Questions tagged [fritz-leiber]

For use when inquiring about the works of Fritz Leiber (1910-1992); considered one of the fathers of sword and sorcery in fantasy

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To what extent were Dungeons & Dragons were-rats based on The Swords of Lankhmar?

Wererats are fairly iconic monsters for Dungeons & Dragons, but they are different in a number of ways from the other "lycanthropes" listed in the game rules. It occurred to me recently that when ...
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science fiction dystopian future society

I recall a story from the seventies with a character named The Grand Guignol "Guig" and a host of other borrowed identities, where a group of people skirt around sites of urban decay. One of the ...
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Is “A Pail of Air” scientifically plausible? [closed]

Earlier today I was about a post a short story identification question asking about a short story involving survivors living among the frozen atmospheric gasses following a disaster where the Earth ...
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Was Leiber's “The Sunken Land” influenced by C. A. Smith's “The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis”?

As I was re-reading "The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis" by Clark Ashton Smith, I noticed some surprising similarities to another fantasy classic, "The Sunken Land," by Fritz Leiber. Obviously, there are many ...
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Have any of Fritz Leiber's works been filmed or optioned for movies/TV?

Wikipedia lists screen adaptations of just one novel and three short stories by prolific Golden Age SF and fantasy writer Fritz Leiber. Are there any other lesser-known adaptations of his work that ...
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How do the sleeping automatons of “You're All Alone” recover from the changes made by the Awakened?

I recently got a chance to read You're All Alone by Fritz Leiber. The basic premise of the book is that Carl MacKay deviates slightly from his usual schedule and finds that the world is now operating ...
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Are swords usually referred to as male, or female?

"and drawing Scalpel whistling from her sheath" (Fritz Leiber, Swords Against Wizardry) I was surprised to see the Mouser's blade referred to as "she". No particular reason why, I just thought the ...