The Stories of Ray Bradbury

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Knopf, 1980 - Fiction - 884 pages
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Here, all in one volume are the one hundred best of the remarkable stories Ray Bradbury has been publishing through the past four decades: stories which have appeared in magazines as varied as The New Yorker and Thrilling Wonder Stories, Mademoiselle and Weird Tales, Harper's and New Detective, and which, together with such classics as Fahrenheit 451, the Martian Chronicles, and Dandelion Wine, have won for him his immense international audience and reputation. Here, for the first time, the astonishing scope of this almost unclassifiable writer is encompassed and displayed in a huge, definitive collection.

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User Review  - Jacob1207 - LibraryThing

Arthur C. Clarke once quipped that "Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories." I don't dispute that, but wouldn't recommend they begin with this volume. This book ... Read full review

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That's what I call good imagination; to think up something new that doesn't exist. Intriguing, interesting. Read full review


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About the author (1980)

Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920. At the age of fifteen, he started submitting short stories to national magazines. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 600 stories, poems, essays, plays, films, television plays, radio, music, and comic books. His books include The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Bradbury Speaks. He won numerous awards for his works including a World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 1977, the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation. He wrote the screen play for John Huston's classic film adaptation of Moby Dick, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He adapted 65 of his stories for television's The Ray Bradbury Theater, and won an Emmy for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree. The film The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit was written by Ray Bradbury and was based on his story The Magic White Suit. He was the idea consultant and wrote the basic scenario for the United States pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair, as well as being an imagineer for Walt Disney Enterprises, where he designed the Spaceship Earth exhibition at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center. He died after a long illness on June 5, 2012 at the age of 91.

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