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Ray Bradbury

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Never-before-published stories from the prolific - and increasingly nostalgic - author of classics such as Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles.In the introduction to this collection, Bradbury (Now and Forever, 2007, etc.) advises the reader to "enjoy" the stories rather than "think about them too much. Just try to love them as I love them," and these are indeed stories for enjoyment rather than for existential agony. We find here the usual range: some stories are sci-fi right out of the 1950s, some are eerily edgy, and some are a bit dewy-eyed. In "Fly Away Home," Bradbury revisits familiar territory, the colonization of Mars. After a six-month, 60-million-mile voyage on the First Rocket, the pioneers almost immediately feel alienated and alone on the harsh Red planet, but the team psychiatrist had anticipated this estrangement and arranged for a Second Rocket to arrive, one containing all the accoutrements of Main Street and its sentimental attachments to the home planet - the crew is even able to get pineapple malts at the Martian drugstore. In "Arrival and Departure," one of Bradbury's most poignant flights of fancy, an old couple finally escapes their dreary indoor life and exultingly drinks in the glories of spring only to discover by the end of the day that they're much more comfortable in the circumscribed and lonely life they've been living in their house. In the amusing "A Literary Encounter," Charlie takes on the persona of whatever literary work he happens to be reading at the moment. His wife Marie is not too pleased when Charlie's reading the expansive Thomas Wolfe or the ultraformal Samuel Johnson, so she persuades him to get reacquainted with the ten romantic books he was absorbed in when he was courting her.Nothing too surprising, but the stories are pleasant and evocative. (Kirkus Reviews)
From one of the greatest living literary imaginations and the celebrated author of FAHRENHEIT 451 comes a collection of never-before-published effortlessly beautiful tales. Recently described in The Times as 'the uncrowned poet laureate of science fiction' Ray Bradbury has won numerous awards including a Pulitzer Prize special citation in 2007 and an Emmy. In this new volume of never-before-published stories, follow a space shuttle crew as they voyage sixty million miles from home, discover what happens when a writer 'with the future's eye' believes his friend to be writing stories aboard a UFO, and listen in on a couple talking themselves backwards through time to the moment when they first held hands. This entertaining and gripping collection is a treasure trove of Bradbury gems - eerie and strange, nostalgic and bittersweet, searching and speculative - to delight readers of all ages.

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Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2009
First published: May 2009
Authors: Ray Bradbury
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 210
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-730364-9
Barcode: 9780007303649
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > Special features > Classic fiction
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Science fiction
Books > Fiction > Special features > Short stories
LSN: 0-00-730364-5

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