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Fritz Leiber (1) (1910–1992)

Author of Swords and Deviltry

For other authors named Fritz Leiber, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

Image credit: Photo by Lars-Olov Strandberg,
Seacon '79 (37th World Science Fiction Convention),
Brighton, England, 1979.
Copyright © Lars-Olov Strandberg

Series

Works by Fritz Leiber

Swords and Deviltry (1970) — Author — 2,126 copies, 52 reviews
Swords Against Death (1939) 1,522 copies, 31 reviews
Swords in the Mist (1947) 1,269 copies, 22 reviews
The Big Time (1958) 1,242 copies, 47 reviews
The Knight and Knave of Swords (1988) 1,210 copies, 12 reviews
The Swords of Lankhmar (1968) 1,169 copies, 18 reviews
Swords Against Wizardry (1968) 1,157 copies, 23 reviews
The Wanderer (1964) 1,138 copies, 24 reviews
Swords and Ice Magic (1977) 989 copies, 14 reviews
Gather, Darkness! (1943) 807 copies, 11 reviews
Conjure Wife (1953) 656 copies, 19 reviews
The Best of Fritz Leiber (1974) 575 copies, 4 reviews
Our Lady of Darkness (1977) 560 copies, 22 reviews
Ill Met in Lankhmar [collection] (1970) 526 copies, 8 reviews
A Specter Is Haunting Texas (1969) 444 copies, 3 reviews
The First Book of Lankhmar (1968) — Author — 395 copies, 8 reviews
The Three of Swords (1970) 394 copies, 10 reviews
The Green Millennium (1953) 342 copies, 8 reviews
Lean Times in Lankhmar [collection] (1996) 322 copies, 1 review
Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser (2007) — Original author — 312 copies, 9 reviews
The Silver Eggheads (1961) 282 copies, 6 reviews
Return to Lankhmar (1997) 247 copies, 1 review
Changewar (1983) 240 copies, 6 reviews
Ghost Light (1984) 213 copies, 3 reviews
The Second Book of Lankhmar (1968) 211 copies, 2 reviews
Ill Met in Lankhmar / The Fair in Emain Macha (1990) — Contributor — 178 copies, 2 reviews
You're All Alone [collection] (1950) 175 copies, 3 reviews
Fritz Leiber: Selected Stories (2010) 161 copies, 5 reviews
The Sinful Ones [novella] (1950) 158 copies, 1 review
The Book of Fritz Leiber (1974) 145 copies, 4 reviews
The Worlds of Fritz Leiber (1976) 137 copies, 1 review
The Night of the Wolf (1976) 131 copies
The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich (1997) 131 copies, 7 reviews
A Pail of Air (1964) 115 copies, 3 reviews
The second book of Fritz Leiber (1975) 107 copies, 2 reviews
Tarzan and the valley of gold (1966) 107 copies, 1 review
The Mind Spider and Other Stories (1961) 103 copies, 2 reviews
Heroes and Horrors (1978) 100 copies, 3 reviews
The Night of the Long Knives (1960) 94 copies, 11 reviews
No Truce With Kings/Ship of Shadows (1963) — Author — 94 copies, 1 review
Ship of Shadows (1979) 93 copies, 4 reviews
The Million Year Hunt / Ships to the Stars (1964) — Author — 90 copies, 2 reviews
Night's Black Agents (1978) 88 copies, 2 reviews
The Black Gondolier and Other Stories (2000) 82 copies, 1 review
Ships to the Stars (1964) 82 copies
Night's Black Agents (1947) — Author — 80 copies, 1 review
Echoes of Valor (1987) — Contributor — 77 copies, 1 review
The Green Millennium / Night Monsters (1953) 74 copies, 2 reviews
Destiny Times Three and Riding the Torch (1978) 66 copies, 1 review
Ill Met in Lankhmar [short story] (1970) 61 copies, 2 reviews
Night Monsters (1974) 60 copies, 2 reviews
Horrible Imaginings (2005) 51 copies
Smoke Ghost and Other Apparitions (2002) 47 copies, 1 review
Shadows With Eyes (1962) 43 copies
Destiny Times Three (1945) 32 copies, 2 reviews
The Creature from Cleveland Depths (1962) 31 copies, 3 reviews
Gonna Roll the Bones [short story] (1967) 29 copies, 2 reviews
