by Fritz Leiber. Preface by Eric Flint. My reaction when I first read this story, somewhere around the age of fifteen, was perhaps bizarre. “A Pail of Air”is a story. My first encounter with Fritz Leiber’s short story “A Pail of Air” was in March via the X Minus One radio show. At the time, I could still not read or write and. Given such a setting, the story is naturally dedicated to Fritz Leiber and his famous “A Pail of Air.” I remember reading that story as a child.
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It was quite good.
Fritz Leiber and His Classic Story “A Pail of Air” — Jason Sanford
So we knew that if there was something groping around out there, it couldn’t be anything human or friendly. Just using the uranium and plutonium intended for bombs, they had enough to go on for thousands of years.
Now, with Pa telling his story for the umpteenth time to take our minds off another scare, I got to thinking of the frozen folk again. Reminds me of Bradbury. Of course, bread so light aid almost no nutritional value. The original is so much more beautiful, stirring, and inventive.
A Pail of Air by Fritz Leiber
Yeah, I would have loved it as a kid. May 11, Jane Olsen rfitz it really liked it. We were all sitting very still. Yet it’s that glimmery white stuff in the pail that keeps us alive. Besides that, there’s a feeling that comes with it always being night, cold night.
As the bread cloud float across the ocean and towards the famine stricken Ukraine hilarious and unintended result…. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. But then they found it wasn’t going to w either side, but was going to come very close to the Earth. And that destroys your ability to like this text. Granted, I didn’t really have any idea what “bitters” were.
We should investigate world survival mechanisms more than we do. Great review, Joachim — Fritz is also one of my favorite authors. Pa handled the pail of air in a twist of cloth.
I looked every where for A Pail of Air after hearing about it on the radio. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mar 12, Off Rosenblat rated it it was amazing. I thought the synopsis was fascinating and couldn’t wait to read it.
But no, it’s insulated only by blankets, and it even has a chimney.
Neither do I, for that matter, not having to carry the whole responsibility for keeping the human race going, so to speak. Four of these 11 tales were later in The Best of Fritz Leiber, which is a good batting average. You know, I find it hard to believe in the way those people felt, any more than I can believe in the swarming number of them.
Of course, now that the strangers are gone, I’ve been thinking a lot about Los Alamos and those other tremendous colonies. Jan 24, Noah Rozov rated it really liked it. There was something lurking out there, watching, waiting, getting ready. Paul rated it liked it Aug 15, Sometimes I think Pa exaggerates and makes things out too black.
Book Review: A Pail of Air, Fritz Leiber (1964)
leibre He didn’t convince Ma and Sis any more than he did me. Books by Fritz Leiber. No trivia or quizzes yet. And I liked the subtle antiwar themes. Return to Book Page. He nodded and put another piece of coal on the fire.
They scared me pretty bad and made my heart pound, especially the young lady.
Imagine people getting ready for the horrible sort of war they were cooking up. To those who complain about scientific inaccuracies – give me a break. Wanting it even, or at least wishing it were over so as to end their nervousness. Fritz Leiber “A Pail frirz Air” We are on a hill and the shimmery plain drops away from us and then flattens out, cut up into neat squares by the troughs that used to be streets.
We all see things now and then. You’re hindsight and benefit of knowing the ‘future’ from to today only feeds a false sense of superiority.