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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. L 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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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. L 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.

30 review for Bread Overhead by Fritz Leiber, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jeff Rudisel

    Old-Timey SF.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Scott Harris

    This is a simply comical short story, featuring an almost implausible obsession with "light bread". Compared however to the equally implausible trends we live through every day in our culture, it is not as absurd as we might like to think. Leiber's comic tone also softens the absurdity.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Janelle

    A short fiction story about bread. Totally weird, but fun.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Akrabar

    available at https://librivox.org/short-science-fi... available at https://librivox.org/short-science-fi...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Walter Schutjens

    what would you do when bread takes to the sky in flocks of millions, terrorising cities? Now what if is this was all planned by an evil robot uprising, taking advantage of our consumerist tendencies to destabilize our society?! that is why i love reading old sci-fi stories

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jeremy Laroche

    A sci-fi short story about a society obsessed with bread. Alright.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Angie Thompson

    DNF for profanity about halfway in

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kurt Grossman

    Hilarious!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Andrewcharles420

    This was a silly story about America's never ending quest for whiter, fluffier bread. A company experiments with CO2, helium, and then hydrogen aerated breads to much fanfare. A quick, easy read. I liked that there were robot workers at every level of employment. This must have been published in a 50s or 60s scifi magazine or short story collection, but I found it alone as a free download on Amazon.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Chris Aldridge

    Part of LibriVox Short Science Fiction Collection 001 and 002. Extremely funny. Noted as 90% in my notes app “SF books Scratch monkey 80%”. About a marketing error in a bread company that leads to unexpectedly hilarious outcomes.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    Despite being surprised to find a story I hadn't read by Leiber, I had to read this because of how weird the title was. A story about flying bread - don't mind if I do. Absurd, surreal and still good because of Leiber's great style.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jason Markow

    I listened to this book here http://librivox.org/short-science-fic... for free! A nice, quick, humorous read. I listened to this book here http://librivox.org/short-science-fic... for free! A nice, quick, humorous read.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Dee

    I really didn't get the point of this story. Really. What the heck...

  14. 5 out of 5

    Carl Palmateer

    Fun little story, seems to be a short story from one of the early SciFi magazines rather than a true book.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Liz Brau

    Cute short story with a fun twist at the end!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Alicia

    Very amusing.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Marts (Thinker)

    Well, well, well, a sci-fi tale about flying bread!

  18. 4 out of 5

    places

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jenn

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jayme

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jerimy Stoll

  22. 4 out of 5

    Dave Roberts

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dustin

  24. 4 out of 5

    Lee Easter

  25. 4 out of 5

    David

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kenneth Blomqvist

  27. 5 out of 5

    Raindog

  28. 4 out of 5

    Steven

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Ehler

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