Coming Attraction (1950) 27 copies, 1 review
Gummitch and Friends (1992) 24 copies, 2 reviews
No Great Magic (1963) 24 copies, 1 review
Rime Isle [short story] (1977) 23 copies
Day Dark, Night Bright (2012) 22 copies
Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Omnibus (2023) 21 copies, 1 review
Catch That Zeppelin [short story] (1975) 19 copies, 3 reviews
The Girl With The Hungry Eyes (1949) — Contributor — 19 copies, 1 review
Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Book 1: Ill Met In Lankhmar (1990) — Original author — 19 copies
Tijdruimte voor springers (1976) 18 copies
Bazaar of the Bizarre [short story] (1963) 18 copies, 1 review
World Fantasy Awards, Volume 2 (1980) — Editor — 17 copies
The Moon Is Green [short story] (1952) 17 copies, 1 review
Poor Superman [short story] (1951) 16 copies
Ship of Shadows [short story] (1969) 14 copies, 1 review
Space-Time for Springers [short story] (1958) 14 copies, 2 reviews
Horror: fünf unheimliche Romane (1993) — Contributor — 14 copies
Fritz Leiber: Masters of the Weird Tale (2016) 13 copies, 1 review
Bazaar of the Bizarre (1978) 13 copies
A Pail of Air [short story] (1951) 12 copies, 2 reviews
Afvaart om middernacht (1983) 12 copies
The Pale Brown Thing (1977) 12 copies
The Winter Flies [short fiction] (1967) 11 copies, 1 review
Witches Three (1952) — Author — 11 copies
The Second Fritz Leiber MEGAPACK® (2016) 11 copies, 1 review
Les lubies lunatiques (1980) 11 copies
Ill Met in Lankhmar 10 copies, 1 review
Smoke Ghost [short story] (1941) 10 copies, 1 review
Fafhrd & me (1990) 8 copies
Midnight by the Morphy Watch (novelette) (1974) 8 copies, 1 review
A Deskful of Girls [short fiction] (1958) 8 copies, 1 review
Four Ghosts in Hamlet [short story] (1965) 8 copies, 1 review
Fantasy: zwei ungekürzte Romane (1999) — Contributor — 7 copies
Stardock [short story] (1965) 7 copies
Belsen Express [short story] (1975) 7 copies, 1 review
Sanity [short story] (1944) 6 copies
The Oldest Soldier (1960) 6 copies
The Good New Days (1965) 6 copies
The Bait [short story] (1973) 5 copies
Later Than You Think (2017) 5 copies
Mariana [short fiction] (1960) 5 copies
Conjure Wife (2023) 4 copies
The Last Letter (2011) 4 copies, 1 review
Lankhmar (2015) 4 copies
Bullet With His Name (1958) 4 copies
Little Old Miss Macbeth [short story] (1958) 4 copies, 1 review
The Big Holiday 4 copies
The Haunted Future (1959) 4 copies
The Mer She [short story] (1978) 4 copies
Damnation Morning (1959) 4 copies
Fritz Leiber (1968) 3 copies
X Marks the Pedwalk [short story] (1963) 3 copies, 1 review
Le livre de lankhmar (1972) 3 copies
Sea Magic [short story] (1977) 3 copies
Induction 3 copies
Pipe Dream [short story] (1959) 3 copies
Short Fiction (2022) 3 copies
A Hitch in Space (2016) 3 copies
Dr. Kometevsky's Day (1952) 3 copies
The Dictator 2 copies
The Glove 2 copies
La gran hora (1961) 2 copies
Dark Wings 2 copies
Poor Superman and Others (2009) 2 copies
Luce fantasma (1991) 2 copies
Yesterday House (2016) 2 copies
The Big Engine (2016) 2 copies, 1 review
Cyclops 2 copies
The Casket-demon (2017) 2 copies
Deadly Moon [novelette] (1960) 2 copies
The Dead Man 2 copies
Moon Duel 2 copies
Génies en boîtes (1973) 1 copy
Conjure Wife 1 copy
Las Canciones Secretas (1968) 1 copy
Les racines du passé (1958) 1 copy
Waif (short fiction) (1974) 1 copy
The Hound 1 copy
The Phantom Slayer (1942) 1 copy
Schizo Jimmie (2017) 1 copy
Thought [short story] (1944) 1 copy
I traditori 1 copy
Mõõgad ja nõidus (2021) 1 copy
The 64-Square Madhouse (2020) 1 copy
Leiber Fritz 1 copy

