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Essays

  • King Lear (1934)
  • The Works of H.P. Lovecraft: Suggestions for a Critical Appraisal (1944)
  • Some Random Thoughts About Lovecraft's Writings (1945)
  • Leiber on Onderdonk (1945)
  • Letter (The Acolyte, Fall 1945) (1945)
  • Foreword (Night's Black Agents) (1947)
  • Fantasy on the March (1948) aka A Defense of Werewolves (1948)
  • Debunking the I Machine (1949)
  • A Contrasting Duo (1949)
  • From the Fan Presses (1949)
  • Should Population Be Controlled? Yes (1951)
  • Hottest and Coldest Molecules (1952)
  • Icon of the Imagination (1954)
  • Snaring the Human Mind (1954)
  • My Correspondence with Lovecraft (1958)
  • John Carter: Sword of Theosophy (1959)
  • Weird World of the Knight (1960)
  • Foreword (The Mind Spider and Other Stories) (1961)
  • Howard's Style (1961) aka Robert E. Howard's Style (1961)
  • The Mighty Tides (1961)
  • Lovecraft: A Symposium (1963) with Leland Sapiro and Arthur J. Cox
  • Through Hyperspace with Brown Jenkin (1963) aka Through Hyperspace with Brown Jenkin: Lovecraft's Contribution to Speculative Fiction (1966)
  • Guest Editorial: Monsters & Monster-Lovers (1965)
  • Letter (Zenith Speculation, October 1965) (1965)
  • Controlled Anachronism (1966)
  • Titivated Romance (1966)
  • The Anima Archetype in Science Fiction (1967)
  • Introduction (A Glass of Stars) (1968)
  • Author's Foreword (The Swords of Lankhmar) (1968)
  • Author's Note (The Swords of Lankhmar) (1968)
  • Comments on Myths My Great-Granddaughter Taught Me (1968)
  • Letter (Speculation 21) (1969)
  • Awareness of Mortality (1969)
  • Fantasy Books (Fantastic, February 1970) (1970) with Alexander Temple
  • Fantasy: Many Mansions and Hovels (1971)
  • Author's Introduction (Swords Against Death) (1973)
  • Author's Foreword (Swords and Deviltry) (1973)
  • Introduction (Swords and Deviltry) (1973)
  • Author's New Introduction (Swords Against Death) (1973)
  • Author's Foreword (Swords Against Death) (1973)
  • J. R. R. Tolkien [appreciation] (1973)
  • Author's Introduction (Swords Against Wizardry) (1973)
  • Author's Introduction (Swords and Deviltry) (1973)
  • Those Wild Alien Words: I (1974)
  • Afterword (The Best of Fritz Leiber) (1974)
  • Foreword (The Book of Fritz Leiber) (1974)
  • Introduction (The Best of Fritz Leiber) (1974)
  • After Such Knowledge (1974)
  • Masters of Mace and Magic (1974)
  • Fantasy and SF Films (Media Review) (1974)
  • Ingmar Bergman: Fantasy Novelist (1974)
  • New Fantasy Films (Media Review) (1974)
  • The Cthulhu Mythos: Wondrous and Terrible (1975)
  • Those Wild Alien Words: II (1975)
  • Foreword (The Second Book of Fritz Leiber) (1975)
  • Introduction (The Worlds of Fritz Leiber) (1976)
  • Lovecraft in My Life (1976)
  • Fafhrd & The Mouser Say Their Say (1976)
  • Wonder and Terror (1976)
  • Time and Nth Dimension (1977)
  • Introduction to Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser (1977)
  • Author's Foreword (Lean Times in Lankhmar) (1977)
  • Author's Foreword (Swords in the Mist) (1977)
  • Introduction (Swords Against Wizardry) (1977)
  • Author's Foreword (Swords Against Wizardry) (1977)
  • Introduction: Birthpangs of Hyboria (1978)
  • Introduction (Bazaar of the Bizarre) (1978)
  • Letter #1 (Science Fiction Review #24) (1978)
  • Letter #2 (Science Fiction Review #24) (1978)
  • Afterword (Riding the Torch) (1978)
  • Introduction (The Childhood and Youth of the Gray Mouser) (1978)
  • Introduction: Wonder and Terror (1979)
  • “When Screwballs Meet…” (1979)
  • Fantasy Books (Locus #218) (1979)
  • About “The Automatic Pistol” (1979)
  • Enzenbacher's Eight Norse Gods (1979)
  • The Change War Series (1980)
  • Author's Afterword (The Sinful Ones) (1980
  • Afterword (The Sinful Ones) (1980)
  • Rooftop Astronomy or A Writer's Dark Side (1981)
  • Author's Foreword (Swords and Ice Magic) (1981)
  • Fantasy Books: More Notes After Reading Danse Macabre (1981)
  • The Orycon 80 Convention Four-Way Telephone Conversation (1981) with Arthur C. Clarke and Harlan Ellison and Mark Wells
  • By Another Hand . . . (Locus #248) (1981)
  • Letter (Science Fiction Review #41) (1981)
  • Introduction (The Big Time) (1982)
  • Horror Hits a High (1982)
  • The Mystery of the Japanese Clock (1982)
  • Why is the Horror Genre Frowned Upon by the Literary Establishment? (1982)
  • The Glory of Tros (1983)
  • My Life and Writings, Part 4: Midlife Crossroads (1983)
  • Obituary: James Wade (1983)
  • Howard's Fantasy (1984)
  • My Life & Writings, Part 5: A Living from Writing? Sober on the Coast! (1984)
  • Author's Introduction (The Ghost Light) (1984)
  • Not Much Disorder and Not So Early Sex: An Autobiographic Essay (1984)
  • My Life & Writings, Part 6: Ups & Downs; Return to Alcohol (1984)
  • My Life & Writings, Part 7: Business, Bereavement, Flight (1984)
  • My Life & Writings, Part 8 - Conclusion: San Francisco: New Beginnings (1984)
  • The Changing Face of Horror (1984)
  • Letter (Fantasy Review, December 1984) (1984)
  • The Profession of SF: Mysterious Islands (1984)
  • Letter (Fantasy Review, March 1985) (1985)
  • Obituary: Harry Otto Fischer (1986)
  • Mise au Point (Epées et Sorciers) (1986)
  • Author's Note (Black Corridor) (1988)
  • Author's Introduction (Swords and Deviltry (1989)
  • Response to “The New Generation Gap” (1989)
  • Author's Foreword (?) (1990)
  • Review of “The Knight, Death, and the Devil” by Ella Leffland (1990)
  • My Life and Writings (1990)
  • Review of “The Magic Lantern: An Autobiography” by Ingmar Bergman (1991)
  • Obituary: Martha McElroy Fischer (1991)
  • The Grail Legend: An Introduction (Grails: Quests, Visitations and Other Occurrences) (1992)
  • H. P. Lovecraft Meets Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser (1992)
  • The Grail Legend: An Afterword (Grails: Quests of the Dawn) (1992)
  • Introduction (Gummitch and Friends) (1992)
  • Fritz Leiber: Selected Letters to Franklin MacKnight, 1945-1951 (Part 1) (1998)
  • Fritz Leiber: Selected Letters to Franklin MacKnight, 1945-1951 (Part 2) (1998)
  • Introduction (Lankhmar: Tales of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser) (2000)