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The Secret Songs

First published in 1964 by Ballantine as a Paperback

Contains a very wide range of stories, covering all the periods of his writing . Although duplicated heavily in The Best of Fritz Leiber, the inclusion of such stories as The Girl with Hungry Eyes, Smoke Ghost and The Secret Songs make it an excellent collection. Available in the UK only.

“SF and Fantasy stories of considerable variety and idiosyncrasy, many of them reprinted from earlier Leiber collections. As well as early standards like ‘The Smoke Ghost’, it include some interestingly unclassifiable tales from the 1960s such as ‘The Winter Flies’; and the title piece. ‘Every story in the book is finished with a craftsman’s care, and they are all thoroughly readable. M. John Harrison – New Worlds”.

Contains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order)

A Pail of Air

Coming Attraction


No Great Magic


Smoke Ghost

The Girl with the Hungry Eyes

The Man Who Made Friends with Electricity

The Moon Is Green

The Secret Songs

The Winter Flies

The Black Gondolier and Other Stories

First published in 2002 by Midnight House as a Hardback

Limited edition released by Midnight House, with a foreword by John Pelan. Also available as kindle / audiobook.

Note: The Inheritance is listed under it’s Weird Tales Name of The Phantom Slayer.

Review by Scott E Candey

Contains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order)

Black Has Its Charms

Dr. Adams' Garden of Evil

Game for Motel Room

In the X-Ray

Lie Still, Snow White

Mr. Bauer and the Atoms

Schizo Jimmie

Snow White

Spider Mansion

The Black Gondolier

The Casket-Demon

The Creature from Cleveland Depths

The Dead Man

The Dreams of Albert Moreland

The Man Who Made Friends with Electricity

The Phantom Slayer

The Repair People

The Secret Songs

The Thirteenth Step

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