(#172803) THE BIG TIME. Fritz Leiber.

THE BIG TIME. Boston: Gregg Press, 1976. Octavo, cloth. First hardcover edition. Signed inscription by Leiber to "John" dated 26 February 1977 on the title page. Text offset from that of the 1961 Ace edition. "The so-called Snakes and Spiders are opposing factions in a time war, who recruit their troops from various periods of history. This story, which reads almost like a play, involves just one tiny piece of the action, but a vaster background is richly suggested." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 40. Winner of the 1958 Hugo award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-650. Survey of Science Fiction Literature, pp. 218-22. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#172803).

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"First printing, June 1976" on copyright page.