Associated Works

Dangerous Visions: 33 Original Stories — Contributor — 1,954 copies, 35 reviews
Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (1989) — Contributor — 998 copies, 3 reviews
The World Treasury of Science Fiction (1989) — Contributor — 902 copies, 2 reviews
The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories (1987) — Contributor — 896 copies, 4 reviews
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (2011) — Contributor — 837 copies, 21 reviews
The Dark Descent (1987) — Contributor — 731 copies, 13 reviews
The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two (1972) — Contributor — 705 copies, 9 reviews
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996) — Contributor — 640 copies, 5 reviews
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales (1963) — Contributor — 462 copies, 7 reviews
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (1993) — Contributor — 454 copies, 4 reviews
American Supernatural Tales (2007) — Contributor — 449 copies, 5 reviews
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories (1978) — Contributor — 416 copies, 6 reviews
Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (1981) — Contributor — 338 copies, 1 review
Witches & Warlocks: Tales of Black Magic, Old & New (1991) — Contributor — 288 copies, 4 reviews
Weird Tales (1988) — Contributor — 272 copies, 4 reviews
American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now (2009) — Contributor — 268 copies, 5 reviews
The Hugo Winners: Volume Three (1971-1975) (1977) — Author — 267 copies, 2 reviews
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Enchantment (1988) — Contributor — 264 copies, 4 reviews
Flashing Swords! #1 (1974) — Contributor — 248 copies, 3 reviews
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Three: Nebula Winners 1965-1969 (1982) — Contributor — 243 copies, 1 review
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here (1979) — Contributor — 243 copies, 5 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF (2010) — Contributor — 237 copies, 5 reviews
Grails: Quests of the Dawn (1992) — Afterword — 236 copies, 5 reviews
The World Turned Upside Down (2005) — Contributor — 226 copies, 6 reviews
Blood Is Not Enough: 17 Stories of Vampirism (1989) — Contributor — 222 copies, 2 reviews
The Hugo Winners: Volume Four (1976-1979) (1985) — Contributor — 221 copies, 2 reviews
Magicats! (1939) — Contributor — 221 copies, 1 review
Cats in Space...and Other Places (1992) — Contributor — 219 copies
The Disciples of Cthulhu (1976) — Contributor — 219 copies, 1 review
The 1976 Annual World's Best SF (1976) — Author — 215 copies, 3 reviews
Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos (1992) — Contributor — 214 copies, 3 reviews
The Book of Cthulhu 2 (2012) — Contributor — 213 copies, 4 reviews
Modern Classics of Fantasy (1939) — Contributor — 211 copies, 1 review
Dangerous Visions 2 (1969) — Contributor — 208 copies, 3 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories (2010) — Contributor — 204 copies, 6 reviews
The Hugo Winners: Volume Two, Book 2 (1968-1970) (1971) — Contributor — 204 copies, 7 reviews
Tomorrow's Children (1966) — Contributor — 202 copies, 5 reviews
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #8 (1979) — Contributor — 201 copies, 3 reviews
Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural (1981) — Contributor — 200 copies, 3 reviews
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction (1980) — Contributor — 199 copies, 2 reviews
The Game Is Afoot: Parodies, Pastiches, and Ponderings of Sherlock Holmes (1994) — Contributor — 199 copies, 2 reviews
American Science Fiction : Five Classic Novels 1956-58 (2012) — Contributor — 198 copies, 1 review
The Fantasy Hall of Fame (1998) — Contributor — 197 copies
The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories (1994) — Contributor — 191 copies, 2 reviews
100 Wild Little Weird Tales (1994) — Contributor — 186 copies, 2 reviews
World's Best Science Fiction: 1969 (1969) — Contributor — 180 copies
10th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1965) — Contributor — 179 copies
Nebula Award Stories Number Three (1968) — Contributor — 175 copies, 3 reviews
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Contributor — 172 copies, 3 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF (2013) — Contributor — 171 copies, 6 reviews
9th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1964) — Contributor — 169 copies, 3 reviews
