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Leiber, Fritz. Fritz Leiber's speech for Seacon '79 - Page 11, front. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 17, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/1601/show/1583.

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Leiber, Fritz. Fritz Leiber's speech for Seacon '79 - Page 11, 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/1583

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Title Fritz Leiber's speech for Seacon '79
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  • Leiber, Fritz
Description A speech presented by Fritz Leiber to Seacon '79.
Donor Leiber, Fritz; Leiber, Justin
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  • Science fiction
  • Fantasy fiction
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Transcript 11 fact reprint magazine, Science Digest. Fred encouraged to finish up somehow most of the half dozen or so story ideas and story sections I'd been working at for three years or so, and then he went on and sold them. Helpful to my pocketbook and very good for my ego. Later on, in the 1960's, when Fred was editor of Galaxy, Worlds of Tomorrow and If, he assigned me several pieces of cover art to write stories around. Later on we'll have a closer look at this strange practice, which is sometimes criticized. For now I'll just say that it's * not a bad way to get a sluggish writer going. Sometimes this happens because the picture is so outrageous — so foreign to the writer's normal Imagination — that it makes him want to abuse It and gives him cunningly nasty Ideas. During the same period Fred gave me three of my catchiest story titles. Here's how it happened. I was still mostly aiming my stories at John Campbell's Astounding, and I knew John favored shorter titles, Ideally one word. So I turned out "Grandmaster," "The Tickler," and "In the Dressing Room." Not very inspiring. What's more, it turned out that Campbell didn't want them. When Fred ultimately bought all three, he hunted through them for phrases and plucked out these titles which I'd had all along without knowing: "The 64-Square Madhouse," "The Creature from Cleveland Depths," and "No Great Magic." Correction: "No great magic" weren't my words, but Robert Graves', whose poetry I'd quoted in a chapter heading. m\A^OJ>3^^J^, jWa*, ^^ ^ ?W_. (b*X& c.