Welcome to Show #19!
The feature topic for this show is the 1970 fantasy novella, Ill Met in Lankhmar by Fritz Leiber. While chronologically it isn’t the first story featuring Fafhrd and Grey Mouser (that one was “Two Sought Adventure”, published in 1939), it is the first story where they team up and work together. This story also won the Nebula Award in 1970 and the Hugo Award in 1971 for Best Novella.
The Ninjas disagree about this tale.
But seriously, if you like these stories, find the White Wolf printings, if you can, simply because of the Mike Mignola covers and interior artwork. If you’ve never seen them, follow the first four Amazon links below… those are the covers to keep an eye out for. And now I’m beginning to wish I’d completed the set and picked up the fourth White Wolf volume, going by the prices I see out there for them.