Ray Bradbury

1 Fahrenheit 451

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Literary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-11-29
Description :  <b>Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel <i>Fahrenheit 451</i> is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. </b><br /><br /><b>Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. </b><br /><br />Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. <br /><br />Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. <br /><br />When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

2 12 Common Core Essentials: Literature

Author : Harper Academic, Paulo Coelho, Neil Gaiman, Agatha Christie, Barbara Kingsolver, Richard Wright, Thomas C. Foster, Richmond Lattimore, Ray Bradbury, Zora Neale Hurston & Betty Smith
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2013-05-21
Description :  As you reevaluate the books you use in your classroom to meet the Common Core Standards, this free collection—filled with selections from classics such as Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, contemporary novels like The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and the AP English favorite How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster—will help you decide which books are right for you and your students.

3 The Martian Chronicles

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-05-21
Description :  Mars was a distant shore, and the men spread upon it in waves... Each wave different, and each wave stronger. <br /><br />The Martian Chronicles <br /><br />Ray Bradbury is a storyteller without peer, a poet of the possible, and, indisputably, one of America's most beloved authors. In a much celebrated literary career that has spanned six decades, he has produced an astonishing body of work: unforgettable novels, including Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes; essays, theatrical works, screenplays and teleplays; The Illustrated Mein, Dandelion Wine, The October Country, and numerous other superb short story collections. But of all the dazzling stars in the vast Bradbury universe, none shines more luminous than these masterful chronicles of Earth's settlement of the fourth world from the sun.<br /><br />Bradbury's Mars is a place of hope, dreams and metaphor-of crystal pillars and fossil seas-where a fine dust settles on the great, empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn -first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars ... and then is conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race.<br /><br />Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles is a classic work of twentieth-century literature whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time's passage. In connected, chronological stories, a true grandmaster once again enthralls, delights and challenges us with his vision and his heart-starkly and stunningly exposing in brilliant spacelight our strength, our weakness, our folly, and our poignant humanity on a strange and breathtaking world where humanity does not belong.

4 Something Wicked This Way Comes

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-04-23
Description :  Few American novels written this century have endured in th heart and mind as has this one-Ray Bradbury's incomparable masterwork of the dark fantastic. A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. A calliope's shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger &amp; Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. And two inquisitive boys standing precariously on the brink of adulthood will soon discover the secret of the satanic raree-show's smoke, mazes, and mirrors, as they learn all too well the heavy cost of wishes -- and the stuff of nightmare.

5 The Illustrated Man

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-04-30
Description :  You could hear the voices murmuring, small and muted, from the crowds that inhabited his body.<br /><br />A peerless American storyteller, Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury— eighteen startling visions of humankind’s destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin. In this phantasmagoric sideshow, living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, Martian invasions are foiled by the good life and the glad hand, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets. Provocative and powerful, Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth—as exhilarating as interplanetary travel, as maddening as a walk in a million-year rain, and as comforting as simple, familiar rituals on the last night of the world.

6 Dandelion Wine

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2013-04-23
Description :  Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels. Dandelion Wine stands out in the Bradbury literary canon as the author's most deeply personal work, a semi-autobiographical recollection of a magical small-town summer in 1928.<br /><br />Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley's bell on a hazy afternoon. It is yesteryear and tomorrow blended into an unforgettable always. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals whose mystical power holds time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine who can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future.<br /><br />Come and savor Ray Bradbury's priceless distillation of all that is eternal about boyhood and summer.

7 Bradbury Stories

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Literary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-05-21
Description :  For more than sixty years, the imagination of Ray Bradbury has opened doors into remarkable places, ushering us across unexplored territories of the heart and mind while leading us inexorably toward a profound understanding of ourselves and the universe we inhabit. In this landmark volume, America's preeminent storyteller offers us one hundred treasures from alifetime of words and ideas -- tales that amaze, enthrall, and horrify; breathtaking journeys backward and forward in time; classic stories with the undiminished power to tantalize, mystify, elate, and move the reader to tears. Each small gem in the master's collection remains as dazzling as when it first appeared in print.<br /><br />There is magic in these pages: the wonders of interstellar flight, a conspiracy of insects, the early bloom of love in the warmth of August. Both the world of Ray Bradbury and its people are vivid and alive, as colorfully unique as a poker chip hand-painted by a brilliant artist or as warmly familiar as the well-used settings on a family's dining room table. In a poor man's desire for the stars, in the twisted night games of a hateful embalmer, in a magnificent fraud perpetrated to banish despair and repair a future, in a writer's wonderful death is the glowing proof of the timeless artistry of one of America's greatest living bards.<br /><br />The one hundred stories in this volume were chosen by Bradbury himself, and span a career that blossomed in the pulp magazines of the early 1940s and continues to flourish in the new millennium. Here are representatives of the legendary author's finest works of short fiction, including many that have not been republished for decades, all forever fresh and vital, evocative and immensely entertaining. This is Bradbury at his very best -- golden visions of tomorrow, poetic memories of yesterday, dark nightmares and glorious dreams -- a grand celebration of humankind, God's intricate yet poignantly fallible machineries of joy.

