Our Lady of Darkness

Fritz Leiber


Leiber has often written of the Dark Lady, and the culmination of this work is this superb novel, originally published in 1977. In the concept of paramentals, Leiber makes his definitive statement on alienation within the urban environment and the capacity of concrete, steel, and glass to suck up miseries and spew forth monsters. This edition includes a dozen black & white illustrations by British artist John Stewart.
      This edition has a fine introduction by Michael Shea. Also appearing for the first time in hardcover, and the first time in an English language edition, is the full suite of magnificent artwork by British artist John Stewart. These illustrations were previously only available in an obscure and hard-to-find German paperback.
      Each numbered copy signed by Michael Shea. The edition is limited to 300 copies for sale. Sample page spreads appear below.

edition information

  • Limited to 150 copies, each signed by Michael Shea.
  • Four bonus essays by Fritz Leiber.
  • Printed cloth front cover.
  • Illustrated, duotone endpapers.
  • Top-edge stain.
  • Head and tail bands, ribbon marker, clear Mylar dustjacket.
  • Original book price: $75.
  • Published September 2011.
  • ISBN 978-1-933618-86-9.