Day Dark, Night Bright first published in 2002 by Midnight House as a Hardback

Another fine collection from Darkside Press / John Pelan, I remember faxing my copy of Femmequin 973 and the 64 Square madhouse to John to help…

Darkside Press; limited to 500 numbered copies

Midnight House is pleased to announce a landmark event for devotees of the best in science fiction: a new collection of stories by Fritz Leiber! Assembled here we have a selection of some of Fritz Leiber’s most renowned tales with a liberal dose of rarities that have been unavailable in any form for many years. Considered by many to be the greatest writer in the field of fantastic fiction, Fritz Leiber’s long and productive career spanned fifty years. This present collection assembles stories from sources ranging from the pulp magazines of the 1940’s to modern “slicks” like Esquire.

As a special treat, this book includes a “lost” novelette, “Night Passage”, which was recently discovered in the author’s papers at the University of Houston. Most of the stories gathered here are making their first appearance in book form or have been virtually unobtainable for many years. Fritz Leiber was the winner of every major award for science fiction, fantasy, and horror during his career.

While many of his novels remain in print, much of his great short fiction has been virtually unobtainable for decades. This is the first of several volumes intended to bring the best of Fritz Leiber’s science fiction short stories back into print.

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Contains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order)

All the Weed in the World

Bread Overhead

Bullet with His Name

Business of Killing

Day Dark Night Bright

Femmequin 973

Later Than You Think


Moon Duel

Night Passage



The 64-Square Madhouse

The Crystal Prison

The Man Who Was Married to Space and Time

The Mutant's Brother

The Reward


Time Fighter

To Make a Roman Holiday