Books by Ray Bradbury and Complete Book Reviews

Ray Bradbury, Author William Morrow & Company $23 (288p) ISBN 978-0-380-97381-1
The 21 stories in Bradbury's new anthology are full of sweetness and humanity. Despite bizarre actions and abstract twists, all are grounded in the everyday. Here are sketches, vignettes, strange tales, colorful anecdotes, little tragedies,...
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Ray Bradbury, Author Knopf Publishing Group $17.95 (275p) ISBN 978-0-394-54703-9
Bradbury's first collection since the quasi-definitive Stories is a very mixed bag, including, along with the charming and the moving stories, some of the author's weakestfrail conceits feebly decked out in the same stylistic knick-knacks Bradbury...
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Ray Bradbury, Author . Morrow $24.95 (304p) ISBN 978-0-06-621106-0
"You do not build a Time Machine unless you know where you are going.... But I built my Time Machine, all unknowingly, with no destination in mind," explains a bemused time traveler in Bradbury's latest collection. Bradbury, who has...
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Ray Bradbury, Author . Gauntlet $150 (479p) ISBN 978-1-887368-50-6
Once to be titled The Child's Garden of Terrors, Bradbury's first story collection rolls back into town, spinning stardust and cobwebs in its wondrous wake. Originally published by Arkham House in 1947, this deluxe reissue features...
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Ray Bradbury, Author . Morrow $24.95 (224p) ISBN 978-0-06-113154-7
This poignant, wise but slight "extension" of the indefatigable Bradbury's semiautobiographical Dandelion Wine picks up the story of 12-year-old Douglas Spaulding in October of 1928, when the warmth of summer still clings to Green Town,
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Ray Bradbury, Author . Salmon Poetry $14.95 (81p) ISBN 978-1-903392-20-1
Most of the nearly 50 poems in this collection from the unquenchable Bradbury are new, but all have his evergreen touch—accessible, humorous, quietly emotional. Now in his 80s, the master is feeling his age, as shown in "To Ireland..."
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Ray Bradbury. Hard Case Crime, $39.99 (304p) ISBN 978-1-78909-539-5
The 20 worthy tales in this diverse collection of crime stories from Bradbury (1920–2012) originally appeared in popular lifestyle magazines, fantasy and horror pulps, and mystery and detective magazines during the 1940s and 1950s. Naturally,...
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Ray Bradbury, Author . Morrow $24.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-06-058565-5
The 20 brisk, imaginative tales (18 previously unpublished, with many written in the 1940s and '50s and others as recent as 2003) in Bradbury's latest collection show the astonishingly prolific author in lights of varying favor. Bradbury...
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Ray Bradbury, Author Joshua Odell Editions $8.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-877741-01-2
As the title suggests, science fiction master Bradbury occasionally sounds like a Zen sage (``You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you''), but for the most part these nine lightweight, zestful essays dispense the sort of shoptalk
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Ray Bradbury, Author . Morrow $25.95 (243p) ISBN 978-0-06-058568-6
The grand master's many fans will delight in behind-the-scenes stories about the creation of such science fiction classics as The Martian Chronicles and Something Wicked This Way Comes (which began as a film project for Gene Kelly), but that
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Ray Bradbury, Author Joshua Odell Editions $19.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-877741-04-3
More fizz than tonic, Bradbury's exuberant essays are intended to evoke a sense of wonder, of humanity's limitless possibilities. Intellectually lazy pieces include panegyrics to Federico Fellini and to science fiction (``the most important fiction...
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Ray Bradbury, Author Avon Books $5.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-380-78959-7
PW called this collection of 21 stories by the septuagenarian godfather of SF a ""hopeful, introspective addition to his oeuvre."" (Oct.)
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Ray Bradbury, Author Alfred A. Knopf $21 (271p) ISBN 978-0-394-57878-1
The title of this lighthearted, beguiling autobiographical novel is a play on Peter Viertel's White Hunter, Black Heart , which, like this book, dealt with the legendary director John Huston. This is Bradbury's comic account of his trip to Ireland...
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Ray Bradbury, Author . Morrow $23 (224p) ISBN 978-0-380-97382-8
If there's a fountain of youth, Bradbury has found it. In the 1940s, at the start of his extraordinary writing career, Bradbury produced a series of popular fantasy short stories about the Elliot family, an assortment of vampires and other odd...
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Ray Bradbury, Author . Morrow $23.95 (224p) ISBN 978-0-06-051584-3
Bradbury, a legend in his own time, seems never to run out of creative inspiration. He follows up last year's acclaimed From the Dust Returned with a mystery novel that's also a loving, tongue-in-cheek tribute to early Hollywood. Set in...
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Ray Bradbury, Author . Edited by Donn Albright. Gauntlet $125 (0p) ISBN 978-1-887368-66-7
Bradbury buffs who can afford the high ticket price will welcome this trove of materials, most previously unpublished, related to the classic 3-D film, It Came from Outer Space (1953). This hefty compendium includes four Bradbury screenplay...
