The Creature from Cleveland Depths and Other Tales
Collected in this volume are three of Fritz Leiber's works: the short novel The Creature from Cleveland Depths (originally published in Galaxy magazine in 1962); the humorous Bread Overhead (originally published in Galaxy magazine in 1958); and the short novel No Great Magic (originally published in Galaxy magazine in 1963). No Great Magic is part of Leiber's Change War series.
Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. (1910–1992) was an American author of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. The son of a pair of Shakespearian actors, Leiber was also an actor, expert chess player, and champion fencer. Born in Chicago in 1910, Leiber spent his youth touring with his parents' theater company. He graduated with honors in philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1932. Leiber married Jonquil Stephens in 1936. In 1938, their son Justin was born. After Jonquil's death in 1969, Fritz Leiber moved to San Francisco, where he died on September 5, 1992.