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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Kirsty rated it it was ok Mar 12, I’ve read this story a number of times, most recently in the anthology The Ghostt. Lexxnet rated it really liked it Nov 02, And possibly, in the end, it is all about imagination. Kyle rated it liked it Nov 12, Noted author Ramsey Campbell has provided an introduction and editors John Pelan and Steve Savile provide some bibliographic notes on the texts of this volume and the preceding collection, The Black Gondolier.
Monica rated it liked it Nov 13, William Frizzell-Carlton rated it really liked it Oct 20, Wran first sees the mysterious figure from the window of the elevated train, and sees it again and again, but think too of the elevator in his office block, and how so much centres around its rise and fall.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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.
Leiber’s ghost is and remains of uncertain nature, something god-like, something demonic, something perhaps spawned from racial memory itself. Boring and in no way chilling. I mean a ghost from the world today Thursday, 10 May Strange Stories Good Short Fiction to Read. No trivia or quizzes yet. Fritz Leiber Collected In: 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.
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.
Alfred Bester A writer who never fails to surprise and energize. 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. Martin rated it it was amazing Sep 10, Zang rated it it was amazing Nov 16, Benjamin Uminsky rated it it was amazing Mar 16, A dingy, melancholy little world of tar-paper, tarred gravel and smoky brick.
There is something creepy on the smoke. Return to Book Page.
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Smoke Ghost & Other Apparitions
Tim Newton rated it it was amazing Mar 22, His prose always comes across as yhost musical composition in terms of the well-wrought explication of the story, and his infallible dialogue could always be directly lifted into a movie script.
Weinbaum He will transform your imagination. Almost the first thing the reader knows about Catesby Wran is that he is preoccupied with ghosts, but not any old ghost.
Want to Read saving…. Moudry rated it it was amazing Jun 30, Wednesday, October 12, Review: Grandmaster Theodore Sturgeon Let’s get him published in cheap paperbacks again so that today’s masses can discover him! 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.
Dirt, detritus, flakes and dust of modern urban life obsess Leiber here and also in his novel Our Lady of Darkness. Fine stories all, and in some of their period detail you could perhaps date those stories after Leiber’s.
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Trivia About Smoke Ghost. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Thomas Hargreaves rated it liked it Jun 16, It is a genius loci of a monstrous sort, though predatorially sly, alienatingly insistent and ultimately unforestallable, despite the employment of every resource of human cunning and ghoat.
Wonderful collection of dark tales. James and maybe Lovecraft too, a reaction against the ghost as a haunter of libraries, cloisters and college rooms. At first sight, his modern ghosts appear to be working-class ghosts, blue-collar ghosts, ghosts with dirty hands, who queue up to punch their cards, who worry about losing their. Refresh and try again.