The Big Time

by Fritz Leiber


The Big Time (1958) is a short science fiction novel by American writer Fritz Leiber. Awarded the Hugo Award for Best Novelette during 1958, The Big Time was published originally in two parts in Galaxy Magazine's March and April 1958 issues, illustrated by Virgil Finlay. It was subsequently reprinted in book form several times. The Big Time is a story involving only a few characters, but with a vast, cosmic back story.
Algis Budrys praised The Big Time as evidence that Leiber was the only science fiction writer of his generation "who as a matter of course and conviction saw through the mores and circumstances which are now proving nonviable not only in commercial literature but in what we can call life as well", and a precursor to Roger Zelazny and Samuel R. Delany. In February 1968 he named the book the "Best Thing All Year". In 2012, it was selected for inclusion in the Library of America's two-volume compilation American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s.
Excerpted from The Big Time on Wikipedia.

person AuthorFritz Leiber
language CountryUnited States
api GenreScience fiction, WarTime travel
copyright CopyrightBased on transcriptions from Project Gutenberg.
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