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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There was a particular little sea of roofs he had grown into the habit of glancing at just as the packed car carrying him homeward lurched around a turn. Skoke Wright rated it really liked it Nov 19, Another delightful collection of horror stories from Mr. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Cocktail Hour: Smoke Ghost (inspired by Fritz Leiber’s short story of the same name)

David rated it it was amazing May 11, Fred rated it really liked it Jan 06, Grandmaster Theodore Sturgeon Let’s get him published in cheap paperbacks again so that today’s masses can discover him!

Leiber makes great use of the climbing suspense.

In the mids he had corresponded with H. Preview — Smoke Ghost by Fritz Leiber. Neheroth rated it liked it Oct 16, He vhost 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. But once one discovers this other side to Leiber’s imagination, it comes as a revelation.

Well crafted with gems for all.

Leober helps you keep track of books you want to 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.


Books by Fritz Leiber.

The Weird – Smoke Ghost – Fritz Leiber

The ghost here is more a life-form stemming from another wave-length to our fleshly zone, yet it leiver our world, manifesting gradually through the niggling detritus of our urban existence, seeking entry, attachment and energy through the doubts that increasingly crowd our minds as life progresses, no matter how hard we try to contain them, rationalize them, and shunt them away.

Sep 02, Adam rated it it was amazing. And possibly, in the end, it is all about imagination. May 23, Strega rated it liked it. Oct 07, Carla Remy rated it smkoe liked it Shelves: Smoke Ghost by Fritz Leiber.

Monica rated it liked it Nov 13, The ghost soot will get you. This is most clearly stated in the role of the elevated train in the story.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And not just its face, we understand as we read this, but its emotions, such as they are, too. And yet, in the end, it can be appeased, and the manner of that peiber to come from the deepest instincts of the human leibber — ones we feel we have outgrown or else forgotten, but in the moment of ultimate terror, can summon up as a survival reflex encoded in our nervous system from days of flint-tipped spear and lightning-gifted fire.

James Everington – Scattershot Writing: Strange Stories # Smoke Ghost by Fritz Leiber

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Bernard rated it really liked it Aug 03, The Hill and the Hole was creepy. Guost continues like this: All Wran can see is varieties of pain, anger and worry, a composite face; individuality, however crudely expressed, has been lost. The kind that would haunt coal yards and slip around at night through deserted office buildings like this one.

The quotation which I started this piece with comes from right at the start of the story, as if to let the unsuspecting Forties reader know that things had changed.

Indeed, it is Wran who commits the solecism of unconsciously uttering a muffled cry when he is startled by something beyond the carriage window: Fine stories all, and in some of their period detail you could perhaps date those stories after Leiber’s.


Fritz Leiber Collected In: Want to Read saving…. Nathaniel Hawthorne An Unerring Imagination. Feb 05, Quirkyreader rated it it was amazing.

His prose always comes across as a 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. Here he can work a fear into the reader like no other, and Leiber never wastes a word in the particular magic, dark or otherwise, that he unerringly creates. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Trivia About Smoke Ghost.

Thursday, 10 May Strange Stories James and maybe Lovecraft too, a reaction against the ghost as a haunter of libraries, cloisters and college rooms. Lytle Sean rated it really liked it Apr 06, 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 survivalism.

Again, in his final encounter with the spirit of the city, embodied in Miss Millick, herself representative of so many city workers, one has the sense that Wran is caught somewhere between scientific modernity and something older, buried deep in the human imagination, that been carried into the city and is now seeking to find a way to express itself with the tools at hand.

Jason rated it liked it Dec 22, Catesby’s terror is no less when he understands the nature of the smoke ghost, and neither is our uneasiness. Martin rated it it was amazing Sep 10, Roby rated it it was ok May 25,