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Ray Bradbury. RAS Press (www.raspress.com), $29.95 trade paper (48p) ISBN 978-0-9850550-0-4
One of the last projects overseen by science fiction titan Ray Bradbury before his death in 2012, this horror tale of a train besieged by a horde of vengeful walking Egyptian dead began life as poem published in 1977, which he then fashioned into an
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Ray Bradbury, Author William Morrow & Company $24.95 (209p) ISBN 978-0-06-113156-1
This slim volume eloquently displays two sides of the venerated Bradbury (The Martian Chronicles ) with two highly contrasting tales of the fantastic. ""Somewhere a Band Is Playing,"" the quieter piece, explores journalist James Cardiff's unexpected
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Ray Bradbury, Author Knopf Publishing Group $24.5 (285p) ISBN 978-0-394-57877-4
Hollywood, Halloween night, 1954. At a midnight party in a graveyard adjacent to the studio where he works, the sci-fi screenwriter/narrator glimpses the dangling papier-mache corpse (or real body?) of a film magnate presumed killed exactly 20 years
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Ray Bradbury, Author William Morrow & Company $22 (261p) ISBN 978-0-380-97380-4
From the sentimental to the spooky, this grab bag of 21 recent tales from the seemingly ageless imagination of Bradbury whimsically explores themes of love, nostalgia, magic, literature and mortality. In his first collection since The Toynbee...
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Ray Bradbury, Author . Subterranean $50 (247p) ISBN 978-1-59606-136-1
A half century after its initial appearance, Bradbury’s fourth published book remains vivid and memorable. The original table of contents is restored (under Joe Mugnaini’s iconic original cover art), with Bradbury’s familiar and...
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Ray Bradbury, Author . Subterranean $50 (784p) ISBN 978-1-59606-217-7
Best known for his SF and fantasy (Fahrenheit 451 ; Something Wicked This Way Comes ), Bradbury also wrote three surreal, noirish mystery novels narrated by a fictionalized alter ego. Those books, which genre devotees will find contain elements...
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Ray Bradbury, Author . Morrow $24.95 (210p) ISBN 978-0-06-167013-8
A nostalgic collection of stories by the celebrated author finds humor and tenderness in unexpected encounters. A few of these brief tales deliver the trademark Bradbury chill, such as “The Reincarnate,” in which a newly dead man harbors
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Ray Bradbury, Author, Jerry Robbins, With, Colonial Radio Players, With , read by Jerry Robbins and the Colonial Radio Players. Blackstone Audio $14.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4332-3216-9
When young Pipkin becomes ill and is whisked away into the mysterious darkness of the Halloween tree, his friends must race through space and time to save him. With a peculiar old man named Moundshroud to guide them, the kids encounter the many...
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Ray Bradbury, Author, Leo Dillon, Illustrator, Diane Dillon, Illustrator , illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon. Dell/Dragonfly $6.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-553-11244-3
Now available in paperback, Bradbury's text, first published in 1955, got appropriately psychological illustrations from the Caldecott Medal–winning team (in 1993) for this tale of a boy who overcomes his fear of the night with the...
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Ray Bradbury, read by Stephan Hoye, Tantor Media, unabridged, five CDs, 5.5 hrs., $24.99 ISBN 978-1-4001-1818-2
After years of working as a fireman—one who burns books and enjoys his work—Guy Montag meets a young girl who makes him question his profession and the values of the society in which he lives. Stephen Hoye's narration is perfectly matched to the...
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Ray Bradbury, read by Michael Prichard, Tantor Media, unabridged, eight CDs, 9.5 hrs., $34.99 ISBN 978-1-4001-1820-5
This quirky collection of short stories by master storyteller Bradbury provides a fascinating kaleidoscope of his work up to the 1970s. While it inevitably includes tales of science fiction and fantasy including Martians transmuting into Christ...
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Ray Bradbury, Author, Donn Albright, Editor Gauntlet Press $85 (187p) ISBN 978-1-887368-98-8
Set in paradisiacal Summerton, Ariz., a small town not on any map where endless sunflowers blossom in front yards and every meal is like the ""feasting of summer gods,"" this Bradbury novella tackles some weighty themes, namely the struggle to fully
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Ray Bradbury, Author, Donn Albright, Editor, Jon Eller, Editor , edited by Donn Albright. Gauntlet $110 (484p) ISBN 978-1-887368-86-5
B radbury devotees will welcome this collection of letters, short stories and rough drafts, all of which the great fantasy and SF author now views as antecedents to his classic 1953 novel, Fahrenheit 451 , about a future where books are...
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Ray Bradbury, Author, Donn Albright, Editor, Jon Eller, Editor Subterranean $35 (176p) ISBN 978-1-59606-202-3
As intoxicating as Bradbury’s legendary Dandelion Wine , the 27 new and old stories in this potent collection resonate with timeless power. All set in Green Town, Ill., the vintage highlights include “Miss Bidwell,” a sweet romance
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Ray Bradbury, Author, Donn Albright, Editor, Jon Eller, Editor . Subterranean $35 (300p) ISBN 978-1-59606-290-0
Editors Donn Albright and Jon Eller assemble 16 stories that span six decades of Bradbury's extraordinary career in an insightful thematic expansion of his famous 1953 novel of state-sanctioned book burning. The longer, slower stories “Lon
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Ray Bradbury, Author, Jon Eller, Editor, Ray Bradbury, Illustrator . Gauntlet $75 (494p) ISBN 978-1-887368-80-3
First published by Knopf in 1972, Bradbury's classic Halloween story for readers "11 and up" is now available with substantial cuts to the text restored. This deluxe edition includes a splendid introductory essay by Bradbury scholar...
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Ray Bradbury, Author, Mark A. Nelson, Illustrator . Subterranean $35 (118p) ISBN 978-1-59606-215-3
This slim collection of Bradbury’s classic short works on the subject of substitute people contains little new material: “Wind-Up World” is a vignette of two men complaining about the increasing mechanization of their world, while...
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