The Book of Fritz Leiber

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The Book of Fritz Leiber
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Cover of The Book of Fritz Leiber
Author Fritz Leiber
Cover artist Jack Gaughan
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy, science fiction and horror
Publisher DAW Books
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 173 pp
Followed by The Second Book of Fritz Leiber

The Book of Fritz Leiber is a collection of short stories and articles by American writer Fritz Leiber. It was first published in paperback in January 1974 by DAW Books. It was later gathered together with The Second Book of Fritz Leiber into the hardcover omnibus collection The Book of Fritz Leiber, Volume ! & !! (Gregg Press, 1980)..

The book consists of ten fantasy, science fiction and horror short stories alternating with nine related articles, together with a foreword by the author. Some pieces were original to the collection. Others were originally published in the magazines Rogue for January 1963, Worlds of Tomorrow for August 1963, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction for December 1951 and April 1963, Galaxy Science Fiction for August 1952 and February 1968, and Broadside Magazine for December 1965, and the collection The Dark Brotherhood and Other Pieces (1966).


  • "Foreword"
  • "The Spider" (1963)
  • "Monsters and Monster Lovers" (1965)
  • "A Hitch in Space" (1963)
  • "Hottest and Coldest Molecules" (1952)
  • "Kindergarten" (1963)
  • "Those Wild Alien Words: I" (1974)
  • "Crazy Annaoj" (1968)
  • "Debunking the I Machine" (1949)
  • "When the Last Gods Die" (1951)
  • "King Lear" (1934)
  • "Yesterday House" (1952)
  • "After Such Knowledge"
  • "Knight to Move" (1965)
  • "Weird World of the Knight" (1960)
  • "To Arkham and the Stars" (1966)
  • "The Whisperer" Re-examined" (1964)
  • "Beauty and the Beasts"
  • "Masters of Mace and Magic"
  • "Cat's Cradle"


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