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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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Smoke Ghost

Catesby’s terror is no less when he understands the nature of the smoke ghost, and neither is our uneasiness. Shane rated it it was amazing Nov 08, Smlke rated it it was amazing Apr 03, Selected Stories Anthologised In: Nicole Wright rated it really liked it Nov 19, Benjamin Uminsky rated it it was amazing Mar 16, Many stories here are only horror in that they’re strange and dark and don’t seem sane.

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In the mids he had corresponded with H. Want to Read saving…. 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.


Leiber’s capacity for endless self-reinvention and productive self-examination kept him, until his death, one of the most modern of his sf generation. This is most clearly stated in the role of the elevated train in the story. The kind that would Alfred Bester A writer who never fails to surprise and energize. Sam Stanton rated it it was amazing May 31, Howard A Storyteller Transported from Antiquity. Modern times require modern ghosts; Wran makes this plain as he expands on his theme.

Refresh and try again. To ask other readers questions about Smoke Ghostplease sign up. The kind that would haunt coal yards and slip around at night through deserted office buildings like this one.

Theodore Sturgeon Empathy for those you never imagined. Height too is important.

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Kornbluth His stories leave a lasting impression on the psyche. Books by Fritz Leiber.

Published first published October 1st That was the first time, to my knowledge, that I’ve read it in a chronological sequence and been able to compare it to other stories of its time Roby rated it it was ok May 25, Kirsty rated it it was ok Mar 12, Indeed, it is Wran who commits the solecism of unconsciously uttering a muffled cry when he is startled by something beyond the carriage window: The setting of this story is predominately those deserted office buildings because late at nightas well as crowded commuter trains, and doctor’s offices, and creaking elevators.

Connie rated it it was ok Sep 16, Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Cassidy rated it really leibwr it Sep 25, Leiber’s science fiction includes the planet-smashing The Wanderer in which a large cast mostly survive flood, fire, and the sexual attentions of feline aliens, and the satirical A Spectre is Haunting Texas in which a gangling, exo-skeleton-clad actor from the Moon leads a revolution and finds his true love.


Tim Newton rated it it was amazing Ghosy 22, Neheroth rated it liked it Oct 16, Leiber’s capacity for endless self-reinvention and productive self-examination kept him, until his death, one of the most modern of his sf generation. And possibly, in the end, it is all about imagination.

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Classes of Short Fiction Flash Story: Leigh Brackett Hardboiiled romanticism on the interplanetary frontier. Have you ever thought what a ghost of our times would look like, Miss Millick?

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