The Big Time

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Open Road Media, Apr 1, 2014 - Fiction - 126 pages
A war rages beyond space and time in this Hugo Award–winning “extraordinary tour de force” from the acclaimed Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy (A Reader’s Guide to Science Fiction).

Fritz Leiber (1910–1992) may be best known as a fantasy writer, but he published widely and successfully in the horror and science fiction fields. One of his major SF creations is the Change War, a series of stories and short novels about rival time-traveling forces locked in a bitter, ages-long struggle for control of the human universe where battles alter history and then change it again until there is no certainty about what might once have happened. The most notable work of the series is the Hugo Award–winning novel The Big Time, in which doctors, entertainers, and wounded soldiers find themselves treacherously trapped with an activated atomic bomb inside the Place, a room existing outside of space-time. Leiber creates a tense, claustrophobic SF mystery, and a brilliant, unique locked-room whodunit.

In addition to the Hugo, Nebula, Derleth, Lovecraft, and World Fantasy Awards, Fritz Leiber received the Grand Master of Fantasy (Gandalf) Award, the Life Achievement Lovecraft Award, and the Grand Master Nebula Award.
 

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User Review  - sdramsey - LibraryThing

I love to read some SF classics every once in a while, and Leiber never disappoints. While the style and language definitely reflect the time in which it was written, I think this story holds up ... Read full review

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User Review  - ashleytylerjohn - LibraryThing

Kelsey Cretcher's review below pretty much nailed it, though I liked it only slightly better. Plot? Not interesting, barely there. Characters? Not interesting, barely there. Evocative atmosphere ... Read full review

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Fritz Leiber is considered one of science fiction’s legends. Author of a prodigious number of stories and novels, many of which were made into films, he is best known as creator of the classic Lankhmar fantasy series. Fritz Leiber has won awards too numerous to count, including the coveted Hugo and Nebula, and was honored as a lifetime Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. He died in 1992.

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