The Big Time

Fritz Leiber
The Big Time Cover

The Big Time


Interesting setting, not much came of it.

This could have been a great book or story series. Leiber's concepts of Big Time and The Change War and many interesting characters with their different views remain mostly undeveloped. That he didn't get more from the long setup than a short mystery is just... a pity? wasteful?

One warning: Some character comments and attitudes were very jarring to me.

As a whole the book hasn't aged very well. I might recommend it for historical value but not for entertainment / story, and not to anyone who I didn't know very well.