"Play a round with me." Nikolai nearly bursts into a fit of laughter at Charlie's offer. "No offense, Fritz, but I don't do games like chess." "Don't do, or can't?" Charile counters. Both boys stare eachother down for a moment before Nikolai finally slides into the empty chair. "Come on, let's get this over with."
Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. (December 24, 1910 – September 5, 1992) was an American writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He was also a poet, actor in theater and films, playwright and chess expert.