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Farewell to Lankhmar

(1988)
(The Knight and Knave of Swords)
(The seventh book in the Fafhrd and Gray Mouser series)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Ramsey Campbell, the highly regarded British horror author called him, "the greatest living writer of supernatural horror fiction". Drawing many of his own themes from Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, and H.P Lovecraft, master manipulator Franz Leiber is a worldwide legend within the Fantasy genre, actually coining the term "Sword and Sorcery" that would describe the sub-genre he would more than help create. While Lord of the Rings took the world by storm, Leiber's fantastic but thoroughly flawed anti-heroes, Fafhrd and Grey Mouser, adventured and stumbled deep within the caves of Inner Earth as well, albeit a different one. They wondered and wandered to the edges of the Outer Sea, across the Land of Nehwon and throughout every nook and cranny of gothic Lankhmar, Nehwon's grandest and most mystically corrupt city. Lankhmar, is Leiber's fully realized, vivid, incarnation of urban decay and civilization's corroding effect on the human psyche. Fafhrd and Mouse are not innocents; their world is no land of honor and righteousness. It is a world of human complexities and violent action, of discovery and mystery, of swords and sorcery. "Fritz Leiber's tales of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are virtually a genre unto themselves. Urbane, idiosyncratic, comic, erotic and human, spiked with believable action of a master fantasist!" William Gibson "After too long a wait, the master story teller of us all returns with a huge, anecdotal adventure in the magic-drenched lives of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Glowing imagination melds with gorgeous language to make this one of Leiber's very best...which is a better best than this poor world usually has to offer. Leiber's back: rejoice!" -Harlan Ellison "It's all Fritz Leiber's fault. If he weren't such a deadly fine fantasist I wouldn't be stopping everything to read his tales. And if he weren't such a master I wouldn't occasionally look out of the window and wish he'd interrupt my routine again, as he doesn't do it often enough. The Knight and Knave of Swords came into my life and took over an otherwise fully programmed afternoon. I stop everything when a new Fafhrd and Gray Mouser story comes into my hands." Roger Zelazny

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Hardback Editions

May 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Farewell to Lankhmar, Vol. 4 (Lankhmar Series)
Author(s): Fritz Leiber
ISBN: 1-56504-929-2 / 978-1-56504-929-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing
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April 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Knight and Knave of Swords
Author(s): Fritz Leiber
ISBN: 0-246-13578-6 / 978-0-246-13578-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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December 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Knight and Knave of Swords
Author(s): Fritz Leiber
ISBN: 0-688-08530-X / 978-0-688-08530-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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Paperback Editions

December 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lankhmar Volume 7: The Knight and Knave of Swords (The Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Saga of Fritz Leiber)
Author(s): Fritz Leiber
ISBN: 1-59582-075-2 / 978-1-59582-075-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
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February 2000 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Farewell To Lankhmar
Author(s): Fritz Leiber
ISBN: 1-85798-850-7 / 978-1-85798-850-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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February 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: 4: Farewell to Lankhmar (Lankhmar Series)
Author(s): Fritz Leiber
ISBN: 1-56504-897-0 / 978-1-56504-897-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing
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April 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Knight and Knave of Swords (The swords series)
Author(s): Fritz Leiber
ISBN: 0-586-20849-6 / 978-0-586-20849-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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April 1990 : UK Paperback

Title: The Knight and Knave of Swords
Author(s): Fritz Leiber
ISBN: 0-246-13638-3 / 978-0-246-13638-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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January 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Knight and Knave of Swords (Saga of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, Bk. 7)
Author(s): Fritz Leiber
ISBN: 0-441-45125-X / 978-0-441-45125-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Knight and Knave of Swords (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Book 7)
Author(s): Fritz Leiber
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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