Fear Itself: The Horror Fiction of Stephen King (1982) — Contributor — 167 copies, 3 reviews
Marchers of Valhalla (1928) — Introduction, some editions — 164 copies, 1 review
The Ruins of the Earth (1973) — Contributor — 162 copies, 2 reviews
Great Tales of Science Fiction (1985) — Contributor — 162 copies, 2 reviews
A Science Fiction Argosy (1972) — Contributor, some editions — 162 copies
World's Best Science Fiction: 1970 (1970) — Contributor — 162 copies, 2 reviews
The Sword & Sorcery Anthology (2012) — Contributor — 159 copies, 3 reviews
The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 2, 1940 (1979) — Contributor — 158 copies, 3 reviews
Nebula Award Stories 11 (1976) — Contributor — 156 copies, 3 reviews
The Way It Wasn't : Great Science Fiction Stories of Alternate History (1996) — Contributor — 153 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy (2001) — Contributor — 148 copies
Another Round at the Spaceport Bar (1989) — Contributor — 148 copies
5th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1960) — Contributor — 148 copies, 3 reviews
Microcosmic Tales (1944) — Contributor — 147 copies, 3 reviews
Weird Tales: 32 Unearthed Terrors (1988) — Contributor — 143 copies, 1 review
Space Odyssey (1983) — Contributor — 140 copies, 1 review
SF12 (1968) — Contributor — 139 copies
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #6 (1977) — Contributor — 138 copies, 3 reviews
Nebula Award Stories Six (1971) — Contributor — 137 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Contributor — 137 copies, 4 reviews
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 8th Series (1959) — Contributor — 137 copies, 3 reviews
The Fifth Galaxy Reader (1961) — Contributor — 136 copies, 2 reviews
A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (1998) — Contributor — 135 copies, 1 review
Flashing swords! #3 : warriors and wizards (1976) — Contributor — 134 copies, 2 reviews
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (2010) — Contributor — 134 copies, 3 reviews
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 4: Spells (1942) — Contributor — 133 copies, 1 review
The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 1 (1999) — Contributor — 133 copies, 1 review
The Best of the Nebulas (1989) — Contributor — 131 copies, 1 review
A Treasury of Modern Fantasy (1981) — Contributor — 130 copies, 1 review
The Fourth Galaxy Reader (1959) — Contributor — 129 copies, 2 reviews
Universe 7 (1977) — Contributor — 128 copies
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Four: Nebula Winners 1970-1974 (1986) — Contributor — 126 copies, 1 review
The Blade of Conan (1979) — Contributor — 126 copies, 1 review
Spectrum 4 (1965) — Contributor — 119 copies, 2 reviews
The Third Galaxy Reader (1958) — Contributor — 119 copies, 1 review
The Big Book of Adventure Stories (2011) — Contributor — 118 copies, 3 reviews
8th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1963) — Contributor — 118 copies, 3 reviews
11th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1966) — Contributor — 117 copies, 2 reviews
Universe 5 (1974) — Contributor — 117 copies
The Year 2000 (1970) — Contributor — 116 copies, 1 review
Galaxy, Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction (1980) — Contributor — 115 copies, 4 reviews
Science Fiction of the 50's (1971) — Contributor — 114 copies, 1 review
Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories (1990) — Contributor — 114 copies, 1 review
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #7 (1978) — Contributor — 112 copies, 3 reviews
World's Best Science Fiction: 1966 (1966) — Author — 112 copies, 2 reviews
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Contributor — 111 copies, 1 review
SF: The Best of the Best (1967) — Author, some editions — 108 copies
American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s (2012) — Contributor — 107 copies, 3 reviews
World's Best Science Fiction: 1965 (1964) — Contributor — 105 copies, 3 reviews
An ABC of Science Fiction (1809) — Contributor — 105 copies, 1 review
Elsewhere, Vol. II (1982) — Contributor — 105 copies
Sorcerers! (1986) — Contributor — 103 copies
The Frankenstein Omnibus (1994) — Contributor — 103 copies, 2 reviews
Star of Stars (1960) — Contributor — 103 copies
Cat Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Contributor — 101 copies
Vamps: An Anthology of Female Vampire Stories (1987) — Contributor — 99 copies
