds the city characteristically plagued by rats. Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are in the employ of Glipkerio, the overlord, to guard a grain ship on its journey. Along the way the rats on board stage a rebellion and threaten to take the ship until a two-headed sea monster saves the day. If only there were two-headed sea monsters everywhere, Lankhmar would be safe, too. Alas, upon returning to the city, the two discover that Lankhmar is controlled by rats. It is a city known for its thieves and swine, but even the city's muddiest bottom feeders had never seen pillaging and plundering like this. And only the sorcerers Sheelba of the Eyeless Face and Ningauble of the Seven Eyes can scare this scourge. Mouser must shrink into the rat's world and Fafhrd must unleash the feared feline War Cats. Then the fun really begins
Swords in the mist by Fritz Leiber( Book )
31 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 460 libraries worldwide
Drawing themes from Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, and H.P Lovecraft, master manipulator Fritz Leiber is a worldwide legend within the fantasy genre, actually coining the term "Sword and Sorcery" that describes the sub-genre he helped create. Before THE LORD OF THE RINGS took the world by storm, Leiber's fantastic but thoroughly flawed anti-heroes, Fafhrd and Gray Mouser, adventured and stumbled deep within the caves of Inner Earth as well, albeit a different one. They wondered and wandered to the edges of the Outer Sea, across the Land of Nehwon and throughout every nook and cranny of gothic Lankhmar, Nehwon's grandest and most mystically corrupt city. Lankhmar is Leiber's fully realized vivid incarnation of urban decay and civilization's corroding effect on the human psyche. Fafhrd and Mouse are not innocents; their world is no land of honor and righteousness. It is a world of human complexities and violent action, of discovery and mystery, of swords and sorcery. SWORDS IN THE MIST, book three in the Lankhmar series, thrusts our indentured sword-swinging servants into the question of hate, its power and its purpose. You see, it happens to be lean times in Lankhmar, illuminating that link between money and love. Luckily, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser don't always believe in love. When Lankhmar gets too gritty, our travelers take to their other, less harsh mistress, the Sea. But the Sea can play tricks on men, and so can the Sea King. He can break a man or worse yet, curse him. But when he's away it's all play for the formidable swordsmen and the Triple Goddess...and two luscious sea queens. But luck may not always be there as they discover on the way to Ningauble, their wizard employer. After a long journey in defense of their control over their own fates, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser find themselves pawns in a life and death chess game, all of Lankhmar being the pieces. How many pawns will be left on the board before someone wins?
First World fantasy awards ( Book )
in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
Stories chosen by a panel of judges as the best works of fantasy published in the English language in 1973-1974, together with portions of the panel discussions, acceptance speeches and commentary by outstanding writers in the field
Gonna roll the bones by Sarah L Thomson( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Joe Slattermill is about to experience a night he'll never forget. Tired of his decrepit house, he leaves his wife and mother behind and sets out for a night at The Boneyard. Joe has a knack for dice throwing and figures he can take on any opponent. But can he win when the stakes are raised, and it's his life he's gambling for?
Swords against wizardry by Fritz Leiber( Book )
16 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 420 libraries worldwide
In Swords Against Wizardry, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, sent by a witch on a foolhardy journey, return to the icy reaches of the north in search of dubious treasure. There, they are seduced by the glittering attractions of an ice woman, who brings them with her to her shadowy lair. The brothers-in-arms are overwhelmed by intimations of power and rise to become the overlords of Quarmall, a dangerous region of lies, magic, and swords. The late Fritz Leiber's tales of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser launched the sword-and-sorcery genre, and were the inspiration for the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons
Swords and ice magic by Fritz Leiber( Book )
18 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 398 libraries worldwide
While THE LORD OF THE RINGS took the world by storm, Fritz Leiber's fantastic but thoroughly flawed anti-heroes, Fafhrd and Gray Mouser, adventured and stumbled deep within the caves of Inner Earth as well. They wondered and wandered to the edges of the Outer Sea, across the Land of Nehwon and throughout every nook and cranny of gothic Lankhmar, Nehwon's grandest and most mystically corrupt city. Lankhmar, is Leiber's fully-realized, vivid incarnation of urban decay and civilization's corroding effect on the human psyche. Fafhrd and Mouse are not innocents; their world is no land of honor and righteousness. It is a world of human complexities and violent action, of discovery and mystery, of swords and sorcery. In SWORDS AND ICE MAGIC, Fafhrd and Gray Mouser discover how the sadness of The Executioner creates a macabre dance from the point of view of the choreographer. Beauties and beasts explain the dual nature of all life’s creatures. And trapped in The Shadowland, our dogmatic duo find the duality of swords and needles, maps and territories, girls and demons...and gods, they learn of the mischievous vanity of the gods. Lost at sea, Gray Mouser becomes a natural philosopher, drifting, captive of the Great Equatorial Current. He wonders about fire and ice, about women and men until they arrive at Rime Isle, a tragic comedy of a place, wandering gods and restless mortals, a comedy with puppets and puppet-masters
The three of swords by Fritz Leiber( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
Swords and deviltry: In the ancient city of Lankhmar, two men forge a friendship in battle. The red-haired barbarian Fafhrd left the snowy reaches of Nehwon looking for a new life while the Grey Mouser, an apprentice magician, fled after finding his master murdered. These bawdy brothers-in-arms cement a friendship that leads them through the wilds of Nehwon facing thieves, wizards, princesses, and the depths of their desires and fears --- Swords against death: Their hearts altered by the loss of first true love, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser embark on a long and winding path of drunken debauchery and womanizing until crossing paths with two cross wizards, Sheelba of the Eyeless Face and Nigauble of the Seven Eyes. The most violent ---- and historic --- of clashes ensues ... --- Swords in the mist: Fafhrd and Gray Mouser visit the Witch's Tent to consult a sorceress who holds the secret to their escape-but when would they ever need to escape? Their luck has been good so far; one way out should work. Their luck continues as thieves. They are the best thieves in Lankhmar --- until better positions arise: The Lords of Quarmall. Gray Mouser and Fafhrd steal a kingdom within a hill and declare themselves Lords
The dealings of Daniel Kesserich : a study of the mass-insanity at Smithville by Fritz Leiber( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and German and held by 346 libraries worldwide
Tor is pleased to present in print for the first time this short novel of cosmic dread and Lovecraftian horror. It is a story of science gone awry, of strange dimensions - of love and death. Kesserich is a lone scientist in his California home laboratory, plunging intuitively beyond the bounds of known science into the deepest mysteries of time and space. While in correspondence with the famous writer H.P. Lovecraft in 1936, the young Fritz Leiber drafted this eerie story. The manuscript was lost in the 1950s and has surfaced again only now, in the 1990s
Night gallery ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Twenty terrifying stories plus the original pilot movie. Set in a shadowy museum of the outre, Rod Serling weekly unveiled disturbing portraiture as preface to a highly diverse anthology of tales in the fantasy-horror vein. The stories are adapted from short stories by legendary writers such as H.P. Lovecraft and Conrad Aiken and directed by masters such as Steven Spielberg
 
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Alternative Names
Breçon, Maurice
Leiber, Fritz 1910-1992 junior
Leiber, Fritz junior 1910-1992
Liber, Fritz.
Леибер, Фритз 1910-1992
ライバー, フリッツ
Languages
English (391)
Spanish (31)
French (29)
Dutch (21)
Italian (12)
Japanese (11)
Polish (7)
German (5)
Swedish (4)
Russian (2)
Czech (2)
Finnish (1)
Danish (1)
Korean (1)
Norwegian (1)
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