Search Results: "Ray Bradbury"


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FROM THE DUST RETURNED by Ray Bradbury
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A far cry from the great early stories, but filled with a nostalgic charm that vitiates Bradbury's notorious rhetorical laxness and sentimentality. One of his most attractive and satisfying works in quite some time."
At last—a book you can judge by its cover. For this one sports a wonderfully macabre illustration born of Charles Addams's brief collaboration with master fantasist Bradbury, best known for such classic fiction as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and Fahrenheit 451 (1953). Read full book review >

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DANDELION WINE by Ray Bradbury
Released: March 26, 1975

"The poignant quality of Bradbury's writing, the evocative elements that will capture others than his usual audience, combine to make this an unusual reading experience."
The impossibility of pigeon-holding Ray Bradbury as a science fiction writer is once again emphasized in this charming philosophical study of adolescence. 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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THE CAT’S PAJAMAS by Ray Bradbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Bradbury on autopilot, mostly, mixing dashes of beautiful whimsy with gold-tinged nostalgia and the occasional sharp stab of pain."
Forgotten or mislaid short fictions from a master who's given us better, but also much worse. Read full book review >

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FAREWELL SUMMER by Ray Bradbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"A thin work, heavily reliant on dialogue, but one that serves as an intriguing coda to one of Bradbury's classics."
Bradbury has yet another lesson to share about growing up and growing old. 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 >

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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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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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THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES by Ray Bradbury
Released: May 4, 1950

"None of the complexities of concepts or formulae, this has an imaginative rather than technical ingenuity."
A flight of fancy in time and space which transcribes some incidents which take place on the planet of Mars, there's a literary, visionary quality here and an avoidance of the more mechanistic aspects of this medium. 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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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 >