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 2 (1976) — Contributor — 99 copies
Nebula Award Winning Novellas (1994) — Contributor — 99 copies, 1 review
The Unknown (1963) — Contributor — 98 copies, 2 reviews
The Good Old Stuff (1998) — Contributor — 98 copies, 2 reviews
The Spell of Seven (1965) — Contributor — 98 copies
Heroic Visions (1983) — Contributor — 98 copies
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 7 (1945) (1944) — Contributor — 96 copies, 1 review
Whispers: An Anthology of Fantasy and Horror (1977) — Contributor — 96 copies, 1 review
The Science Fictional Solar System (1951) — Contributor — 95 copies, 2 reviews
7th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1962) — Contributor — 94 copies, 1 review
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2000) — Contributor — 93 copies, 2 reviews
Unknown Worlds : Tales from Beyond (1988) — Contributor — 93 copies
Backdrop of Stars (1968) — Contributor — 93 copies, 3 reviews
13 Above the Night (1965) — Contributor — 93 copies, 4 reviews
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contributor — 92 copies, 2 reviews
The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) (1973) — Contributor — 92 copies, 1 review
Best SF: 1968 (1969) — Author — 92 copies, 2 reviews
Catastrophes! (1981) — Contributor — 91 copies, 1 review
Trips in Time (1977) — Contributor — 90 copies, 4 reviews
Magic For Sale (1983) — Contributor — 88 copies, 1 review
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction (1997) — Contributor — 87 copies, 2 reviews
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 6 (1944) (1981) — Contributor — 86 copies
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories (1980) — Contributor — 86 copies
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 7th Series (1958) — Contributor — 85 copies, 1 review
The Dark Side (1965) — Contributor — 83 copies, 1 review
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 6 (1980) — Contributor — 82 copies
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 13 (1951) (1985) — Contributor — 82 copies, 1 review
Star Science Fiction Stories No. 4 (1958) — Contributor — 82 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats (1983) — Contributor — 81 copies, 1 review
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 15th Series (1966) — Contributor, some editions — 80 copies
The Hugo Winners: Volume Three, Book 1 (1971-1972) (1977) — Contributor — 78 copies, 2 reviews
The Horror Hall of Fame (1991) — Contributor — 77 copies, 3 reviews
Mammoth Book of Short Fantasy Novels (1986) — Contributor, some editions — 77 copies, 1 review
Magicats II! (1991) — Contributor — 77 copies
Pawn To Infinity (1982) — Contributor — 76 copies, 1 review
Werewolf! A Chrestomathy of Lycanthropy (1979) — Contributor — 74 copies, 1 review
Alpha 5 (1974) — Contributor — 74 copies, 1 review
New Worlds of Fantasy #3 (1971) — Contributor — 74 copies, 1 review
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction: v. 1 (1905) — Contributor — 73 copies
Eternal Lovecraft: The Persistence of HPL in Popular Culture (1998) — Author — 72 copies, 3 reviews
Terry's Universe (1987) — Contributor — 72 copies, 1 review
Armageddons (1999) — Contributor — 72 copies, 2 reviews
The Best Fantasy Stories from the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (1985) — Contributor — 71 copies, 1 review
Swords against Tomorrow (1970) — Contributor — 71 copies
The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996) — Contributor — 71 copies
Best SF: 1967 (1968) — Contributor — 69 copies, 2 reviews
Masters of Fantasy (1992) — Contributor — 69 copies
Alpha 1 (1970) — Contributor — 67 copies, 1 review
The Best Science Fiction Stories (1977) — Author, some editions — 67 copies, 1 review
A Fabulous Formless Darkness (1991) — Contributor — 66 copies
Dark Stars (1969) — Contributor — 65 copies
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 4 (1969) — Contributor — 65 copies
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Contributor — 65 copies, 1 review
Robert Adams' Book of Alternate Worlds (1987) — Contributor — 65 copies, 1 review
Men and Machines (1968) — Contributor — 64 copies, 1 review
Clarion (1971) — Contributor — 64 copies, 2 reviews
Contact (1963) — Contributor — 63 copies
Rod Serling's Other Worlds (1978) — Contributor — 62 copies, 1 review
Swords & Sorcery (1963) — Contributor — 62 copies
