Tag Archives: Fritz Leiber

Frisco Beat: On the Mean Streets with Fritz and Sam

Don’t think that during my deep hibernation of Xmas/The Onset of Winter I did nothing at all, even if  doing nothing was the prevailing theme. I remembered that I never polished off the Sherlock Holmes stories decades ago, stopping after the … Continue reading

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Tour: Sunday June 12

For this month you’ll find a walk offered on Sunday June 12, where anyone can show up with $20 and join in. No appointment needed, but comfortable shoes come in handy. Noon start at the “L” sculpture. Followed by some … Continue reading

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Smackdown: The Morgman vs. Noah Ward!

In case someone is interested, how about a look-see at the cover of the new eBook from Morgan Holmes before he got a Hugo nomination? Still a great graphic — the trick is to make the eBook covers pop when … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Fritz Cracks Jeopardy!

As I was just reporting, Jeopardy! didn’t have any Hammett clews in March — but they snuck in another Up and Down These Mean Streets favorite that was much more of a surprise. March 31, snowballing toward Final Jeopardy, with a … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Stretched in Space

Couldn’t help but think of Fritz Leiber when I noticed the article about astronaut Scott Kelly growing two inches taller after not quite a year in space. Instantly conjured up Fritz’s 1968 novel A Spectre is Haunting Texas, whose protagonist … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Some John Hancockery from Brackett and Hamilton

To give him a different sort of wrap for his multi-part series on the Centennial of Leigh Brackett, I sent Morgan “The Morgman” Holmes some images from a copy of the program book for the 1964 World Science Fiction Convention — … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: The Life of Donald Sidney-Fryer

Mere months after putting the wraps to Hobgoblin Apollo, Donald Sidney-Fryer has placed his autobio with Hippocampus Press and they’re offering it at half-off — I think that is the presale price.  The sample cover is an early draft version, … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Xmas Noir

Got a note from the Jersey Noir photog Mark Krajnak — he appreciated my comparison of his cover for the new Race Williams omnibus to Alan Ladd, somehow summoning that sort of evocative iconography. That’s what happens with art, if you … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: The Eldritch Altar of a Haefele Heretic!

Hey-hey. Friday the 13th! What eldritch and unspeakable image or subject would be an apt fit for today, I wonder, I wonder. . . ? How about the pic above by Michael Moses, who added some Lovecraft idols to a … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Biography Month Once More on These Mean Streets

What ho, it is Biography Month once again on Up and Down These Mean Streets — last time I did one was July 2012. The new bio of Jim Tully was a big excuse that time, and no doubt the … Continue reading

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