- Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (April 17, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1451678185
- ISBN-13: 978-1451678185
- Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 481 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Bradbury is an authentic original.” —Time
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“Deftly plotted, beautifully written, characterized by protagonists who are intensely real . . . there is no writer quite like Ray Bradbury.” —The New York Times
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About the Author
Ray Bradbury (1920–2012) was the author of more than three dozen books, including Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Something Wicked This Way Comes, as well as hundreds of short stories. He wrote for the theater, cinema, and TV, including the screenplay for John Huston’s Moby Dick and the Emmy Award–winning teleplay The Halloween Tree, and adapted for television sixty-five of his stories for The Ray Bradbury Theater. He was the recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, and numerous other honors.
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These stories were written in the late 1940s and early 1950s and it's very interesting that the majority of the stories about the future involved rockets, space travel, and life on other planets. It's funny how the future back then all focused on the discovery of what is out there in space, yet current books about the future more involve the collapse of current social systems and reconstruction of society. Maybe I don't read very much Sci-Fi, but it seems to me that the outlook of the future has changed since the 1950s. I really found this book intriguing. Each and every story left me thinking about something. It was very thought provoking.
Also, Ray Bradbury is definitely a time traveler from the future - you'll know what I mean when you buy this book.
That being said, if you can't buy into stories about the future, and time travel, or the fact that the entire book is based off some guys moving tattoos, than you don't have the intellect to be able to read this book.
If you want to explore themes that tackle tough issues, like spoiling children, race, religion, and many many more, then.... WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??? BUY IT ALREADY!!!
The tattooed wandering man is a terrifying canvas of brillant skin art and darkened dreams. A hated circus performer "condemmed to be free" as a morbid living gallery- each tatoo moves and glows animately; this anthology treats us to the best of the pulp Bradbury of the fifties. As Rod Serling told us in his TWILIGHT ZONE introduction we are transported from the depth of our fears to the heights of our imagination. Rocketing from the past to the future to the subconscious we are invited to a world where...
A holographic Africa is so consuming that it...well... consumes.
Time travellers from the totalitarian future must travel to 1938 for vacation only to find that they can never escape the future.
An explosion rocks a spaceship... disgorging astronauts- making its crew satellites left to face their personal angst and collective end.
An artifical sun provides respite from the grey rain world of Venus, but only if the spacewreck survivors are willing to pay a price finding it.
A used rocket never travels to space but reveals the heart of a poor kind father,not the solar system,to his long suffering wife.
A man heals and performs miracles in world after world, yet can only be met through faith not a rocket trip.
A playground becomes a portal to the hell of childhood.
A couple go to sleep on the last night of the world and forget to set the alarm clock.
A man's robot duplicate has ideas of his own on where to vacation next.
Poe gets revenge against future thought police from a die hard fan who manages to make others die.
Long oppressed blacks find out that their former oppressors have nothing left to oppress.
A psycho find respite in the void of space...and meaning as well in a sci-fi replay of Sartre.
A city lives beyong the lives of its former inhabitants to exact revenge.
A highway in Mexico becomes a river of life at the death of the civilization to its north.
Are childhood imaginary friends always imagined? The earth finds a new nemesis in a suburban front yard.
This book is a rocket simmering in the red martian sun. A rocket that darts wildly between the height of man's imagination and the depths of his fears as we were warned by Rod Serling in his TWILIGHT ZONE monologue. A rocket which darts with zen efficiency between the inner life of the soul and the outer space of the future.
In the end the tattoo canvas moves...
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Do not buy this e book, buy the real thing elsewhere. This is some sort of copy of the book, translated several times or public domain maybe.Read more
The Illustrated Man had quite a few stories that I really loved: "The Rocket...Read more