Six Science Fiction Plays (Pocket Books Sci-Fi No. 48766) (1975) — Contributor — 60 copies, 2 reviews
The IF Reader of Science Fiction (1966) — Author, some editions — 60 copies, 1 review
Warlocks and Warriors (1970) — Contributor — 60 copies, 1 review
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories (1996) — Contributor — 59 copies
Fantasy Annual III (1977) — Contributor — 58 copies
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humour (1982) — Contributor — 57 copies, 3 reviews
The Best Horror from Fantasy Tales (1988) — Contributor — 57 copies, 1 review
Fellowship of the Stars (1974) — Contributor — 55 copies
Gonna Roll the Bones (2004) — Original creator — 55 copies, 1 review
Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire (2012) — Contributor — 54 copies, 3 reviews
Space, Time & Crime (1964) — Contributor — 53 copies, 1 review
Dogtales! (1988) — Contributor — 53 copies, 1 review
The Second Science Fiction Megapack (2011) — Author — 53 copies, 4 reviews
Quark/2 (1971) — Contributor — 53 copies, 1 review
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 17th Series (1968) — Contributor — 52 copies
100 Years of Science Fiction (1968) — Contributor — 52 copies, 1 review
A Pocketful Of Stars (1971) — Contributor — 50 copies, 1 review
The Mists from Beyond (1993) — Contributor — 50 copies
The Witchcraft Reader (1969) — Contributor — 50 copies, 1 review
2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush (2016) — Contributor — 50 copies, 4 reviews
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 10 (1984) — Contributor — 50 copies, 2 reviews
Alpha 8 (1977) — Contributor — 50 copies
Car Sinister (1979) — Contributor — 49 copies
Far Boundaries (1951) — Contributor — 49 copies, 1 review
Girls Night Out: Twenty-nine Female Vampire Stories (1997) — Contributor — 49 copies
This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse (2016) — Contributor — 48 copies, 2 reviews
Science Fiction Contemporary Mythology (1978) — Contributor — 48 copies
The End of Summer: Science Fiction of the Fifties (1979) — Contributor — 48 copies, 1 review
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (1997) — Contributor — 46 copies, 2 reviews
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Contributor — 46 copies, 1 review
Frights (1976) — Introduction — 46 copies
Space Soldiers (2001) — Contributor — 45 copies, 3 reviews
Science Fiction Adventures in Dimension (1930) — Contributor, some editions — 45 copies
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream...Nightmare: 30 Terrifying Tales (1993) — Contributor — 45 copies, 1 review
Unknown (1988) — Contributor — 44 copies, 1 review
Science Fiction Oddities (1966) — Author — 43 copies, 2 reviews
The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces (1983) — Contributor — 43 copies, 1 review
The Ends of Time (1970) — Contributor — 43 copies, 2 reviews
A Day in the Life (1972) — Contributor — 42 copies, 1 review
The Unexpected (1961) — Contributor — 41 copies, 1 review
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Fantasy Novels (1984) — Contributor — 40 copies, 1 review
The Night Fantastic (1991) — Contributor — 40 copies
Urban Horrors (1941) — Contributor — 40 copies, 1 review
On Our Way to the Future (1970) — Contributor — 40 copies, 1 review
SF: Authors' Choice (1968) — Contributor — 39 copies
Whispers III (1981) — Contributor — 39 copies
Science Fiction Thinking Machines (1954) — Contributor — 38 copies
Andromeda 3 (1978) — Contributor — 38 copies
The Midnight People (1968) — Contributor — 38 copies
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Horror Novels (1987) — Contributor — 36 copies
Windows Into Tomorrow (1974) — Contributor — 35 copies
H.P. LOVECRAFT: Four Decades of Criticism (1980) — Contributor — 34 copies
The Complete Masters of Darkness (1991) — Contributor — 34 copies, 1 review
Over the Edge (1964) — Contributor — 34 copies
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996) — Contributor — 33 copies
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contributor — 32 copies
Velhojen valtakunta (1989) — Contributor — 32 copies
Horror Hunters (1971) — Contributor — 31 copies, 1 review
The Hugo Winners: Volume Two (1962-1970) (1971) — Contributor — 31 copies
The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023) — Contributor — 31 copies
Best SF Five (1963) — Contributor — 31 copies, 1 review
Far Reaches of Fear (1976) — Contributor — 29 copies
Human? (1954) — Contributor — 29 copies, 1 review