8 A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-05-21
Description :  With his disarmingly simple style and complex imagination, Ray Bradbury has seized the minds of American readers for decades.This collection showcases thirty-two of Bradbury's most famous tales in which he lays bare the depths of the human soul. The thrilling title story, A Sound of Thunder, tells of a hunter sent on safari -- sixty million years in the past. But all it takes is one wrong step in the prehistoric jungle to stamp out the life of a delicate and harmless butterfly -- and possibly something else much closer to home ...

9 The Creatures That Time Forgot

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2010-08-24
Description :  FROM PLANET STORIES:<br /> Mad! impossible world! Sun-blasted by day, cold-wracked by night—and life condensed by radiation into eight days! Sim eyed the Ship—if he only dared reach it and escape! ... but it was more than half an hour distant—perhaps the limit of life itself! From the author of Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man.<br /><br /> Originally published in the Fall 1946 issue of Planet Stories. It was later reprinted under the title Frost and Fire.

10 Fahrenheit 451

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2012-12-14
Description :  Fahrenheit 451: la temperatura a la que el papel se enciende y arde. <br /><br />Guy Montag es un bombero y el trabajo de un bombero es quemar libros, que están prohibidos porque son causa de discordia y sufrimiento.<br />El Sabueso Mecánico del Departamento de Incendios, armado con una letal inyección hipodérmica, escoltado por helicópteros, está preparado para rastrear a los disidentes que aún conservan y leen libros. <br />Como <i>1984</i>, de George Orwell, como <i>Un mundo feli</i>z, de Aldous Huxley, <i>Fahrenheit 45</i>1 describe una civilización occidental esclavizada por los medios, los tranquilizantes y el conformismo.<br /><br />La visión de Bradbury es asombrosamente profética: pantallas de televisión que ocupan paredes y exhiben folletines interactivos; avenidas donde los coches corren a 150 kilómetros por hora persiguiendo a peatones; una población que no escucha otra cosa que una insípida corriente de música y noticias transmitidas por unos diminutos auriculares insertados en las orejas.<br /><br />«<i>Fahrenheit 451</i> es el más convincente de todos los infiernos conformistas.» KINGSLEY AMIS

11 The October Country

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-04-30
Description :  Welcome to a land Ray Bradbury calls "the Undiscovered Country" of his imagination--that vast territory of ideas, concepts, notions and conceits where the stories you now hold were born. America's premier living author of short fiction, Bradbury has spent many lifetimes in this remarkable place--strolling through empty, shadow-washed fields at midnight; exploring long-forgotten rooms gathering dust behind doors bolted years ago to keep strangers locked out.. and secrets locked in. The nights are longer in this country. The cold hours of darkness move like autumn mists deeper and deeper toward winter. But the moonlight reveals great magic here--and a breathtaking vista.<br /><br />The October Country is many places: a picturesque Mexican village where death is a tourist attraction; a city beneath the city where drowned lovers are silently reunited; a carnival midway where a tiny man's most cherished fantasy can be fulfilled night after night. The October Country's inhabitants live, dream, work, die--and sometimes live again--discovering, often too late, the high price of citizenship. Here a glass jar can hold memories and nightmares; a woman's newborn child can plot murder; and a man's skeleton can war against him. Here there is no escaping the dark stranger who lives upstairs...or the reaper who wields the world. Each of these stories is a wonder, imagined by an acclaimed tale-teller writing from a place shadows. But there is astonishing beauty in these shadows, born from a prose that enchants and enthralls. Ray Bradbury's The October Country is a land of metaphors that can chill like a long-after-midnight wind...as they lift the reader high above a sleeping Earth on the strange wings of Uncle Einar.

