History Creator / FritzLeiber

30th Aug '17 9:31:31 PM PaulA
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* AdvertOverloadedFuture: The setting of "The Last Letter", where citizens are confronted with billboards, radio jingles, mail, and even phone calls which feature nothing but advertisements.



* ArmyOfTheAges: The premise of the Change War stories.

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* ArmyOfTheAges: The premise of the Change War stories.stories, but the stories are all told by grunts who have no understanding of the big picture.



* FishbowlHelmet: In ''A Pail of Air'', a lot of survival equipment had to be made out of whatever was available. The EVA suits' headpieces used to be "big double-duty transparent food cans".



* HiddenInPlainSight: In ''The Big Time'', a piece of equipment, the "Major Maintainer", seemingly vanishes from the extra-temporal Place. The characters know that it couldn't have been removed from the room, since it is the very machine whose presence maintains the Place's continued existence, but it's nowhere to be found even after they ransack the entire room. It turns out that [[spoiler:one of the characters had turned it inside-out, using one of the medical machines, and hid the resulting unrecognizable object among a gallery of equally abstract-looking alien art pieces.]]



* HotWitch: Tansy Saylor, in ''Literature/ConjureWife''.



* LockedRoomMystery: A non-murder example in ''The Big Time''; it is referred to practically by name, as chapter 9 is titled "A Locked Room" and includes a quote from the detective story ''Literature/ThePurloinedLetter''. Part of the story involves the disappearance of a device which maintains the life support within an inescapable hyperdimensional location; it must be inside, seeing as everyone are still alive and there was no possible way to remove it from the area, yet it's nowhere to be found, even when the place is searched top to bottom.



* NaziProtagonist: ''The Big Time'' has a sympathetic Nazi, though in a completely alien context. (It takes place in a background of TimeTravel and changed timelines, in a recreation station between dimensions.)



* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: ''The Big Time'' contains a sustained example (it begins "Woe to Spider! Woe to Cretan! Heavy is the news I bring you. Bear it bravely, like strong women."). The occasional swoops from one sort of vocabulary to another ("But I didn't die there, kiddos") are found to be funny by some readers, but in full context they fit the character and her background too exactly.



* RobotNames: ''The Silver Eggheads'' has multiple examples.

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* RichardNixonTheUsedCarSalesman: In the short story "Catch that Zeppelin!", Fritz Leiber writes of a person jumping sideways-and-backwards from 1973 to 1937, replete with Zeppelins, electric cars, a successful Reconstruction, and -- most crucially -- a completely defeated Germany at the end of 1918. It is revealed that the alternate-1937 perspective is from [[spoiler:a very different Adolf Hitler]].
* RoboRomance: In ''The Silver Eggheads'', sentient robots can have sex with one another (it includes connecting wires), and have their own complex sexual culture, complete with romance novels and fanservice.
* RoboticReveal: In ''The Silver Eggheads'', this trope is ridiculed by the robot writer Zane Gort, who writes books for robots (and is not averse to use an UnRoboticReveal himself):
-->'''Zane Gort:''' You know, it's funny how humans are forever ending stories or episodes with the discovery that the beautiful woman is a robot. Just at the point where it starts to get interesting. And ending it bang without one word of description as to the robot's shape, color, decor, pincher-style and so on, or even telling you whether it's a robot or a robix.[[note]]female robot[[/note]]
* RobotNames: ''The Silver Eggheads'' has multiple examples.examples, such as the robot writer Zane Gort (whose name combines homages to the human writer Creator/ZaneGray and to Gort, the robot in ''Film/{{The Day the Earth Stood Still|1951}}'').
* {{Sexbot}}: In ''The Silver Eggheads'', one of the characters rents a "femiquin," a sex-toy robot that passes as human, if not particularly bright. The setting includes truly sapient robots who don't look at all human; one of them explains that, if you crammed all the circuitry needed for intelligence into the same chassis as all the, er, plumbing necessary for a realistically human sexbot, the resultant device would be gigantic.
* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic: ''Conjure Wife'' explores this trope, as a college professor discovers that witchcraft is an open secret among women (including his wife) and ends up analyzing magic himself.


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* UnroboticReveal: In ''The Silver Eggheads'', robotic writer Zane Gort, who writes books for robots, considers this trope unsatisfying, but once used it anyway.
-->'''Zane Gort:''' Come to think of it, I once did end a Dr. Tungsten chapter just that way: Platinum Paula turns out to be an empty robot-shell with a human movie starlet inside at the controls. I knew my readers would feel so frustrated they'd want to get on to something else right away. So I cut to [[{{Fanservice}} Silver Vilya oiling herself]]. That always tickles them.
18th Jan '17 9:38:46 AM Omeganian
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* OurNudityIsDifferent: In "Coming Attraction", being topless is fine for a woman... so long as she wears a mask.
28th Jan '16 6:16:17 PM PaulA
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He was given a lifetime-achievement UsefulNotes/WorldFantasyAward in 1976, and was elected a [[DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master of Science Fiction]] in 1981.

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He was given a lifetime-achievement UsefulNotes/WorldFantasyAward in 1976, and was elected a [[DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward [[UsefulNotes/DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master of Science Fiction]] in 1981.
12th Jan '16 2:34:28 PM phoenix
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He was given a lifetime-achievement WorldFantasyAward in 1976, and was elected a [[DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master of Science Fiction]] in 1981.

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He was given a lifetime-achievement WorldFantasyAward UsefulNotes/WorldFantasyAward in 1976, and was elected a [[DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward Grand Master of Science Fiction]] in 1981.
7th Nov '14 4:59:04 PM Morandir
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Fritz Leiber (1910 - 1992) was an American writer of {{fantasy}}, {{horror}} and ScienceFiction, best known for his fantasy series ''Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser''.

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Fritz Leiber (1910 - 1992) was an American writer of {{fantasy}}, {{horror}} and ScienceFiction, best known for his fantasy series ''Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser''.
''Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser'', and for creating the term "Sword and Sorcery".
30th Apr '14 9:23:31 AM FuzzyBoots
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* HilariousInHindsight: Mitt Romney only wishes that he had the binder full of women that Dr. Slyker sports in short story, ''A Deskful of Girls''.
9th Mar '14 8:38:40 PM gfrequency
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** Definitely a subject of AuthorAppeal, as there's quite a lot of it. Cat women, fish women, ghost women -- there are a lot of different types of not-entirely-normal women in Leiber's work.
23rd May '13 7:11:42 AM morenohijazo
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* EndlessWinter: In the short story ''A Pail of Air'', the Earth is ripped away from the Sun by a passing black hole. As a result of losing the heat of the Sun the Earth has gotten so cold that the atmosphere has frozen.
25th Mar '13 10:49:18 PM Xtifr
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'''Fritz Leiber''' (1910 - 1992) was an American writer of {{fantasy}}, {{horror}} and ScienceFiction, best known for his fantasy series ''Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser''.

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'''Fritz Leiber''' Fritz Leiber (1910 - 1992) was an American writer of {{fantasy}}, {{horror}} and ScienceFiction, best known for his fantasy series ''Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser''.



* [[DangerousVisions "Gonna Roll The Bones"]]

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* [[DangerousVisions [[Literature/DangerousVisions "Gonna Roll The Bones"]]
14th Feb '13 12:01:05 PM Xtifr
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* FeudalFuture: In ''Gather, Darkness!'' a super-scientific elite run the world in the guise of a CorruptChurch sustained by high-tech miracles, and keep everyone else as uneducated peasants. They are opposed by an underground of witches using equally super-tech magic.
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