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Publication Order of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Books

The Swords of Lankhmar (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords in the Mist (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords Against Wizardry (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords and Deviltry (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords Against Death (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords and Ice Magic (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Knight and Knave of Swords (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords Against the Shadowlands (By: Robin Wayne Bailey) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Books

Swords and Deviltry(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords Against Death(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords in the Mist(1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords Against Wizardry(1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Swords of Lankhmar(1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords and Ice Magic(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Knight and Knave of Swords(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords Against the Shadowlands (By: Robin Wayne Bailey)(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Graphic Novels

Ill Met in Lankhmar (With: Howard Chaykin) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Circle Curse/The Howling Tower (With: Howard Chaykin) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser (With: Howard Chaykin) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Change War Books

The Big Time - Includes No Great Magic! (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Time (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Changewar (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Gather, Darkness! (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conjure Wife (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destiny Times Three (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sinful Ones (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Green Millennium (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silver Eggheads (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wanderer (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Specter Is Haunting Texas (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Lady of Darkness (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rime Isle (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Truce with Kings & Ship of Shadows (With: Poul Anderson) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Coming Attraction (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Moon Is Green (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's He Doing in There? (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bread Overhead (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night of the Long Knives (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Great Magic (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gonna Roll the Bones (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Belsen Express (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Wings (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Button Molder (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Letter (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Man (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mariana (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Claws from the Night (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yesterday House (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nice Girl with 5 Husbands (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Night's Black Agents (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Pail of Air (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Monsters (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Time / The Mind Spider and Other Stories (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Creature from Cleveland Depths (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows With Eyes (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ships to the Stars (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night of the Wolf (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Songs (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Fritz Leiber (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Fritz Leiber (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Second Book of Fritz Leiber (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Worlds of Fritz Leiber (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heroes and Horrors (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ervool (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ship of Shadows (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Japanese Clock (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost Light (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bazaar of the Bizarre (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Leiber Chronicles: Fifty Years of Fritz Leiber (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Ladies (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gummitch and Friends (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kreativity for Kats and Other Feline Fantasies (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Gondolier (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Stories (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smoke Ghost (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smoke Ghost& Other Apparitions (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Day Dark, Night Bright (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrible Imaginings (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Creature from Cleveland Depths and Other Tales (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poor Superman and Others (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Wonders (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror Gems, Vol. Two (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction Collection 001 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night of the Long Knives and Other Works (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction Collection 002 (With: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lords of Quarmall / The Beacon to Elsewhere (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snakes & Spiders (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hatchery of Dreams (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Moon Is Green and Other Tales (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Frost Monstreme (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fritz Leiber (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bullet with His Name and Other Tales (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Hitch in Space and Other Tales (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Science Fiction Archive #2 (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Hugo Winners Books

with Isaac Asimov
1973 (By: Isaac Asimov) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
1976 - 1979 (By: Isaac Asimov) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
1980 - 1982 (By: Isaac Asimov) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
1986-1988 (By: Isaac Asimov) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Golden Age of Science Fiction Books

The Golden Age of Science Fiction - Volume VI (By: Robert Sheckley) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Age of Science Fiction - Volume IV (By: Robert Sheckley) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Age of Science Fiction - Volume X (With: James Blish,Poul Anderson,Clifford D. Simak,Harry Harrison,Roger Dee,Anthony Gilmore,Robert Hoskins,Richard Rein Smith) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Swords & Sorcery(1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galaxy Science Fiction, December 1963(1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best of Science Fiction: No. 10(1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
If This Goes On(1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eighth Galaxy Reader(1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction Oddities(1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Visions(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Backdrop of Stars(1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Our Way to the Future(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords Against Tomorrow(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nebula Award 6(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Stories from the Hugo Winners, Vol. 2(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantastic Stories Special - 1975 Sword & Sorcery Annual(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weird Heroes Volume 1(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Six Science Fiction Plays(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Disciples of Cthulhu(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series IV(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Late Great Future(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whispers(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series V(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rod Serling's Other Worlds(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear Itself: The Horror Fiction of Stephen King(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humor(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Fantasy(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 10(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barbarians(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terry's Universe: Science fiction's finest writers join in honoring the memory of Terry Carr(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rod Serling's Night Gallery Reader(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robert Adams' Book of Alternate Worlds(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Occult(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horror Hall of Fame(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cats in Space... and Other Places(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Wild Little Weird Tales(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The SFWA Grand Masters 1(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Armageddons(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Space Soldiers(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Lands That Never Were(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World Turned Upside Down(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat Tales: Fantastic Feline Fiction(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Crime & Fourteen Other SciFi Classics from the 30's to the 60's(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction Collection 002(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction Gems, Volume Four, Jack Sharkey and Others(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wildside Book of Fantasy(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Cthulhu II(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel SF(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lieu: Science Fiction Short Stories(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Galaxy, Volume Two(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Age of Science Fiction - Volume X(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Is Not Enough(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Apocalypse & Post-Apocalypse MEGAPACK®(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lovecraft Mythos New & Classic Collection(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Fritz Lieber was an American best known for writing horror, sci-fi and fantasy. He was born on December 24, 1910 in Chicago Illinois. He studied philosophy at the University of Chicago and graduated in 1932. Later, he studied theology and worked for some time as a lay preacher. Lieber was actively interested in his parents acting company and in 1934 he spent a considerable amount of time touring with this company FritzLieber & Co. As a son of Shakespeare’s actors it is quite clear where he got his inspiration from.

