Search Results: "Ray Bradbury"


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RAY BRADBURY UNBOUND by Jonathan R. Eller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Bradbury did howl, though, against 'censorship and elitism.' This warm, informative biography depicts him as a thoughtful and disciplined writer who helped make science fiction a respected literary genre."
The second volume of the life of the esteemed science-fiction author. Read full book review >

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THE STORIES OF RAY BRADBURY by Ray Bradbury
Released: April 6, 2010

"No surprises—just a major, one-of-a-kind talent in full regalia."
Dinosaurs, vampires, time-warps, Green Town, lions, ghosts, Martians (of course), dreadful trips to Mexico, "The Parrot That Met Papa" Hemingway, strangely dreamy movie-houses in Ireland—100 stories by the always surprisingly versatile Mr. Bradbury. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Essays made up mainly of declamation. Stick with the novels and stories that ensure Bradbury's place in the pantheon."
In three dozen pieces sometimes prickly and always passionate, SF/fantasy legend Bradbury fires off opinions galore on books, movies, SF and the people and places in his life. Read full book review >

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BRADBURY STORIES by Ray Bradbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2003

"His linked stories transporting Middle America to Mars in The Martian Chronicles (1950) gave him his biggest boost to fame, and though these shady-porch tales today may have a cheesecloth quality to their poetry, they remain his bubbling first masterpiece, with the present volume their bookend."
Ray Bradbury, now 83, selects 100 of his most celebrated tales from a lifetime in print twice the length of Poe's. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"First-rate in every way, stories, editing, and as an act of love."
A sheaf of 23 original stories in tribute to Ray Bradbury's 50 years in fantasy and science fiction. Read full book review >

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LET’S ALL KILL CONSTANCE by Ray Bradbury
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 2003

"Only one question remains: Has the superheated prose on display here finally caught up with the postmodernism of Don Webb's pastiches, or has postmodernism caught up with the prophetic Bradbury? Tune in next week."
A third sort-of-mystery for the screenwriter hero of Death is a Lonely Business (1985) and A Graveyard for Lunatics (1990), now grown old enough to be a disillusioned hack, but not old enough to have acquired a name. Read full book review >

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QUICKER THAN THE EYE by Ray Bradbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 1996

"So-so material for the most part; fans hoping for another Martian Chronicles or October Country face certain disappointment."
A collection of 21 tales from the Grandfather fantasist—none of which have appeared in book form before, though our galley doesn't tell us where they have appeared before, if they have, or when they were written. Read full book review >

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DEATH IS A LONELY BUSINESS by Ray Bradbury
Released: Oct. 28, 1985

"Scott Joplin); and—on nearly every page—quirky blendings of creepiness and humor, innocence and decadence, nightmare and cartoon."
Though dedicated to the memory of mystery-writers Chandler, Hammett, Cain, and Macdonald, Bradbury's new novel—his first full-length fiction since Something Wicked This Way Comes—isn't really an homage to the hard-boiled detective genre. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR TALES by Ray Bradbury
Released: June 1, 1983

"With foreword and introduction and lots of pictures (less than half of this 144-page booklet is text): a boutique serving for only the least serious or the dinosaur-happy of Bradbury fans."
Bradbury, enchanted by dinosaurs since childhood, has packaged "all of his dinosaur stories": three much-anthologized old yarns, that is, plus three new items (a story and two short poems), together with illustrations by William Stout, Steranko, Kenneth Smith, Moebius, David Wiesner, Gahan Wilson, and Overton Loyd. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 12, 1977

"For those unfamiliar or previously unsympathetic, the rhymes are easily readable, sensitive on the average, and accessible for people of all ages and levels of sophistication."
To say that Ray Bradbury's poems are energetic would be an understatement: indeed, it is the sheer force of tautly calculated rhyme and meter which hurtles the reader of this volume through some interesting, if familiar, Bradbury territory. Read full book review >

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MARS AND THE MIND OF MAN by Ray Bradbury
Released: July 18, 1973

"Fifty Mars photos will be an important feature."
An engaging, sporadically informative scan of Mars with coordinates locked in on the 1971-72 voyage of Mariner 9, by an ebullient panel consisting of an optimistic Bradbury, a cautious Clarke and their opposite academic numbers, Carl Sagan (Cornell) and Bruce Murray (Cal Tech) plus New York Times Science Editor Walter Sullivan as interlocutor before a California audience. Read full book review >