Saturday, June 13, 2009

An Appeal for Information

If one of my readers happens to own a copy of Fritz Leiber's Night's Black Agents (Arkham House, 1947), would you be so kind as to drop me an email at poleandrope [at] gmail [dotcom]? I have a question regarding the letter from Harry Otto Fischer that Leiber quotes in length in the foreword of that book. I know an appeal here is a longshot at best, but I never ceased to be surprised by the comraderie and depth of reference sources possessed by the OSR.

EDIT: Thank you very much everyone who contacted me with offers to help me out. Unfortunately, what I was looking for isn't found in Night's Black Agents. What I was searching for was the date of Harry Otto Fischer's letter to Fritz Leiber in which Fischer first mentions Fafhrd and Mouser. In the introduction to Swords and Deviltry, Leiber states that he replied to Fischer's letter on September 24, 1934, but I was hoping to discover the exact date of Fischer's correspondence, as that would be, as best as could be determined, the "birthday" of the Two. It seems, however, that Leiber doesn't provide a date for the letter in the foreward. Alas, another one of life's mysteries goes unsolved for now...

1 comment:

E.G.Palmer said...

I've got it, sent you an email