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."
Some of the short stories are interesting, i'd say about 2/5 are. The rest either don't make much sense, or are outright snooze fests. If it's under 15 bucks, get it on a whim.Published 4 days ago by Quentin Jurista
What else can I say? It's Bradbury, and there are only five stars available.Published 24 days ago by Harvey Stanbrough
I was really looking forward to reading this book because I remember enjoying a couple of Ray Bradbury books as a kid. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Keith
I AM REALLY ENJOYING THESE STORIES. ONE AT A TIME WHENEVER I NEED A LIFTPublished 1 month ago by NATALIE S WINOWICH
Love Bradbury. These older stories really ring true today. Sometimes you get the idea that this could have been written yesterday. Usually a twist, always something to consider.Published 1 month ago by Gerald Vineyard
Ray Bradbury is my favorite author. To have 100 short stories in one book by RB is truly amazing. I love the introduction. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Johnson