fritz leiber

  1. M

    Question regarding Fritz Leiber's "Dreams of Albert Moreland"

    This is one of my favorite Fritz Leiber stories, partly because of the strange alien chess pieces. When describing the pieces, he mentions: "There were terraced towers subtly distorted out of the perpendicular, strangely asymmetric polygons that made him think of temples and tombs...
  2. Dan Jones

    Chronscast Season 1 Episode 4 - Fafhrd & The Gray Mouser in Swords And Deviltry with Stephen Cox

    Today we're joined by Stephen Cox, the author of the science-fiction drama Our Child Of The Stars, and the newly-published sequel, Our Child Of Two Worlds, both published by Jo Fletcher Books, an imprint of Hachette. Stephen dives with us into Fritz Leiber's swords-and-sorcery classic, Swords...
  3. G

    Fritz Leiber

    Have come across a few references to the gray Mouser and Fafhrd- my favorite fantasy- but nothing on the rest of his work. The Wanderer, of course (Tigerishka!), but also loved A Spectre Is Haunting Texas (political/social satire SF) and The Big Time ( the Change War series), which someone...
  4. S

    Review: The Green Millennium by Fritz Leiber

    4th September 2013 03:32 AM Victoria Silverwolf The Green Millennium by Fritz Leiber (1953) Within the field of speculative fiction, comedy has usually taken the form of slapstick farce or parody of the conventions of the genre. Examples abound, from Ron Goulart to Douglas Adams...
  5. Brian G Turner

    Fritz Lieber as an inspiration?

    I've just started reading a collection of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories by Fritz Lieber, and even in the first of four stories, I'm struck by similarities in terms of references and names to GRRM's ASoFaI work. For example, references to hedge-wizards, "three members of the Slayers Guild...
  6. Fried Egg

    Fritz Leiber

    I've heard so much about Fritz Leiber and it sounded like his work should be right up my alley. I finally found one of his Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser books: "Swords of Lankhmar" and exitedly tucked into it. However, I found his style quite dry and difficult to engage with. The story had it's...
  7. Omphalos

    Ill Met in Lankhmar

    I have never been a real fan of fantasy. I much prefer SF, though I do like some of the more seminal works, such as The Hobbit, The Princess Bride, and a few others. Well, I just read Ill Met in Lankhmar, and I must say that was friggin awesome! I can't believe that I have missed out on Leiber's...
  8. R

    The Wanderer by Fritz Leiber thumbs up or down?

    I started to read this book a while back but was unable to get past 50 pages. I try to give a book a fair chance but this book was almost horrible (IMO). Did I miss something? This book won the Hugo so I thought it would be good.
  9. The Wanderer

    Fritz Leiber's Lankhmar stories

    After so many years that these stories are still so much fun, I can't recommend them enough
  10. rune

    Fritz Leiber's Lankhmar (Sword)- Discussion

    There were two winners for the August Series discussion. This is one of them. Who's read it? What did you think of it? What are your favourite scenes/characters? What dont you like about it?
  11. R

    Leiber, Fritz- The Big Time (The Change War)

    Synopsis There is a war, not an ordinary war, but a war where the combatants travel back and forwards through time to mould history. But things are not going well for the spiders in their war against the snakes: the Nazi's won WWII and occupy everyting between Siberia and Kansas, there wasn't a...
  12. McMurphy

    Thoughts on Leiber (An Introduction by New Chatter)

    I am new to this forum so please bare with me if I should seem silly or make unintentionally ridiculous posts. Currently, I am rereading "Ill Met in Lankhmar" by Fritz Leiber (White Wolf Publishing edition, 1995) and would like to know your thoughts on the following questions: 1.) Have you...