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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."
This is a book of short stories from a master storyteller. Bradbury's work is prolific at times and his fertile imagination is represented in this book. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Christopher Peruzzi
Ray Bradbury is an amazing author. He's best known for his science-fiction (The Martian Chronicles), but most of his work is fantasy or philosophical. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very disappointed with this book. It wasn't even close to what I thought it would or should be. It was torn in a lot of places and not worth what I paid for it.Published 8 months ago by Wendy Carew
Wished i had read these other 1 star reviews before buying it !
Book Dimensions: 15 cm High - 10 cm Wide - No real problem with this. Read more
The font on this book is unreadable. It looks like someone scanned in the doc and forgot to format appropriately.Published 12 months ago by Sumati
This is another of Ray Bradbury's short story collections, and it has some great ones! My favorites in it include 'Frost and Fire,' 'R is for Rocket,' and 'A Sound of Thunder. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Chotiwala
This review is just on the format of the book. It's very small, like a pocket edition, and that could be all right. However, the printing inside is unreasonably small. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Chris P.
I have been a Bradbury fan for many years. His prose is poetry. I frequently go back and reread paragraphs for the sheer pleasure of hearing the resonances of the words he chooses. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Scott T. Barnes