Algis BudrysWhere is Leiber’s Pulitzer? Where is his National Book Award?
Harlan EllisonIf Fritz Leiber had not devoted his life and his life's work to . . . category fantasy . . . [we] well have been honoring a Nobel Laureate in Literature.
His lifetime achievement awards have designated him essentially, a Grand Master of all three speculative fiction genres, fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Tolkien and Leiber were the first two Grand Masters of fantasy, and Leiber was the first winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.