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Book: Swords in the Mist

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser discuss the tension between wage labor and freedom. Fafhrd finds religion. The Mouser tries his hand at career a in organized crime and gets bumped up into a supervisory role. They make a detour from Nehwon to explore the Levant. They see more of Ningauble's ocular organs than anyone should be comfortable with. [more inside]
posted by mark k on Jan 4, 2021 - 2 comments

Book: Swords Against Death

In this collection of early Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories, the pair return to Lankmahr some years after the ill-fated night of their first meeting. The pair search for treasure and meddle with things better left undisturbed. Mouser enjoys shopping and bathing. Fafhrd fails to adhere to proper concussion protocol. The team demonstrates how real estate scams work when performed by heroes instead of accountants. [more inside]
posted by mark k on Dec 6, 2020 - 3 comments

Book: Swords and Deviltry

We learn the early history of the legendary fantasy pair: The reader is introduced to a young Fafhrd and a young, as yet untitled, Gray Mouser. Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are introduced to each other. Everyone is introduced to the great city of Lankhmar. [more inside]
posted by mark k on Nov 29, 2020 - 10 comments

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser

Do people think there's a way to get an OK discussion of Fritz Lieber's Fafhrd/Mouser stories on FanFare? There are definitely problematic elements scattered through them that make me uncertain about even trying. [more inside]
posted by mark k on Oct 29, 2020 - 7 comments

Book: Flight from Neveryon

(From the generic umbrella copy that autopopulates here for these books): The eleven stories, novellas, and novels in Return to Nevèrÿon's four volumes chronicle a long-ago land on civilization's brink, perhaps in Asia or Africa, or... Flight from Neverÿon was largely written in 1983 and 1984 and first published in 1985. The book consists of two shorter stories and one novel, “The Tale of Plagues and Carnivals”, Delany’s response to the AIDS crisis, and is notable as possibly the first published fictional work taking AIDS as its catalyst and subject. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Oct 8, 2019 - 5 comments

Book: Tales of Neveryon (book 1, Neveryon series)

(This is for the first book, see below) In his four-volume series Return to Nevèrÿon, Hugo and Nebula award-winner Samuel R. Delany appropriated the conceits of sword-and-sorcery fantasy to explore his characteristic themes of language, power, gender, and the nature of civilization. Wesleyan University Press has reissued the long-unavailable Nevèrÿon volumes in trade paperback. The eleven stories, novellas, and novels in Return to Nevèrÿon's four volumes chronicle a long-ago land on civilization's brink, perhaps in Asia or Africa, or... [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Sep 25, 2019 - 1 comment

Book: Neveryona, or the Tale of Signs and Cities (book 2)

In his four-volume series Return to Nevèrÿon, Hugo and Nebula award-winner Samuel R. Delany appropriated the conceits of sword-and-sorcery fantasy to explore his characteristic themes of language, power, gender, and the nature of civilization. Wesleyan University Press has reissued the long-unavailable Nevèrÿon volumes in trade paperback. The eleven stories, novellas, and novels in Return to Nevèrÿon's four volumes chronicle a long-ago land on civilization's brink, perhaps in Asia or Africa... [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Sep 22, 2019 - 15 comments

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