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I’ve read my fair share of old science fiction. (By old here, I generally mean things written before 1980.) I acknowledge this line is relatively arbitrary, but so am I. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Wombat the Bookworm
This is one of those books I discovered through Sci Fi book-of-the-month club, and I have to say I was non-plussed. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michael Mueller
Fritz Leiber is known for Fantasy, both Swords and Sorcery and Urban Fantasy (a genre he practically invented), but The Wanderer is a mixture of disaster/apocalypse and first... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Michael Dea
A new planet appears in Earth orbit, and turns out to be a spaceship from a mature Type III (almost a "Type IV") civilization. Read morePublished on June 13, 2013 by email@example.com
What a letdown. Seriously. The little Penguin Books penguin on the spine of this book should be covered with a black tape.
And I like Fritz Leiber. Read more
Fritz Leiber's notion of a planet-sized visitor (the "Wanderer") to the Earth had huge potential but falls flat. Read morePublished on August 31, 2010 by zdevil
This is a great..no, a FANTASTIC story, with a deep philosophical issue behind its cosmic disaster theme: the conflict between any society's quest for perfection, and the... Read morePublished on July 27, 2010 by Ulf Claesson
I guess I am not a fan of Fritz Leiber's writing. I first tried reading "The Big Time", but could not finish it (only made it a third of the way through the book). Read morePublished on March 16, 2010 by Neil Kiser
Always a master of the language, Leiber, author of the "Grey Mouser" stories, won a Hugo for this quintessential disaster novel when it first appeared in 1964. Read morePublished on September 8, 2008 by Michael K. Smith