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Fritz Leiber Bibliography 1939-1944

Posted by Mike on September 20, 2006

This is mostly for my own benefit, Leiber’s first five years in publishing order, but should make up for the descriptions on the last few stories being eradicated by WordPress’s strange editing system (in fact the same thing happened today in clicking the Save and Continue Editing button, it asked me if I wanted to navigate away from the page). [EDIT: Added Gather, Darkness! which I thought was originally published in 1959]

Two Sought Adventure (aka The Jewels in the Forest) [Unknown Aug 39] First Fafhrd/Grey Mouser story, also in Two Sought Adventure (aka Swords Against Death), The Leiber Chronicles

The Automatic Pistol [Weird Tales May 40] Story about a sentient pistol, also in Night’s Black Agents, The Leiber Chronicles, Horrible Imaginings

The Bleak Shore [Unknown Fantasy Fiction Nov 40] Second F&GM story, also in Two Sought Adventure (aka Swords Against Death)

The Howling Tower [Unknown Fantasy Fiction Jun 41] Third F&GM story, ibid

They Never Come Back [Future Aug 41] Have not read, to be included in forthcoming One Station of the Way collection, otherwise uncollected

Smoke Ghost [Unknown Worlds Oct 41] Urban ghost story, also in Night’s Black Agents, The Leiber Chronicles, Smoke Ghost and Other Apparitions

The Power of the Puppets [Thrilling Mystery Jan 42] Horror story about “possessed” puppets, also in Shadows with Eyes, Smoke Ghost and Other Apparitions

The Phantom Slayer (aka The Inheritance) [Weird Tales Jan 42] Man inherits dead uncle’s apartment, supernatural happenings afoot, also in Night’s Black Agents, The Black Gondolier & Other Stories

The Sunken Land [Unknown Worlds, Feb 42] Fourth F&GM story, also in Night’s Black Agents, Two Sought Adventure (aka Swords Against Death)

The Hill and the Hole [Unknown Worlds, Aug 42] Slightly Lovecraftian horror story about a cartographic anomaly, also in Night’s Black Agents, Smoke Ghost & Other Apparitions

Spider Mansion [Weird Tales, Sep 42] Horror story about mad scientist and the result of experiments, also in The Black Gondolier & Other Stories

The Hound [Weird Tales, Nov 42] Urban horror story about supernatural hound, slightly reminiscent of Long’s “The Hounds of Tindalos,” also in Night’s Black Agents, The Leiber Chronicles, Horrible Imaginings

Thieves’ House [Unknown Worlds, Feb 43] Fifth F&GM story, also in Two Sought Adventure (aka Swords Against Death)

Conjure Wife [Unknown Worlds, Apr 43] Original novella expanded to novel form in 1953, classic dark fantasy/horror story about witchcraft, usually paired with Our Lady of Darkness (alternate title: Dark Ladies)

Gather, Darkness! [Astounding, May through Jun 43] Leiber’s novel about a totalitarian religious state, was first published in book format in 1950. Haven’t read yet.

The Mutant’s Brother [Astounding Science Fiction, Aug 43] Story about twins with psychic powers, as one tries to find the other, also in Day Dark, Night Bright

To Make A Roman Holiday [Esquire, Oct 43] Story about a gladiator forced to fight his friend, so that he might reveal a secret trick to the Roman administrator who forced the fight, also in Day Dark, Night Bright

Taboo [Astounding Science Fiction, Feb 44] Story about a killer and younger man who separately take refuge, also in Day Dark, Night Bright

Sanity (aka Crazy Wolf) [Astounding Science Fiction, Apr 44] Psychologist and patient discuss sanity in the future, also in Night of the Wolf (as Crazy Wolf), The Best of Fritz Leiber, The Leiber Chronicles

Thought [Astounding Science Fiction, Jul 44] A story about a man who can “catch” thoughts, also in Day Dark, Night Bright

Business of Killing [Astounding Science Fiction, Sep 44] Story about alternate timelines and corporate control. Perhaps a precursor to Destiny Times Three?, also in Day Dark, Night Bright

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