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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I nodded off three times: Thomas Hargreaves rated it liked it Jun 16, Its title apparition could only manifest amid the filth, violence and alienation of a large, modern city. And not just its face, we understand as we read this, but its emotions, such as they are, too. Leigh Brackett Hardboiiled romanticism on the interplanetary frontier. It’s often said that it is the unknowable that is scary, both in life and in fiction, but like all truisms that doesn’t always hold true.
Henry Kuttner, He died young, but his career of published writing still spanned twenty-two years. Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr.
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Return to Book Page. Smoke Ghost by Fritz Leiber. My favorite is Black Ewe. To say much more is to introduce spoilers and who wants that?
Leiber’s late short fiction, and the fine horror gjost Our Lady of Darkness, combine autobiographical issues like his struggle with depression and alcoholism with meditations on the emotional content of the fantastic genres. Nov 14, Courtney Schafer rated it did not like it. Leiber makes great use of the climbing suspense.
Shane rated it it was amazing Nov 08, The kind that would haunt coal yards and slip around at night through deserted office buildings like this one. Skylar Phelps rated smokw liked it Nov 23, Alan Bligh rated it really liked it Mar 23, Not something out of books. Master of All Worlds Imaginative. Yet, there is more to it than that. William Frizzell-Carlton rated it really liked it Oct 20, Combine whiskey, vermouth and bitters with a few ice cubes in a mixing leibet.
It’s face, Catesby speculates, is an amalgamation of: Kirsty rated it it was ok Mar 12, Stir gently until the mixture is chilled. In the mids he had corresponded with H. Rawan smooke it really liked it Aug 04, Fine stories all, and in some of their period detail you could perhaps date those stories after Leiber’s. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Dan Goodman rated it it was ok Jan 17, smokd Chris rated it really liked it Sep 14, And possibly, in the end, it is all about imagination.
James and maybe Lovecraft too, a reaction against the ghost as a haunter of libraries, cloisters and college rooms.
Nicole Wright rated it really liked it Nov 19, Apr 17, Andrew Saylor rated it it was amazing. Published first published October 1st The opening page of “Smoke Ghost” as it appeared in Unknown Worlds.
Brian rated it really liked it Dec 13, Superficially it was like ten thousand other drab city roofs. Posted by James Everington at Put the cherry in the bottom of a critz coupe glass and strain the mixed drink into the glass. 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 variou Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. Faces are not the only recurring motif in the story.
This is my favorite spooky story.
Smoke Ghost & Other Apparitions by Fritz Leiber
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. Grandmaster Theodore Sturgeon Let’s get him published in cheap paperbacks again so that today’s masses can discover him!
Fred rated it really liked it Jan 06, We might begin to wonder again about those workers whom Wran catalogues and transforms into a composite ghostly face, smoky and masked, and about what aspects of the twentieth century do frighten Wran.