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The big time

By Fritz Leiber
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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's 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.

Table of Contents
  • THE BIG TIME
  • CHAPTER 1
    • ENTER THREE HUSSARS
  • CHAPTER 2
    • A RIGHT-HAND GLOVE
  • CHAPTER 3
    • NINE FOR A PARTY
  • CHAPTER 4
    • SOS FROM NOWHERE
  • CHAPTER 5
    • SID INSISTS ON GHOSTGIRLS
  • CHAPTER 6
    • CRETE CIRCA 1300 B.C.
  • CHAPTER 7
    • TIME TO THINK
  • CHAPTER 8
    • A PLACE TO STAND
  • CHAPTER 9
    • A LOCKED ROOM
  • CHAPTER 10
    • MOTIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES
  • CHAPTER 11
    • THE WESTERN FRONT, 1917
  • CHAPTER 12
    • A BIG OPPORTUNITY
  • CHAPTER 13
    • THE TIGER IS LOOSE
  • CHAPTER 14
    • "NOW WILL YOU TALK?"
  • CHAPTER 15
    • LORD SPIDER
  • CHAPTER 16
    • THE POSSIBILITY-BINDERS
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