Rod Serling's Night Gallery Reader (1987) — Contributor — 29 copies, 2 reviews
Gentle Invaders (1969) — Contributor — 29 copies
Warlocks and Warriors (1971) — some editions — 28 copies
Strange Ecstasies (1973) — Contributor — 28 copies, 1 review
Top Science Fiction: The Authors' Choice (1984) — Contributor — 28 copies
Angels of Darkness: Tales of Troubled and Troubling Women (1995) — Contributor — 27 copies
Swords Against Darkness (2016) — Contributor — 27 copies, 2 reviews
The Fiend in You (1962) — Contributor — 26 copies, 1 review
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Cat Stories (1997) — Contributor — 25 copies, 1 review
We, Robots (2010) — Contributor — 25 copies
Grails: Quests, Visitations and Other Occurrences (1992) — Contributor — 25 copies
More Weird Tales (1976) — Contributor — 24 copies
Tales of Dungeons and Dragons (1986) — Contributor — 24 copies
The Best from Fantastic (1973) — Contributor — 23 copies
Wild Women (1854) — Contributor — 23 copies, 1 review
The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1951 (1951) — Contributor — 23 copies
Night chills : stories of suspense and horror (1975) — Contributor — 22 copies, 1 review
Fiends and Creatures (1975) — Contributor — 22 copies
Gates to Tomorrow: An Introduction to Science Fiction (1973) — Contributor — 21 copies, 1 review
Another World: Adventures in Otherness (1977) — Contributor — 21 copies, 1 review
Outoja tarinoita 1 (1924) 21 copies
Kingdoms of Sorcery: An Anthology of Adult Fantasy (1976) — Contributor — 21 copies
Worlds of When (1962) — Author — 21 copies, 1 review
Whispers, Volume 4, Number 1-2, October 1979 (1979) — Contributor — 21 copies
The Barbarian Swordsmen (1981) — Contributor — 20 copies
The Time Curve (1968) — Contributor — 19 copies
Spaced Out (1977) — Contributor — 19 copies
Ghosts of the Heartland (1990) — Contributor — 19 copies
KatSF (1993) — Author — 18 copies
If This Goes Wrong . . . (2016) — Contributor — 18 copies, 1 review
ROOTS OF EVIL: BEYOND THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS (1976) — Contributor — 17 copies
The Best from Universe (1984) — Contributor — 17 copies
Lost Worlds, Unknown Horizons (1978) — Contributor — 17 copies
Space Pioneers (1954) — Contributor — 16 copies
The Wildside Book of Fantasy: 20 Great Tales of Fantasy (2012) — Contributor — 16 copies, 1 review
The Ghost's Companion (1975) — Contributor — 15 copies
Robots through the Ages: A Science Fiction Anthology (2023) — Contributor — 15 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1950 November, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1950) — Contributor — 14 copies
New Dimensions Science Fiction Number 7 (1977) — Contributor — 12 copies, 1 review
Beware the Beasts (1970) — Contributor — 12 copies, 1 review
The Mystery Companion (1943) — Contributor — 12 copies
Masters' Choice 2 (1969) — Contributor — 11 copies
New Worlds For Old (1963) — Contributor — 11 copies
The Robert E. Howard Reader (2010) — Contributor — 11 copies
The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1954 (1954) — Contributor — 11 copies
Phantastische Literatur 82 (1982) 11 copies
Astounding Science Fiction 1950 09 (1950) — Contributor — 10 copies
Whispers, Volume 2, Number 2-3, June 1975 (1975) — Contributor — 10 copies
Things From Outer Space (2016) — Contributor — 9 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1962 December, Vol. 21, No. 2 (1962) — Contributor — 9 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1966 April, Vol. 24, No. 4 (1966) — Contributor — 9 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1964 October, Vol. 23, No. 1 (1964) — Contributor — 8 copies
Galaxy Science Fiction 1957 May, Vol. 14, No. 1 (1957) — Contributor — 7 copies
Phantastische Literatur 83 (1983) — Contributor, some editions — 7 copies
The Best of Whispers (1994) — Contributor — 6 copies
Science Fiction Stories 23 (1973) — Contributor — 6 copies
The Black Magic Omnibus Volume 1 (1976) — Contributor — 6 copies
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Much like with he previous book, I didn't love it but I enjoyed it. Leiber has a very distinctive and elaborate way of writing. One may call it more literary than average in the genre, which for me it's not necessary a good thing in this case, since it means longer descriptions and more adjectives, which can get in the way of the fluidity of the story, but it gives the text more personality.

