on May 11th, 2014 at 02:58 pm
Amen to all this :)
I'm curious about one point, though... regarding Fritz Leiber.
But even with Leiber, who wrote strong female characters with agendas and agency...
I suspect you have read way more of his stuff than me. But as an anecdata point, I could barely make it through Swords and Deviltry, where the female characters are entirely objects to be fridged to provide motivation for Fafhrd and Mouser.
Does it get better than that?