Sunday, September 22, 2013

Centipede is on the Fritz!

Good news from Jerad Walters of Centipede Press in today's email: they have the rights to produce illustrated hardcover of Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and Gray Mouser novels! Centipede makes high-quality books--the sort that the mass market seems to have forgotten about--so I'm quite enthused about this news.  Here's what Jerad wrote in the email I got this morning:

"A lot of requests have come in over the years regarding Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser by Fritz Leiber. Guess what? Hardcover rights are secure! Hooray! So the next question is now that I have it, what do you want to see? Right off the bat, it has to be individual books in a box set. Each book signed and numbered, there’s no way around that. An omnibus will be just too huge to hold. I was thinking 6" x 10" size, like my The Sheep Look Up — good size, not too large. And illustrations. Of course. The question is, who? Tim Kirk is the guy that springs to mind first for me. But what do you all think? People have strong opinions on this. I’d like to hear yours."

My first choice would be Bernie Wrightson, of course, followed by Frank Brunner, then Brom or Timothy Truman—but I know that Jerad will make a great choice, and I'm looking forward to the announcement of their release!

1 comment:

David Read said...

Stephen Fabian did some lovely drawings for the Whispers 'Fritz Leiber' book...