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Swords and Deviltry Read µ 102 E bravado of the imagination and the courage of fools A hedge wizard explains the cold war between the sexes Mouse and Fafhrd meet again and learn the truth of how Mouse became the Gray Mouser Together they traverse the smoke and mirrors of Lankhmar learning and of the foggy world in which they live mapping the sinister. Fritz Leiber is another of the early defining authors in fantasy mostly because of the coining of the term Sword Sorcery Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser is the tale of a companionship between a mountain tribe barbarian and a failed wizard s apprentice and their journeys together in Lankhmar and the surrounding lands Swords and Deviltry is the first book actually first collection of short stories in the series and introduced the two protagonists with one origin story each then ends with Ill Met in Lankhmar the tale of how the unlikely friends first meetThis was an acceptably enjoyable fantasy tale but its uality seems to have withered a bit as time has passed It doesn t stand up to other genre classics or newer fantasy books and I would only recommend it to those who like me want to read the whole fantasy canon

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Swords and Deviltry Read µ 102 Swords and Deviltry the first book of Leiber's landmark series introduces us to a strange world where our two strangers find the familiar in themselves and discover the icy power of female magic Three master magician femme fatales and a sprightly lad illuminate the bonds between father and son the relationship between th. Leiber is one of the fathers of sword and sorcery fiction and it shows Reading these stories feels a little like sitting at the feet of an old old storyteller while he reminisces about childhood heroes There s a feel of both age and timelessness about these stories tall fur clad barbarian and short swordsman thief who can vanish in the shadows this is like reading the origin myth for characters we ve known for decades The four stories three novellas and one vignette within describe the adventures of Fafhrd a giant barbarian from the frozen wastes and the Gray Mouser a youth who has apprenticed to a hedge wizard Induction covers a meeting between the two in a famous city The Snow Women is Fafhrd s origin story and how he came to leave his tribe The Unholy Grail covers the Grey Mouse s origin and Ill Met in Lankhmar is when they meet again and become true companions Lankhmar won a Hugo and Nebula for best novella and it is plain why These are the tales that influenced the greats of fantasy There s a tone of wry humor perhaps a little mocking at youth and noble intentions and early in the stories I wondered if the narrative would remain tongue in cheek Then Leiber would suddenly twist it and the frustration the rage and the fear in his characters would come into play It s well doneLeiber does perhaps show his age in these stories both personally and culturally Woman have no likeable roles playing controlling mother witch junior controlling fiance witch Lady Macbeth and Ophelia Still there is something of sophistication in their character as Leiber gets inside their emotional landscape to explain their actions or lack of As the stories of Fafhrd and Gray span 50 years I m interested to see where they end upLearning Leiber was one of the fathers of SS sent me on an internet hunt and I find my appreciation for his stories growing His parents were both Shakespearean actors and a reoccurring theme through his writing was acting and the life of actors Late in life he received royalties from DD who used Fafhrd and Gray as charactersA note for Pratchett fans out there Lankhmar was apparently an indirect inspiration for Ankh Morpork and Pratchett has two characters in the first Discworld based on Fafhrd and the Gray MouserA solid three and a half starsCross posted at

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Swords and Deviltry Read µ 102 Silent symptoms of the never ending night smog They follow the night smog's relation to the region's longing for larceny and the hazy opiate of vanity Last but certainly not least they experience the pleasures and pains of the City of Sevenscore Thousand Smokers that will lead them to countless adventures and misadventur. Ah sexism we meet again And in such an unexpected location a pulp fantasy novelI don t know what Leiber looked like but I m picturing that sickly skinny kid from The New Guy This book is every bit as embarrassing to read as Piers Anthony although it has a slightly lower number of naked women per page What it has to make up for this is SCREAMINGLY stereotypical and degrading female characters Women fit conveniently into one of two boxes 1 Old jealous hags2 Young hotties who put outNot only is this division of female roles strictly enforced throughout the women all inevitably serve as foils for the male characters In case any of you are foolish enough to read this waste of paper and time I won t spoil exactly how this manifests itself but it s clear that every female involved in the plot is being used as a vehicle for setting up the male characters In the one and only scene where two women were having a conversation without a man present the conversation was summed up in this sort of fashion The two women sat on the couch giggling and talking of girlish thingsIt was one line while the men were talking on the other side of the room about something much important which had several pages dedicated to its explication The wives of our two protagonists are ENTIRELY dependent upon their men and horribly impractical and flighty This in spite of the fact that one of the women has seen much of the world on her own and should understand the city they are in better than her husband upon marriage she apparently decided to let her man deal with all the thinking Uhh so about other aspects of this book Skip the first two stories if you choose to bother with this They re crap clearly written to extend the Farvhrd and the Grey Mouser series yet creating absolutely no tension nor developing characters There s not even anything notably interesting about the fantasy world being presented in these two stories The final of the three stories Ill Met in Lankmar is definitely the high point although the high point is relative in this case like pointing out the high point in Kansas It is significantly entertaining although it is as believable and realistic as Duck Tales and caters to about the same level of intellect Overall my opinion of Lieber based only on this book mind you is similar to my opinion of Robert Howard the other author credited with starting the Swords Sorcery genre They both sucked They stumbled across a genre that a lot of people have enjoyed though and that can t be taken away from them Even if it is a stupid genre I prefer the nuance depth and world building that s often found in the fantasy authors who came much later like Peake Tolkien Martin and to a lesser extent Bakker and Abercrombie But this is just a matter of preference which isn t based on anything scientificSimilarly you can t scientifically prove Bob Marley makes better music than Kriss Kross but I can maintain a bullheaded opinion about it I know who makes me wanna jump Leading Snowflakes ending night smog They follow the night smog's relation to the region's longing for larceny and the hazy opiate of vanity Last but certainly not least they Fuehrer Directives and Other Top Level Directives of the German Armed Forces 1942 1945 experience the pleasures and pains of the City of Sevenscore Thousand Smokers that will lead them to countless adventures and misadventur. 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