Selected Stories

Selected Stories Review

Fritz Leiber's work bridges the gap between the pulp era of H. P. Lovecraft and the paperback era of P. K. Dick, and arguably is as influential as both these authors. From a historical context, Leiber, in fact, knew both of the authors, and his work can be seen as a bridge connecting the many different flavors of genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Edited by award-winning editors Jonathan Strahan and Charles Brown, this new collection of the grand master's fiction covers all facets of his work, and features an Introduction by Neil Gaiman and an Afterword by Michael Chabon.

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Title:Selected Stories
Edition Language:English

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    Selected Stories Reviews

  • RandomAnthony

    Fritz Leiber's legend looms large, but I'd not read any of his work. His catalog is so goddamn big I didn't know where to start. In turn I was intrigued a couple weeks back when I stumbled upon a newe...

  • Robert Zoltan

    Leiber is fantastic, as many current popular writers (like Neil Gaiman, Michael Chabon, Harlan Ellison, etc.) will attest. He's my literary father. He wrote for many decades, so the quality of his sto...

  • Chas

    Gaiman's right--most of Lieber's Science Fiction stories haven't aged so well, or at the very least, they're way less interesting than his horror and fantasy stories, of which his Gummitch (represente...

  • Arlen

    This was a wonderful walk backward in time for me. I first ran across Leiber with his chess story "64-Square Madhouse," but I didn't really fall in love until "Ill Met In Lankhmar". The first is not i...

  • Gerry Huntman

    I am a huge fan of Fritz Leiber (pronounced 'Lie-ber') from my early days and this book does a faithful job of representing his scifi, fantasy and dark fantasy writing career. I was pleased to see two...

  • Patrick

    I can’t recall where I first encountered Fritz Leiber — probably in an anthology somewhere — but you don’t see too many of his works in the average bookstore these days. He’s one of those au...

  • Lord Humungus

    Neil Gaiman gave a glowing foreword so I was really looking forward to some great stories, especially in light of the fact my previous Leiber reads had been disappointing.I felt this collection was a ...

  • Will

    Where Leiber turns most completely from the hardboiled tone and attendant misogyny prevalent in the earlier stories, this collection becomes thoughtful, diverse, and sometimes magnificently strange. I...

  • Clara Mazzi

    I couldn't finish it. It took me almost the entire book to force myself to drop it (I never drop a book!) but I realized I was so deadly bored I wasn't really reading. I bought this book because I wan...

  • Anthony Panegyres

    A MATTER OF CONTEXTThe thoughtful foreword by Neil Gaiman along with back cover praise from Michael Chabon and Harlan Ellison reflect the vast influence that Fritz Leiber, an author often heralded a ...