The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich


  • Title: The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich
  • Author: Fritz Leiber
  • Year: 1996
  • Type: Short Fiction


This Lovecraftian novella about time travel was lost for 50 years, and appeared in Omni Online in February 1996. George Kramer travels to Smithville to visit his two college roommates, where he finds that Daniel Kesserich has become the town's Mad Scientist, John Ellis' wife was recently poisoned in an orchard, and small red stones have a tendency to appear out of nowhere - marking a path from Kesserich's lab to the orchard.


  • 1998. The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich: A Study of the Mass-Insanity at Smithville Locus Poll, Best Novella (Nomination)



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