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Leiber, Fritz. Fritz Leiber's speech for Seacon '79 - Page 12, front. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 19, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1984_003/item/1601/show/1585.

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Leiber, Fritz. Fritz Leiber's speech for Seacon '79 - Page 12, 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/1585

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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
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Science fiction conventions
  • Science fiction
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Speeches, addresses, etc
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  • Leiber, Fritz
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  • Seacon
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Original Item Location ID 1984-003, Box 57, Folder 30
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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
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Transcript 12 But the finest piece of cover* art Fred let me write a story around was one he never showed me. At a Galaxy office party Fred sidled up to me, freshened my drink, and said, "Fritz, I've got a cover floating around I think would interest you. I can't lay my hands on it i right now — it was intended for a novel that didn't work out. Against a background of black night and stars, there* s this big clock with its hands at midnight. Beside it stands a beautiful woman in black evening dress looking toward infinity. It keeps reminding me of your novel, The Big Time. I wonder...." My imagination was fired. It took me no more than a week to write the novelette that became "No Great Magic." But when it came out in Galaxy, I looked in vain for my beautiful-woman-midnight-clock cover. Instead there was a rather repulsive, in fact downright disgusting picture of a scarlet-skinned, bug-eyed monster (he had four bug eyes) who seemed to be splitting in two beginning ^ tyj^- JdUn "^ * ?) at the nose, illustrating something by Jack Vance in the same issue. Thinking it over later, I realized that almost certainly Fred had Improvised the picture of the beautiful clock woman on the spur of the moment as bait for an unwary writer. That's why I call him the cleverest editor.