Conjure Wife [Fritz Leiber] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Professor Norman Saylor considered magic nothing more than superstition. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Fritz Leiber is considered one of science fiction’s legends. Author of a prodigious number of stories and novels, many of. Conjure Wife [Fritz Leiber, Victor Bevine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Professor Norman Saylor considered magic nothing more than.

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Then strange things start happening around Norman. Related Stories Fritz Leiber at The Big Time by Fritz Leiber Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber The Wanderer by Fritz Leiber Conjure WifeLeiber’s debut novel fromalso ranks among his most resilient works, leiberr a modern day witchcraft storyline that has been rediscovered in different formats by several generations of admirers.

Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber

In fact, over the course of Norman’s journey, he has come to believe in a sort of rational supernaturalism, a true mixture of these two seemingly separate wide and is thus a more realistic and sympathetic character.

Lord knows, I’d welcome the blackest of black magic, if it could do anything to stave off the atom bomb.

Since I was no stranger to Leiber coming into this novel, I think I had a better handle on some of the obsessions and ponderings that he returns to again and again in many of his stories, and leibed the supposed sexism that prevents some from wholeheartedly appreciating Conjure Wife didn’t really strike me as suc This is probably one of the earliest Leiber books I’ve got, and I must say that even in these comparatively young days Fritz really knew how to weave an engaging and masterfully told story.

Leiber, perhaps better known as an originator of the “sword and sorcery” genre with his Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series, brilliantly builds suspense and tension until the very last page of the novel. Lieber’s story of witchcraft at a small university frifz exciting and claustrophobic, and the black magic believably wrought.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jul 02, George K. Reading it today I saw much more to its layers than merely a superficial Supernatural veneer-although there is of course much Supernatural in it.

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Conjure Wife – Fritz Leiber

The reason is quite simple, and some would say we’re talking about a minor technicality here, but there is a time in the story about halfway in where the protagonist receives bits, snippets, of information from his wife, via mail He is unconventional and disliked by the college’s conservative intelligentsia, but has still somehow managed to climb to the top: He’s forced to weigh whether magic really exists, or the events of the story are complex and unconscious psychological constructs.

Saylor is supremely rational and always tries to find a logical explanation for even the most bizarre situations and actions. Start reading Conjure Wife on your Kindle in under a minute. I liked how things turned around and it was clear how much he did care for his wife. Sadly, as I continued to read I somehow lost my way and found it difficult to maintain my enthusiasm to turn the pages.

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They hinted at unimaginable vistas.

Finally, with feitz wife’s help who actually would have been MUCH better off without his meddling in the first place he is able to right what was wrong and get everything back the way it was before he intervened. He retreats into depression and alcohol and lashes out in frustration at those around him.

Quando sa fare squadra. All right, so yes, the premise is indeed that all the women associated with the college faculty are practising witches, and, by extension, that all women, everywhere, have something of the witch about them, even if they don’t necessarily know it themselves or aren’t aware that the rituals and routines they engage in are a form of magic. To account for them, Poe had fancifully conceived an ‘Imp of the Perverse,’ and psychoanalysts had laboriously hypothesized a ‘death wish.


The problem is, of course, he finds the whole idea ridiculous.

Conjure Wife

Well, good triumphs over evil and at the end Ftitz asks him if he has changed his mindset or if he is already rationalizing the whole chain of events into a scientific explanation.

Per bocca di Tansy Saylor, la moglie del protagonista: Write a customer review. Finally, with his wife’s help who actually would wifd been MUCH better off without his meddling in the first place he is able to right what was wrong and get everything back the way it was before he intervened.

Mar 22, Cats of Ulthar rated it really liked it Shelves: One day, feeling good and taking a moment to reflect on his life, Norman Saylor, a professor of sociology at Hempnell College, begins to ponder his successes, one of which he considers his wife, Tansy. United Artists has secured the rights to a fourth version, which is moving ahead under the direction of Billy Ray.

Lion Books – Now, what with the protections ceasin When Norman Saylor discovers that his wife Tansy has been dabbling in witchcraft he demands that she cease all witchy activity and then demands that she remove all of her protective spells placed upon their home.