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The Black Gondolier - And Other Stories

Fritz Leiber

Publisher: Open Road Media

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Summary

While much of Grand Master Leiber’s seminal science fiction and fantasy remains in print, his work in the field of supernatural horror has been sadly neglected until now.   Assembled here is a selection of Mr. Leiber's best horrific tales, many of which have been virtually unobtainable for decades. From the riveting “Spider Mansion” and “The Phantom Slayer” from Weird Tales to the more recent “Lie Still, Snow White” and “Black Has Its Charms” from rare, small‑press magazines, this collection provides an overview of Leiber’s fifty‑plus years as an acknowledged master of the weird tale.   This edition was edited by John Pelan and Steve Savile.   

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