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The Big Time

The Big Time by Fritz Leiber
By: (1910-1992)

A classic locked room mystery, in a not-so-classic setting. (Intro by Karen Savage)

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[Illustration]

By FRITZ LEIBER

THE BIG TIME

You can't know there's a war on for the Snakes coil and Spiders weave to keep you from knowing it's being fought over your live and dead body!

Illustrated by FINLAY

CHAPTER 1

When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

When the hurlyburly's done. When the battle's lost and won.

Macbeth

ENTER THREE HUSSARS

My name is Greta Forzane. Twenty nine and a party girl would describe me. I was born in Chicago, of Scandinavian parents, but now I operate chiefly outside space and time not in Heaven or Hell, if there are such places, but not in the cosmos or universe you know either.

I am not as romantically entrancing as the immortal film star who also bears my first name, but I have a rough and ready charm of my own. I need it, for my job is to nurse back to health and kid back to sanity Soldiers badly roughed up in the biggest war going. This war is the Change War, a war of time travelers in fact, our private name for being in this war is being on the Big Time... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - March 18, 2014
Subject: Big Time
Pay close attention, the story is involved and although Karen reads beautifully it is fast.


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