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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Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Writing for the fun of writing. A treat for the reader."
Two novellas from the big heart of an American original—one about time and music, the other a riff on Moby-Dick. Read full book review >

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DRIVING BLIND by Ray Bradbury
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Typically diverse, veering between sentiment and nostalgia, and set forth in the curiously mannered, modern-antique style that has become Bradbury's trademark."
Arriving too late for a full review, grandmaster Bradbury's latest collection (Quicker Than the Eye, 1996, etc.) consists of 17 new tales and 4 reprints, 197497. Read full book review >

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LONG AFTER MIDNIGHT by Ray Bradbury
Released: Sept. 30, 1976

"But it is from the same materials that he draws the more frequent moments which make you think of clean woods after thunderstorms—or a soul-destroying city summer and squandered happiness."
After seven very long years, a new and generous (twenty-two stories) Bradbury collection. Read full book review >

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I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC! by Ray Bradbury
Released: Oct. 21, 1969

"Rice Crispies."
Eighteen stories, Bradbury's first collection in five years. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1962

"Definitely for all admirers."
A somewhat fragmentary nocturnal shadows Jim Nightshade and his friend Will Halloway, born just before and just after midnight on the 31st of October, as they walk the thin line between real and imaginary worlds. 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 >