On January 16, 1936 he married Jonquil Stephens and was blessed with a son, Justin Lieber three years later. During World War 2, he was offered a job in the aircraft production. He later worked for a literal journal Science Digest for more than 10 years. He later became an editor for this company. In 1958 the family moved back to California where he ventured fully into writing.

His wife’s death in 1969 was a big blow to his personal life and writing career, forcing him to move to California where he plunged into drunkenness. After things had calmed down, he released a fantasy novel, Our Lady Of Darkness, which was basically about a writer with weird tales who lost his wife and struggled to recover from alcoholism. Other contemporary writers expressed dismay at Lieber ’s lifestyle. For instance Harlan Ellison was angered to find Lieber residing in a dingy apartment in California that was full of books. For a moment he had sunk into a pit of depression and preferred to stay live a low-life. But later he took up his broken pieces and mended them and was actively again into writing and theater. But it has been reported that FritzLeiber enjoyed leading a simple life and loved to dine and travel.

Fritz Lieber re-married Margo Skinner, a journalist and a poet and a longtime friend. In the same year 1992, Fritz Lieber collapsed while traveling from a science fiction convention with his wife and died. The cause of his death was said to be organic brain disease.

Writing career

FritzLieber washeavily influenced by the works of Carl Jung’s concepts of anima and the shadow. He used these concepts in writing his novels and books which were his methods of exploring fascination with estrangement from the female. His love of cats was evident in his story productions. He once wrote about a cat-like alien in his famous Tigerishka, who caught the eye of a human protagonist and became sexually attracted to her. One of his famous Sci- Fi short stories was A Pair of Air. It became a famous copy after its first appearance in the December 1951 issue if the Galaxy Magazine and was later on radio show X minus One. The story is about a personal narration of a 10 year old boy who finds himself living on rogue planet earth. The earth lack’s Sun exposure, after having been torn away by a passing dark star. Consequently, the earth has frozen into thick layers of snow. The boy’s father constructs a large shelter along with other scientists but the earthquakes destroyed this structure and killed some of these scientist. The boy’s father does not give up and still constructs a small makeshift “Nest” where his family survives in this breathable atmosphere for a number of years. The family is brought to rescue by a group of people who are using nuclear power to provide heat. This group is also searching for other survivors using rockets.

Another one of his famous sci-fi stories was Coming Attraction which is set in Manhattan during war between the United States and the Soviet Union. Manhattan has been rendered uninhabitable by a “Hell Bomb”. Wysten Turner a British citizen is the narrator who resides in New York who exchanges grain for electronic equipment because he suspects this equipment will be used in constructing an American military base on the moon. The story begins with the character pulling a young woman out of a car’s pathway in an attempt to save her from a gang’s favorite activity of snagging women’s clothing with fishhooks. The woman is a Muslim and therefore her face is covered so he cannot identify who she is, but is nevertheless intrigued. Turner narrates the incidence to the police but they do not regard it as serious. They meet later at a nightclub and the woman begs him to help her escape from America away from her violent profession wrestler boyfriend, who beats her after losing a match. The boyfriend arrives in the scene and Turner knocks him down. To his surprise, the girl does not thank him for defending her but turns on him. Apparently, her seductive ploy is known by all others. She craves the abuse of her violent boyfriend. When Turner unmasks the girl, he is repulsed by her unattractive demeanor and expression of hatred. He leaves disappointed and wants to return to England. Coming Attraction was published in the 1950 second issue of the Galaxy Magazine. The story also received a Hugo Award in 2001, making Fritz Lieber a famous writer. As one of the best sci-fi stories he ever wrote, this book was selected to be among the Sci fi Writers of America in 1970. It has been anthologized at least 25 times.

Other works

Many of Fritz Lieber’s works were of the horror genre. His acclaimed works such as “The Girl With “The Hungry Eyes” and “You’re All Alone” made him to be labeled as one of the forerunners of modern horror stories. He expressed distrust in automatons and liked to challenge the conceptions of science. His books and narratives were focused on such beliefs.

FritzLieber was known for hos ability to connect with his audience. He wrote about the occasional times he struggled with his personal weakness like drunkenness. His famous creation Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories further consolidated his legacy and the next 50 years he spent working on his stories and novels were full of adventure and suspense. He once wrote about two heroes who matured and decided to take on more responsibilities in life. They quit their destructive habits and settled down into marriage. Lieber’s works continue to be celebrated long after his demise.

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