12 The Cat's Pajamas

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-04-30
Description :  Ray Bradbury is, indisputably, one of America's greatest storytellers. The recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, he ranks among the most beloved -- and widely read -- of American authors. In The Cat's Pajamas, this "latter-day O. Henry" (Booklist) takes us on an amazing walk through his six-decade career, presenting twenty-two tales -- some old, some new, all but two never before published.<br /><br />Here you will find stories strange and scary, nostalgic and bittersweet, humorous and heart-touching, ranging from the not-so-long-gone past to an unknowable future: a group of senators drinks a bit too much -- and gambles away the United States; a newlywed couple buys an old house and finds their fledgling relationship tested; two mysterious strangers arrive at a rooming house and baffle their fellow occupants with strange crying in the night; a lonely woman takes a last chance on love. The final piece in the collection is a story-poem, a fond salute from Bradbury to his literary heroes Shaw, Chesterton, Dickens, Twain, Poe, Wilde, Melville, and Kipling.<br /><br />The Cat's Pajamas is just that -- the bee's knees -- a touching, timeless, and tender collection from the incomparable Ray Bradbury, and a anoramic view of an amazingly long, rich, and fertile creative career.

13 Death Is a Lonely Business

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-04-16
Description :  Ray Bradbury, the undisputed Dean of American storytelling, dips his accomplished pen into the cryptic inkwell of noir and creates a stylish and slightly fantastical tale of mayhem and murder set among the shadows and the murky canals of Venice, California, in the early 1950s.<br /><br />Toiling away amid the looming palm trees and decaying bungalows, a struggling young writer (who bears a resemblance to the author) spins fantastic stories from his fertile imagination upon his clacking typewriter. Trying not to miss his girlfriend (away studying in Mexico), the nameless writer steadily crafts his literary effort--until strange things begin happening around him.<br /><br />Starting with a series of peculiar phone calls, the writer then finds clumps of seaweed on his doorstep. But as the incidents escalate, his friends fall victim to a series of mysterious "accidents"--some of them fatal. Aided by Elmo Crumley, a savvy, street-smart detective, and a reclusive actress of yesteryear with an intense hunger for life, the wordsmith sets out to find the connection between the bizarre events, and in doing so, uncovers the truth about his own creative abilities.

14 The Halloween Tree

Author : Ray Bradbury & Gris Grimly
Genre :  Halloween  Books  Young Adult  Holidays & Celebrations  Fiction  Horror, Monsters & Ghosts  Classics 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2015-08-04
Description :  "A fast-moving, eerie...tale set on Halloween night. Eight costumed boys running to meet their friend Pipkin at the haunted house outside town encounter instead the huge and cadaverous Mr. Moundshroud. As Pipkin scrambles to join them, he is swept away by a dark Something, and Moundshroud leads the boys on the tail of a kite through time and space to search the past for their friend and the meaning of Halloween. After witnessing a funeral procession in ancient Egypt, cavemen discovering fire, Druid rites, the persecution of witches in the Dark Ages, and the gargoyles of Notre Dame, they catch up with the elusive Pipkin in the catacombs of Mexico, where each boy gives one year from the end of his life to save Pipkin's. Enhanced by appropriately haunting black-and-white drawings."--Booklist

15 We'll Always Have Paris

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-04-23
Description :  Over the course of a storied literary career that has spanned more than half a century, Ray Bradbury has taken us to wonderful places: across vast oceans to foreign lands, onto summer porches of small-town America, through dark and dangerous forests where predators wait, into the hypnotic mists of dream, back to a halcyon past to remember, forward into an exhilarating future, and rocketing through outer space.<br /><br />In We'll Always Have Paris—a new collection of never-before-published stories—the inimitable Bradbury once again does what few writers have ever done as well. He delights us with prose that soars and sings. He surprises and inspires, exposing truths and provoking deep thought. He imagines great things and poignantly observes human foibles and frailties. He enchants us with the magic he mastered decades ago and still performs flawlessly. In these pages, radio voices become indomitable flesh and the dead arise to recapture life. There is joy in an eccentric old man's dance for the world and wonder over the workings of humankind's best friend, O Holy Dog. Whether he's exploring the myriad ways to be reborn, or the circumstances that can make any man a killer, or returning us to Mars, Bradbury opens the world to us and beckons us in.<br /><br />Get ready to travel far and wide once again with America's preeminent storyteller. His tales will live forever. We will always have Bradbury—and for that reason, we are eternally blessed.

