Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber

(mild spoilers) One of the interesting parts about delving into fantasy’s backlist is getting to see authors’ inspirations at work. When I delved into Swords and Deviltry, a collection of short stories that serves as the novel debut for Fritz Leiber’s heroic duo of the Grey Mouser and Fahfrd, and their dangerous home of Lankhmar, […]

Jirel of Joiry by C.L. Moore

There once was a lady named Jirel,Who was one real tough sword-swinging belle,When foes took her land,She said “I’ll take a stand,Even if it means going through hell.” Welcome to the next installment in my Retro Reviews! If the limerick wasn’t enough of a clue, today’s book features a heroine straight from the lists of […]