Strange Stories # Smoke Ghost by Fritz Leiber. Strange Story # Smoke Ghost Author: Fritz Leiber Collected In: Selected Stories. Smoke Ghost & Other Apparitions has 48 ratings and 3 reviews. Carla Remy said : Dirt, detritus, flakes and dust of modern urban life obsess Leiber (here a. Smoke Ghost has 32 ratings and 5 reviews. When a man keeps on seeing a smoke ghost, he questions his own sanity.

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Good Short Fiction to Read: Review: “Smoke Ghost” by Fritz Leiber, Jr.

Fred Kiesche rated it it was amazing Aug 18, Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Nicole Wright rated it really liked it Nov 19, No trivia or quizzes yet.

The antagonist in this story emerges slowly, marginally, minimally, crudely materially at first, and then stalks our protagonist with growing pervasiveness, intrusiveness, and ironically, increasing indefinability. David rated it it was amazing May 11, Selected Stories Anthologised In: The Hill and the Hole was creepy.

Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. Posted by James Lejber at Wednesday, October 12, Review: Leiber’s late short fiction, and the fine horror novel Our Lady of Darkness, combine autobiographical issues like his struggle with depression and alcoholism with meditations on the emotional content of the fantastic genres.

Smoke Ghost

Height too is important. Rusty tin chimneys with odd conical hats suggested abandoned listening posts.

Open Preview See a Problem? Alfred Bester A writer who never fails to surprise and energize. Books by Fritz Leiber. Published first published October 1st Sharon rated it really liked it Jul 09, Want to Read saving….

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Feb 05, Quirkyreader rated it it was amazing. Leiber’s late short fiction, and the fine horror novel Our Lady of Darkness, combine autobiographical issues like his struggle with depression and alcoholism with meditations on the emotional content of the fantastic genres. Neheroth rated it liked it Oct 16, Soon, the sighting becomes an obsession, and Wran fears the shape — an embodiment of smokee that is dirty and frightening about the ffritz world — is pursuing him, attempting to taint him with its grime.

The Weird – Smoke Ghost – Fritz Leiber

Chris rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Jason rated it liked it Dec 22, The author, Fritz Leiber, had just a few years before entered his first phase of greatness as a writer, especially as a fantasiste, but this piece is an example of his early mastery of the weird fiction form. Howard A Storyteller Transported from Antiquity.

Preview — Smoke Ghost by Fritz Leiber. Fred rated it really liked it Jan 06, A dingy, melancholy little world of tar-paper, tarred gravel and smoky brick. William Oarlock rated it liked it Aug 14, He found his mature voice early in the first of the sword-and-sorcery adventures featuring the large sensitive barbarian Fafhrd and the small street-smart-ish Gray Mouser; he returned to this series at various points in his career, using it sometimes for farce and sometimes for gloomy mood pieces–The Swords of Lankhmar is perhaps the best single volume of their adventures.

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Howard Phillips Lovecraft Reaility is far more than ffritz surmise it to be. Almost the first thing the reader knows about Catesby Wran is that he is preoccupied with ghosts, but not any old ghost.

When a man keeps on seeing a smoke ghost, he questions his own sanity. Leigh Brackett Hardboiiled romanticism on the interplanetary frontier.

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Refresh and try again. Apr 17, Andrew Saylor rated it it was amazing. Amelie rated it really liked it Jan 01, Many stories here are only horror in that they’re strange and dark and don’t seem sane.

Oct 07, Carla Remy rated it really liked it Shelves: The kind that would haunt coal yards and slip around at night through deserted office buildings like this one. Leiber’s Perfect Short Story of Speculative Fiction First Appeared within the Covers of This Issue What a wonder that a person off the street could find such mind-bestirring literature within a magazine among the periodical racks of some newstand or drugstore!

Chris rated it really liked it Sep 14, But once one discovers this other side to Leiber’s imagination, it comes as a revelation. To say much more is to introduce spoilers and who wants that? Lexxnet rated it really liked it Nov 02, Posted by Gandelyn at 3: