In a career spanning more than seventy years, Ray Bradbury, who died on June 5, 2011 at the age of 91, inspired generations of readers to dream, think, and create. A prolific author of hundreds of short stories and close to fifty books, as well as numerous poems, essays, operas, plays, teleplays, and screenplays, Bradbury was one of the most celebrated writers of our time. His groundbreaking works include Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. He wrote the screen play for John Huston's classic film adaptation of Moby Dick, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He adapted sixty-five of his stories for television's The Ray Bradbury Theater, and won an Emmy for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree. He was the recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, among many honors.
Throughout his life, Bradbury liked to recount the story of meeting a carnival magician, Mr. Electrico, in 1932. At the end of his performance Electrico reached out to the twelve-year-old Bradbury, touched the boy with his sword, and commanded, "Live forever!" Bradbury later said, "I decided that was the greatest idea I had ever heard. I started writing every day. I never stopped."
I was always a fan of Bradbury. I haven’t read all 100 stories yet, but so far this book is meeting my expectations. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
Short stories from a master. No library should be without this book.Published 16 days ago by Christopher Peruzzi
Contains a good cross sections of tales. Short length stories as I desired. But a good selection of thoughtful subjects and sympathetic characters.Published 17 days ago by Joe Kindle
Give me a breaK ... HOW CAN i DESCRIBE THE GENIUS CONTAINED IN THIS BOOK? Mr. Bradbury is Vesuvius, Krakatoa, Murmuring and Universal. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Bob Cain
Ray Bradbury is the greatest sci-fi/fantasy writer this (or any other) world has ever known. It had been years since I had read any of his work and this collection of stories was a... Read morePublished 22 days ago by mikydp
This book is a compilation of Bradbury's short stories. Some eerie, some funny, some poignant. Altogether great writing and great reading.Published 1 month ago by Joan McClung
Tedious. Unable to get interested. Transferred to my " do not read collection.Published 1 month ago by anonymous