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Leiber, Fritz. Fritz Leiber's speech for Seacon '79 - Page 4, front. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 10, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/1601/show/1569.

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Leiber, Fritz. Fritz Leiber's speech for Seacon '79 - Page 4, front. Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/1601/show/1569

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Title Fritz Leiber's speech for Seacon '79
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Leiber, Fritz
Description A speech presented by Fritz Leiber to Seacon '79.
Donor Leiber, Fritz; Leiber, Justin
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Science fiction conventions
  • Science fiction
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Speeches, addresses, etc
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Leiber, Fritz
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  • Seacon
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  • documents (object genre)
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1984-003, Box 57, Folder 30
ArchivesSpace URI /repositories/2/archival_objects/5302
Original Collection Fritz Leiber Papers
Digital Collection Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/1984_003
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Title Page 4, front
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Transcript I withdraw a flat bottle from my breast pocket and take a measured sip of brandy. I'm writing the book reviews to supplement my modest income as associate editor of the magazine Science Digest. (Reactionary publications that back big business are more ap to pay for their book reviews than liberal or left-wing ones. I've found.) But I'm also doing it in a way to salve my conscience, for I'm engaged in an escapade, or so I hope. I've left my wife and my young son at home. Last Friday afternoon I brought my small suitcase directly from Science Digest to the railway station. For the next couple of days I'll be on my own. The year's been a very busy one for me. After a couple of slow years following the war, which I spent at an aircraft plant to avoid military service, I've gotten back to writing stories again. Also, for the past eight months I've been publishing with meticulous regularity a rather small (some 8 to 12 single-spaced pages, circulation between 80 and 90 copies) self-mimeographed (my wife Jonquil out most of the stencils) magazine solemnly titled New Purposes. It contains stories, articles, essays, satires, and poetry by myself and a few choice friends (they help me collate pages, marching around a table) — stuff perhaps not good enough to sell (most editors want trash,don't they?) but certainly much too good to waste. New Purposes is for spaoeflight,