Ill Met in Lankhmar (The Science Fiction Book Club Collection) [Fritz Leiber, Bob Eggleton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. They are the. Ill Met in Lankhmar Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser faced each other across the two thieves sprawled senseless. They were poised for attack, yet. Fritz Leiber’s Contents-page teaser for “Ill Met in Lankhmar”: The second and decisive meeting of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, wherein something is told of the .

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The Hatchery lznkhmar Dreams. The rest is history Noting that I only read Ill Met in Lankhmar as part of an unlisted collection, not the other two stories that are included in this edition can’t find the novella on its own.

There’s a great sense of humor behind the stories, but not a laugh out loud kind, more subtle.

I read Conan and The Tolk long before these great stories. The Goggles of Dr. A good entry point to a prominent Sword and Sorcery series, one that while starting slow, does leave lankhmr reader wanting more. Stout Fafhrd and I will put it into effect at once. The two greatest heroes ever are back, proving why Fritz Leiber is a literary legend.

Which was a mistake. In the Witch’s Tent. Those two volumes consist of short stories and novellas written between and and which were originally published in the pulp magazines of the day.

In addition, the fact that there’s a pair of protagonists allows for interesting long-term relationship growth between Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser that a solo hero with new supporting characters in each story misses out on.


When the Last Gods Die. There are several additional paragraphs kankhmar the novel version, and some slightly altered wording in a few places i. Nov 05, Nick rated it really liked it. Moments after their encounter as inadvertent allies in a thoughtful and daring ambush of two Thieves’ Guild men on dark Cash Street, the two young heroes remain at the ready:.

Well I will not go in to the various stories in this volume there are two novellas – Swords against Deviltry and and Swords against Deaththough in later volumes there are short stories and more of them. As lankhkar but also rather determined free spirits, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser consider the Thieves’ Guild in the city of Lankhmar to be dangerously well organized, indeed so powerful as lankbmar constitute almost an unofficial or shadow government within Lankhmar.

Srith of the Scrolls. They were poised for attack, yet for i,l moment neither moved. Later Than You Think. Each discerned something inexplicably familiar in the other. Sheelba of the Eyeless Face. Are you with me, Northerner?

On the other hand, one finds out where a good bit of Ankh-Morpork seems to have come from The Girl with the Hungry Eyes. The Sadness of the Executioner. Writers of the Dark. One Station of the Way.

Ill Met in Lankhmar [Scrolls of Lankhmar]

That’s not true of “Ill Met in Lankhmar,” which, if anything, feels even truer to these characters than some of Leiber’s earlier efforts. Rather than giving a blow-by-blow or even focusing on the story arc of these connected short stories and novellas, I’d like to point out the two most compelling reasons for snatching up a copy of this book: Troynovantor Renewing Troy:.

Hardcore Leiber fan here, as dhowarth said Our Lady of Darkness is superb. This is not, however, an incentive for the two young men to join the Thieves’ Guild; rather to hone their wits against it, if not always cushion themselves with healthful prudence.


The Nebulas have gone to fantasy works plenty of times in the last decade. Hugo Award for Best Novella. Trapped in the Shadowland. For some reason, the first time I tried to read this book I just couldn’t get into the first short story. The two have come to Lankhmar only recently, and this story introduces us to exotic and noisome Lankhmar, and the two young heroes strikingly to each other.

Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser. Fantasy feels dominated these days by old school LOTR copies or hypercynical grim dark fantasy in which everyone is a jerk and I have no one to root for.

Ill Met in Lankhmar

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Great San Francisco Glacier. Feb 05, leo rated it liked it Shelves: Issek of the Jug. For my money, the better stories in this first collection include The Howling Towerthe Lovecraftian The Sunken Landthe amazingly original Claws from the Night in which the fine ladies of Lankhmar take to wearing bird cages around their heads and it all makes perfect sense, and The Bazaar of the Bizarre.