Conjure Wife [Fritz Leiber] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Professor Norman Saylor considered magic nothing more than superstition. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Fritz Leiber is considered one of science fiction’s legends. Author of a prodigious number of stories and novels, many of. Conjure Wife [Fritz Leiber, Victor Bevine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Professor Norman Saylor considered magic nothing more than.

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Conjure Wife – Fritz Leiber

Very moody and atmospheric cover, great gothic overtones Related Stories Fritz Leiber at The Big Time by Fritz Leiber Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber The Wanderer by Fritz Leiber Conjure WifeLeiber’s debut novel fromalso ranks among his most resilient works, with a modern day witchcraft storyline that has been rediscovered in different formats by several generations of admirers. We don’t get the answer, but clearly we hope that Norman has learned a bit from his wife, who has shown a tremendous amount of patience with her stubborn and close-minded husband.

I think that there is some I read this out of the Dark Ladies: View all 4 comments. The way it holds up is remarkable: He retreats into depression and alcohol and lashes out in frustration at those around him. He is finally convinced that he has helped his wife Tansy mature and that this dabbling in primitive customs is behind them.

Per bocca di Tansy Saylor, la moglie del protagonista: Lovecraft have risen from the dungeon of pulp fiction hacks to be enshrined as important contributors to American fiction.


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Lion Books – First, the main character, Norman Saylor, was one of those characters that had me screaming at the book things like “what are you, an idiot” by the way he reacts to the plot revelations. Penned in fine prose and plotted to a perfect T, the novel is a horror of both the literary and gendered variety.

Norman teaches sociology at a small university, more specifically, his work centers on the frtz of primitive superstition and modern neurosis,” even coming up with a book about it. Cinjure may have overlooked something here I was often rather tired when I read the novel, since it was my night readingbut I never shook off this annoyance. This is probably one of the earliest Leiber books I’ve got, and I must say that even in these comparatively young days Fritz really knew how to weave an engaging and masterfully told story.

Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber. Get to Know Us. I admit I can’t stand when men treat women like their brains and mental capacities are limited.

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Leiber handles this story with skill, balancing the inherent drama of his plot with his characteristic touches of humor and irony. You can’t help but smirk when you read how he slants the action so that it always looks like he is the hero that saves the day.

Indeed, his tales seem perfectly suited for the new millennium, with their potential for adaptation to interactive media, their theme-ride pacing, and overriding concerns. Lord knows, I’d welcome the blackest of black magic, if it could do anything to stave off the atom bomb.

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P ractical Magic by A lice Hoffman Week The dark fantasy parts are pretty obvious—witchcraft, sorcery, the supernatural—but the feelings of lurking horror and dread give it the solid horror backbone which enables dark fantasy to work. The Crystal World Ballard, J.


The confrontation is carried out with spells and conjurations, and the tension is very well graded from a minor cut while shaving or a curiously mobile stone dragon to paralyzing possesion of mind and body.

View all 8 comments. I rea Norman is married to Tansy.

Tansy’s a great character: While Conjure Wife is iwfe labeled as horror, the recently released trade paperback edition from Orb is marketed as “the classic of urban fantasy” — maybe to latch on to the recent surge in popularity of that sub-genre? He felt their presence here and there in his brain, like pockets of poison, harmless as long as you left them encysted and did not prick them.

Imaginative and a This was an interesting and attention holding book, with a strange little “hook”. This novel, barely pages long, has a very high signal-to-noise ratio — an extremely enjoyable and fast read that will reveal more details upon re-reading.

Trivia About Conjure Wife. I liked how his feelings of mental superiority over her backfired when he leibeer that she was in fact the one who was right about what was leibwr going on, and how he had to rely on her knowledge of the situation.