One of the remarkable things about Fritz Leiber is the ease with which he writes any kind of story. Science fiction, fantasy, weird: You name it and he's done them all. Just think of "Gather, Darkness", "Scylla's Daughter", and (in the old Unknown) ''Smoke Ghost", and you'll see what we mean. In that last story parlicularly Leiber helped to modernize the tale of terror, to take it out of haunted castles and moldering graveyards and put it into the dark, nightmarish streets of a modern city. ''I'm Looking for Jeff", written much later, belongs in this same category. After listening to Mike Vendetti perform it, see if ever again you can drop in at a bar like the Tomtoms without thinking of Bobby - who always took the second stool from the left though no one could see her, except old Pops the bartender, young Martin Bellows (who lived to regret it), and now you - who probably will never forget her.
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