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Publication Order of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Books

The Swords of Lankhmar (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swords in the Mist (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swords Against Wizardry (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swords and Deviltry (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swords Against Death (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swords and Ice Magic (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Knight and Knave of Swords (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swords Against the Shadowlands (By: Robin Wayne Bailey) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Books

Swords and Deviltry(1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swords Against Death(1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swords in the Mist(1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swords Against Wizardry(1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Swords of Lankhmar(1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swords and Ice Magic(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Knight and Knave of Swords(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swords Against the Shadowlands (By: Robin Wayne Bailey)(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Graphic Novels

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

Publication Order of Change War Books

The Big Time (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Changewar (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of SF Authors Choice Books

SF Authors' Choice 2 (By: Harry Harrison) (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
SF Authors' Choice 3 (By: Harry Harrison) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Hugo Winners Books

with Anne McCaffrey, Isaac Asimov, Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, Poul Anderson, Philip Jose Farmer, Samuel R. Delany
1955 to 1961 (By: Isaac Asimov,Robert Bloch) (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
1973 (By: Isaac Asimov) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
1976 - 1979 (By: Isaac Asimov) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
1980 - 1982 (By: Isaac Asimov) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
1986-1988 (By: Isaac Asimov) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Golden Age of Science Fiction Books

The Golden Age of Science Fiction - Volume VI (By: Robert Sheckley) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Age of Science Fiction - Volume IV (By: Robert Sheckley) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
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)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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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