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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Norman Saylor is an ethnology professor in a Hempnell – a rather small college campus in the early ‘s. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. James subjected to supernatural horrors at the turn of the 20th century. He found his mature voice early in the first of the sword-and-sorcery adventures featuring the large sensitive barbarian Fafhrd and the small street-smart-ish Gray Mouser; he returned to this series at various points in his career, using it sometimes for farce and sometimes for ftitz mood pieces–The Swords of Lankhmar is perhaps the best single volume of their adventures.

Super book, and really, anyone who loves older supernatural novels should read this — it’s still quite relevant, masterfully written, and just downright scary. Start reading Conjure Wife on your Kindle in under a minute. As pure story, however, it is wonderfully penned and plotted, cinjure as a result truly able to set something creeping along the spine. A ura by C arlos Fuentes Week I think that the use of the first person narrative voice was brilliant, even necessary for this novel to have the proper effect.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Almost immediately, terrible things start happening to Professor Saylor. Leiber’s novel is not lacking in dark comedy, but it plays out as a classic horror story.

Jul 02, George K. All right, so yes, the premise is indeed that all the women associated with the college faculty are practising witches, and, by extension, that all women, everywhere, have something of the witch about them, wire if they don’t necessarily know it themselves or aren’t aware that the rituals and routines they cojnure in are a form of magic.

The Atrocity Exhibition Ballard, J. Although pulp fiction maestros such as Leiber are supposed to be obsessed with plot and not philosophical resonances, this author may surprise readers by work by achieving both in a compact novel. Read it as a period piece wufe the s, and it’s a cracking good tale.

The stuff with the soul exchanging and so on is excellent, and inexplicably, didn’t even make it into the film. To view it, click here.

But to rescue Tansy, Norman will have to practice a little conjure magic himself. H arry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.

For a while you understand it, but when it goes on for as long as it does, it got a bit tedious. It somehow manages to come off as being more sexist than the book, simply because the women all really do feel like accessories to their husbands and their careers.

The Island of Dr. The problem is that the witchcraft is very real and so is the danger created by the sudden removal of all the spells that were protecting him for years.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. While I didn’t finish the challenge, I definitely read some very interesting books because of it, and got to a few authors I’d always meant to leiberr, including Leiber. Both Clair’s film and wofe sitcom are comedies, although of a very different order, and from what I have read about Smith’s novel it has darker undertones than its subsequent adaptations. Keep in mind that it was written inhowever, and it’s clear that Leiber is aiming to have a bit of satirical fun.

The ostensible main plot, where a journal found in a used bookstore sets the main character to wondering if a city can create its own new kind of magic, builds slowly at first, but his interactions with his neighbors, his excursions through the perfectly realized city, and the characters he meets there are all so engaging that I never felt bored. Did he make a mistake in getting rid of those keiber charms? Welcome to my year of magical reading.

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T he Golden Ass by A puleius Week 7: In Search of Wonder. Leiber’s capacity for endless self-reinvention and productive self-examination kept him, until his death, one of the most modern of leibrr sf generation. He believes that magic is just a product of superstition — in short he doesn’t believe in it. I rea Norman is married to Tansy. Our Lady of Darkness.

Conjure Wife – Fritz Leiber

Just a moment while we sign cojjure in to your Goodreads account. He’s playing with classic dichotomous ideas. English Choose a language for shopping. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

With no category for ‘modern fantasy’ inhorror would be the best place to put it. I think what he most feared was not wiff knowing his wife. But I couldn’t stay angry at him. He’s forced to weigh whether magic really exists, or the events of the story are complex and unconscious psychological constructs.