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The Appendix N Podcast - Episode 41 - Adept’s Gambit by Fritz Leiber

April 10, 2017
The Appendix N Podcast - Episode 41 - Adept’s Gambit by Fritz Leiber
Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr.
December 24, 1910 (Chicago) - September 5, 1992
“American writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He was also a poet, actor in theater and films, playwright and chess expert. With writers such as Robert E. Howard and Michael Moorcock, Leiber can be regarded as one of the fathers of sword and sorcery fantasy, having in fact created the term. Moreover, he excelled in all fields of speculative fiction, writing award-winning work in fantasy, horror, and science fiction.” - Wikipedia
introduced Fafhrd and Grey Mouser in August, 1939 in Unknown magazine, edited by John W. Campbell
early influences were H. P. Lovecraft and Robert Graves; received a letter of encouragement from Lovecraft in 1936
earned little money as a writer; addicted to alcohol and downers
actually received royalty checks from TSR for games based on Lankhmar
1975 - named Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy by the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon)
“Adept’s Gambit” first appeared in
Night’s Black Agents
published 1947 by Arkham House
and later in
Swords is the Mist
first published 1968 by Ace Books
third of seven volumes
Jeffrey Wikstrom
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Geoffrey Winn
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Geoffrey Winn

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