Adventures in Fiction: Fritz Leiber
Dec24

Adventures in Fiction: Fritz Leiber

Adventures in Fiction: Fritz Leiber By Michael Curtis We’ve talked a lot about Fritz Leiber, whose birthday we’re celebrating today, over the last few years. Leiber, born December 24th, 1910, is most widely known among gamers as the man responsible for the fantastic Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories. In the years running up to DCC Lankhmar, a lot of ink has been spilled discussing Leiber’s most famous creation. Today, however, we’re...

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Michael Curtis Visits Leiber’s Legendary Lankhmar Library in Houston
Feb12

Michael Curtis Visits Leiber’s Legendary Lankhmar Library in Houston

Report from the Archives by Michael Curtis In January, Michael Curtis traveled to Houston to research The Fritz Leiber Papers at the University of Houston. This amazing trip was funded by our Kickstarter for the DCC Lankhmar project. The Fritz Leiber Papers is comprised of correspondence, writings, original manuscripts, photographs, and even the author’s sword collection, all of which were donated to The University of Houston...

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Adventures in Fiction: Fritz Leiber, H.P. Lovecraft, and the Origin of Sword-and-Sorcery Stories
Apr24

Adventures in Fiction: Fritz Leiber, H.P. Lovecraft, and the Origin of Sword-and-Sorcery Stories

Fritz Leiber, H.P. Lovecraft, and the Origin of Sword-and-Sorcery Stories by James Maliszewski In the May 1961 issue of the fantasy fanzine Amra, future stalwart of Appendix N, Michael Moorcock, wrote a letter to the editor in which he proposed the term “epic fantasy” for the literary genre pioneered by Robert E. Howard in his stories of Conan the Cimmerian. In the July issue of that same year, however, Fritz Leiber offered another...

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