Strange Wonders: A Collection of Rare Fritz Leiber Works
by Fritz Leiber
Edited by Benjamin Szumskyj
Review by Steve Sawicki
Subterranean Press Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781596063242
Date: 31 October 2010 List Price $40.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Product Description: In regards to Fritz Leiber, I believe that publication of such unpublished and uncollected works only strengthens his literary greatness. Through fragments, drafts and practice writings, we can clearly see the evolution from Leiber, the amateur, to Leiber, the professional. We are exposed to the clear way in which he dedicated his life to the written word and trained his abilities to produce the award-winning masterpieces that we read even today. While some may object to such a volume, I ask them this--is not the dream just as important as the empire that had been built from it? Are not the blueprints and sketches as impressive as the buildings and the artwork? We must place all this into perspective, and see that publishing such works is not a smear upon Leiber's legacy. Rather, it completes a full circle. If we are asked to be thorough in the biography of an individual, then we must also do so for their bibliography.
(Source: Subterranean Press)