An extra post, because there’s a photo I found yesterday online, and I think it would fit nicely this sword & sorcery-themed week.
Here’s the pic…
It’s from 1975.
Now, from left to right, you get…
Fritz Leiber Jr. – probably the greatest author of fantasy of the 20th century, bar none. Author of the Fafhrd & Gray Mouser series, which is required reading, and the man who coined the expression “sword & sorcery” in the first place.
Andrew J. Offutt – whose Conan pastiches delighted me even if they feature a most un-Conanish Conan, and a fine author in his own right.
Five legends, five authors and editors that shaped my reading tastes back when I was a teenager, captured in a single shot.