Swords and Deviltry:  Book 1 of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser cover

Centipede Press

Swords and Deviltry:  Book 1 of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Fritz Leiber

Unsigned Limited Edition $75.00
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In the annals of heroic fantasy one epic tale stands head and shoulders above the rest, spanning sixty years in the telling, the saga of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser has captivated fans ever since Fritz Leiber’s first tale of the duo appeared in the August, 1939 issue of Unknown. Just in time for the seventy-eighth anniversary of the characters debut, Centipede Press is releasing the first of what will be the definitive eight-volume set comprising not only all of the stories by Fritz Leiber (and his friend Harry Fischer), but also the brilliant epilogue to the series, Swords Against the Shadowland by Robin Wayne Bailey.

These are archival editions, lavishly illustrated and featuring guest introductions from some of the top writers in the field. They plan on releasing both Swords and Deviltry and Swords Against Death this year

The story of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser is among the most enduring in modern fantasy.

Swords and Deviltry features five color interior illustrations, a full-color frontispiece, full color wraparound dustjacket, and custom illustrated endpapers. The introduction is by Michael Moorcock. The book includes all of the stories that make up Swords and Deviltry along with two archival essays by Harry O. Fischer, Fritz Leiber’s 1973 introduction, two “Gray Mouser” poems from The Acolyte, and an interview with Fritz Leiber from 1979. Yes, Centipede will be publishing the entire series of novels, each one with a load of extras. This is the ultimate edition of this legendary fantasy series. 

Unsigned Edition Specifications

  • Limited to 500 unsigned copies
  • Bound in full black cloth, blind stamping on front board.
  • Color illustrations hand-tipped into the book.
  • Introduction by Michael Moorcock.
  • Gorgeous dustjacket on Mohawk Superfine.
  • Head and tail bands, ribbon marker.



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