By Fritz Leiber
Saying a brand new choice of tales by way of Fritz Leiber. Assembled here's a number of Mr. Leiber's top awful stories, a lot of which were nearly unobtainable for many years. From the riveting "Spider Mansion" and "The Phantom Slayer" from bizarre stories to the newer "Lie nonetheless, Snow White" and "Black Has Its Charms" from infrequent, small-press magazines, this assortment offers an outline of Leiber's fifty-plus years as an said grasp of the bizarre story. whereas a lot of Leiber's seminal science-fiction and delusion continues to be in print, his paintings within the box of supernatural horror has been unfortunately overlooked earlier. Edited via John Pelan and Steve Savile.
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Black Gondolier & Other Stories by Fritz Leiber