On Friday, the 25th. of February, 1977, Fritz Leiber was in the Los Angeles area preparing for a book-signing/autograph party the next afternoon at A Change of Hobbit SF Book Store in Westwood. As many of the authors of that time also did, he stopped in at radio station KPFK in North Hollywood to be interviewed, and to do a reading, on the Hour 25 Science Fiction Radio Program, hosted by Mike Hodel, and his co-host Mitchell Harding.
The interview has been covered in the previous post, but I was also lucky enough to catch the reading, and to tape it also; and the audio tapes have survived over 33 years in storage to become the digital audio file you are about to enjoy.
NOTE: If you do a normal click on the MP3 file link in this post, WordPress will play it for you.
If you’d like to download and save the file for yourself, and you are using a PC, right-click, to bring up the right-click menu and use the “Save Link As” function to save the MP3 file to your hard drive.
If you’d like to download and save the file for yourself, and you are using a Mac, I believe that would be ctrl + Click to bring up the right click menu, and use the “Download Linked File” function to save the MP3 file to your hard drive. I don’t own a Mac so please correct me if I am wrong!
There are many (248!) Fritz Leiber related images in the newly opened Fritz Leiber CthulhuWho1 Flickr Collection (including a couple A Change of Hobbit photos on 26-February-1977 when Fritz was there) at:http://www.flickr.com/photos/cthulhuwho1/sets/72157625066410282/
Follow on to the next post, and you’ll be able to spend about an hour with Fritz Leiber at Fantasy Faire 7 in Pasadena in 1977…