The Silver Eel – one-shot Lankhmar fanzine

silvereelItem Name and Description: The Silver Eel was a one-shot fanzine devoted to Fritz Leiber and Harry Otto Fischer’s Lankhmar stories. It was published by Robert Barger in 1978. It contains an interview with Leiber, essays by Karl Edward Wagner, Ken St. Andre, Fischer, and others, and artwork by people such as Tim Kirk, Gene Day, and Liz Danforth. (The cover is by Kirk and depicts Leiber as Fafhrd and Fischer as the Grey Mouser.)

For reasons not convenient to explain I have 11 extra copies of this. You may bid on one or more copies as you prefer – please specify how many. You do not need to outbid anyone unless and until all 11 copies have been bid on – I will post here in the unlikely event this occurs.

None of these copies have been read and all are in fine shape, though some have a little yellowing of page edges and such.

Starting Bid: 20.00

Shipping: United States for free, outside the US for an additional donation which could be steep (please ask first)

Bidding opens on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It will close on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).


  1. $20; I’m in Canada, will cover whatever shipping is.

    [Note from Kate: this is a bid on copy #1 of 11.]

  2. $20 for one copy: will also pay shipping if someone tells me how much

    [Note from Kate: this is a bid on copy #2 of 11.]

  3. The extra cost for shipping to Canada would be $13. For the cost elsewhere, let me know which country.

  4. Yeah, that’s no problem at all to get my hands on this!

  5. How much is shipping to Australia?

  6. Australia would be an extra $20.

  7. $21

    [Note from Kate: this is a bid on copy #3 of 11, and is deemed to be for $20.]

  8. No need to bid more than $20 until all 11 copies have been bid on.

  9. (To help manage the bids on this, I’m going back and editing the comments with the number of the bidder, so we can all keep track until we get to 11.)

  10. $20 for #4 of 11

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