This collection has the funniest story so far in the series, the one with Fafhrd as acolyte of a god that starts getting more followers thanks to him (Lean Times in Lankhmar). In some way it reminded me of Pratchett.

Then it has the sorcery-driven stories that are typical of the series, which don't completely work for me because of how the characters always react rather than control the action. But they are good swords & wizards stories, and you can see why they were so influential in the genre.

In one of them, the two heroes visit the Earth, although the adventure they have in our world could as easily have taken place in Nehwon, as all the others.

The Grey Mouser and Fafhrd complement each other well, and their roguishness and philosophizing is always enjoyable.

So, not perfectly aligned with my personal taste, but quality swords & sorcery.
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More really solid stories. In this case we get two short novels and some shorter pieces to link them. This series is widely regarding as one of the defining works of the swords & sorcery subgenre, and you can see the quality. Of the two short novels, I particularly enjoyed the first one, "Stardock", which included some epic mountain climbing by the two heroes. The other one, "The Lords of Quarmall", is also good, but by having Fafhrd and the Mouser unwittingly working for two enemy factions, Leiber uses a trick that he has used before in this series.… (more)
 
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Perhaps the prose flowed better than in the first book, or perhaps I'm getting used to the style, but I read it more fluidly. Sword & Sorcery stories, some of them very good. Most of the time it's not the two heroes who dominate the story, but the magical forces that abound in their word, making it a bit less enjoyable for me, since I prefer more rational plots.
 
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A great early classic of the Swords & Sorcery genre, Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories are collected in a series of seven books, following internal chronology order rather than publication order. In this first book we get three novellas, the first two telling the origin stories of the two main characters and the third one telling how they meet and become friends.

World-building is not the point here, the author is more interested in the mood and tone of the stories, and the heroes are not regular good guys, but have a shadier sense of morality, just like the world they inhabit.

The writing plays an important role too. Leiber doesn't use plain language when more complex words can do, and he does it skillfully. At its best, the language adds to the atmosphere and the charm of the stories, and at its worst it distracts the reader and makes the narration flow less easily. I enjoyed it, but at times I hoped for a more straightforward language.

All in all, an entertaining trip that many fans of the genre will enjoy.
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