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Swords Against Death by Fritz Leiber
"4.0 to 4.5 stars. These stories are a ton of fun. If you like the Dying Earth by Jack Vance and the Conan stories by Robert E. Howard, you will love these stories. Highly Recommended!! "
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Conan encounters ancient alien wonders during a heist to pilfer a powerful magician's most precious treasure.
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Fast paced orgy of sword & sorcery pulp.
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