John Kahane (jkahane) wrote,
John Kahane

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Remembering Fritz Leiber

For those who read fantasy and science fiction, today would have been Fritz Leiber's 100th birthday.

Older readers of the sf and fantasy genre as well as many gamers acknowlege the Robert E. Howard, J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, and Clark Ashton Smith influences on the two respective fields, but Fritz Leiber tends to be the forgotten man in this recollection effort.

I'm not going to go into a lot more detail here, as James Maliszewski has done a superb job of getting across the way I feel about Leiber and his writing and his influence on the fantasy field in his post today on the subject at his Grognardia site today.

In any event, Leiber's passing left us with gems of writing genius that will long outlive the author himself. And if I weren't in the middle of reading some of the stuff that's in my to-read queue at the moment, I would go back and honour Leiber today with a read of the earliest Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories. Oh, what the heck. :)
Tags: books, fritz leiber, reading

  • Happy GM's Day!

    Happy International GM's Day to all my fellow GameMasters out there! I would like to wish all the GameMasters out there a very Happy GM Day! While…

  • Books Read in February, 2021

    A new month. Thus, as is my standard usage of my blog space at or near the beginning of the month, I present the listing of my February, 2021 reads.…

  • Happy Birthday, mytholder!

    Happy Birthday, mytholder! Today is my friend, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan's, birthday! Here's hoping that you have a terrific birthday today,…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened