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A Pail of Air

A Pail of Air was first published in 1964 by Ballantine as a Paperback

A Pail of Air contains his excellent satirical stories; The Beat Cluster, Pipe Dream, Bread Overhead, The Last Letter and Rum-Titty-Titty-Tum-Tah-Tee.  The stories seem to be culled from Galaxy magazine.  Nice cover art by Richard Powers.  A lot of these stories can be found in Deadly Moon which is still available.

A Pail of Air reviews & articles

A Pail of Air  review at Science Fiction Ruminations

Contains the following short stories


A Pail of Air

Bread Overhead

Coming Attraction

Nice Girl with Five Husbands

Pipe Dream

Rump-Titty-Titty-Tum-TAH-Tee

The 64-Square Madhouse

The Beat Cluster

The Foxholes of Mars

The Last Letter

Time Fighter


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The Worlds of Fritz Leiber

First published in 1976 by Ace as a Paperback

This is one of the best collections available. Compared to The Best of Fritz Leiber the stories are all a little more off centre, and probably give a fairer view of his work overall.

“A fine, fat gathering of sf anf fantasy stories by an old master (whose light has shone more clearly in the Fantasy category). It includes the Hugo and Nebula award winning tale ‘Catch That Zeppelin!. Pleasingly the book contains no overlaps with The Best of Fritz Leiber, published two years earlier. It is, in effect, a second ‘Best of…’ selection.”
The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction – David Pringle

Contains the following short stories (listed in alphabetical order)


237 Talking Statues Etc

Catch That Zeppelin!

Cyclops

Endfray of the Ofay

Far Reach to Cygnus

Friends and Enemies

Hatchery of Dreams

Last

Mysterious Doings in the Metropolitan Museum

Myths My Great-Granddaughter Taught Me

Nice Girl with Five Husbands

Night Passage

Our Saucer Vacation

Pipe Dream

The Bait

The Goggles of Dr. Dragonet

The Improper Authorities

The Last Letter

The Lotus Eaters

Waif?

What's He Doing In There?

When the Change-Winds Blow

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