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Bread Overhead

(2009)
A Novella by

 
 
"Bread Overhead" is a story Fritz Leiber could have written to send up today's bewildering bread aisle -- all those claims of low-cal and low-low-carb. In fact, the story probably reads better now than it did in 1958, back when the choice came down to white or whole wheat. Leiber slyly imagines a near-future when giant machines not only harvest the wheat field, but grind flour and bake bread on the spot -- the ultimate in big farming. In this toasted tomorrow, the highly-mechanized Puffy Products is bent on producing the supremely lightest loaf. The story is what happens if bread isn't just airy, but pumped full of lighter-than-air helium. Leiber (Ships to the Stars) didn't often bake up such a souffle of spoof, but he's a master in the kitchen. And "Bread Overhead" has just enough to say about human nature to be filling, besides.

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Used availability for Fritz Leiber's Bread Overhead

Hardback Editions

June 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bread Overhead
Author(s): Fritz Leiber
ISBN: 1-4638-9801-0 / 978-1-4638-9801-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aegypan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bread Overhead
Author(s): Leiber Fritz
ISBN: 1-318-87521-8 / 978-1-318-87521-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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May 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Bread Overhead
Author(s): Fritz Reuter Leiber Jr
ISBN: 1-5333-7398-1 / 978-1-5333-7398-4
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bread Overhead
Author(s): Fritz Leiber
ISBN: 1-60664-284-7 / 978-1-60664-284-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aegypan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bread Overhead
Author(s): Fritz Leiber
Publisher: Spoken Realms
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Bread Overhead
Author(s): Fritz Leiber
Publisher: Chasma Press
Availability: Amazon   


March 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Bread Overhead
Author(s): Fritz Leiber
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon