Search Results: "Ray Bradbury"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 28, 1973

"In either event, it might sell more copies than all this year's NBA nominees put together."
This sing-song collection of pretentious verse by the famous sci-fi author indicates once again, as if it needed proving, that most fiction writers have not the slightest aptitude for poetry. Read full book review >

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R IS FOR ROCKET by Ray Bradbury
Released: Oct. 19, 1962

"The Long Rain, The Time Machine, Frost and Fire are a few more of these exotic stories which act as a beacon light in the field of science fiction."
A mansized capsule of the best of Bradbury- gleaned from magazines and books- and dedicated to "starry" eyed young men with time to dream of crossing the line between truth and fiction. Read full book review >

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Released: March 26, 1990

"Nonlovers may find the fare a bit exotic and rich."
Bradbury, all charged up, drunk on life, joyous with writing, puts together nine past essays on writing and creativity and discharges every ounce of zest and gusto in him. Read full book review >

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THE ILLUSTRATED MAN by Ray Bradbury
Released: Feb. 23, 1950

"A book which is not limited by its special field."
Scientific fiction enclosed in a frame — wanderer meets a tattooed man whose images foretell the future, leaving a space to preview the destiny of the viewer. 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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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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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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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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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 >

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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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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 >