16 Lorelei of the Red Mist

Author : Ray Bradbury & Leigh Brackett
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2010-04-01
Description :  Hugh Starke, space-rat and convict, was being pursued by spacecraft into the unknown parts of Venus. He had just pulled off the largest lone wolf heist in the history of that planet. But now it looked like he was going to pay the ultimate price for his misdeeds. But fate had a strange twist on Starke’s life when he woke up in a different body. A body that was strong and powerful. In a body of a Venusian barbarian named Conan. But was Starke anything more than a puppet in this new body? For he soon found out the strings were being pulled by the beautiful, but terrible, Rann. For Rann was like the siren, Lorelei, and it was Hugh-Starke-called-Conan that would have to fight her or be lured to his doom!

17 A Passion for Books

Author : Harold Rabinowitz, Rob Kaplan & Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Literary Criticism  Books  Fiction & Literature  Essays 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1999-10-06
Description :  <b>A collection of sixty classic and contemporary essays, stories, lists, poems, quotations, and cartoons that celebrates the joys of reading, the feeling of spending hours browsing through a bookstore, and the people for whom buying books is a necessity.&#xa0;</b><br /><br />Booklovers will find themselves in good company within the pages of&#xa0;<i>A Passion for Books, b</i>eginning with&#xa0;science-fiction great Ray Bradbury's foreword and throughout contributions like--&#xa0;Umberto Eco's&#xa0;<i>How to Justify a Private Library</i>, dealing with the question everyone with a sizable library is inevitably asked: "Have you read all these books?";&#xa0;Gustave Flaubert's <i>Bibliomania</i>, the tale of a book collector so obsessed with owning a book that he is willing to kill to possess it; and&#xa0;Anna Quindlen's <i>How Reading Changed My Life</i>, in which she shares her optimistic view on the role of reading and the future of books in the computer age.&#xa0;<br /><br />Interspersed throughout are entertaining lists--Ten Bestselling Books Rejected by Publishers Twenty Times or More, Norman Mailer's Ten Favorite American Novels and many more-- plus select writings on bookstores, book clubs, cartoons about books and a specially prepared "bibliobibliography" of books about books.&#xa0;<br /><br />Whether you consider yourself a bibliomaniac or just someone who enjoys reading, <i>A Passion for Books </i>will provide you with a lifetime's worth of entertaining, informative, and pleasurable reading on your favorite subject--the love of books.

18 From the Dust Returned

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2013-06-25
Description :  Ray Bradbury, America's most beloved storyteller, has spent a lifetime carrying readers to exhilarating and dangerous places, from dark street comers in unfamiliar cities and towns to the edge of the universe. Now, in an extraordinary flight of the imagination a half-century in the making, he takes us to a most wondrous destination: into the heart of an Eternal Family.<br /><br />They have lived for centuries in a house of legend and mystery in upper Illinois -- and they are not like other midwesterners. Rarely encountered in daylight hours, their children are curious and wild; their old ones have survived since before the Sphinx first sank its paws deep in Egyptian sands. And some sleep in beds with lids.<br /><br />Now the house is being readied in anticipation of the gala homecoming that will gather together the farflung branches of this odd and remarkable family. In the past-midnight stillness can be detected the soft fluttering of Uncle Einars wings. From her realm of sleep, Cecy, the fairest and most special daughter, can feel the approach of many a welcome being -- shapeshifter, telepath, somnambulist, vampire -- as she flies high in the consciousness of bird and bat.<br /><br />But in the midst of eager anticipation, a sense of doom pervades. For the world is changing. And death, no stranger, will always shadow this most singular family: Father, arisen from the Earth; Mother, who never sleeps but dreams; A Thousand Times Great Grandmére; Grandfather, who keeps the wildness of youth between his ears.<br /><br />And the boy who, more than anyone, carries the burden of time on his shoulders: Timothy, the sad and different foundling son who must share it all, remember, and tell...and who, alone out of all of them, must one day age and wither and die.<br /><br />By turns lyrical, wistful, poignant, and chilling, From the Dust Returned is the long-awaited new novel by the peerless Ray Bradbury -- a book that will surely be numbered among his most enduring masterworks.

19 華氏451度

Author : Ray Bradbury & 高英哲
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2013-04-15
Description :  華氏451度,是書籍燃燒的溫度。<br /> 本書為美國著名科幻作家雷.布萊伯利(Ray Bradbury)的經典代表作品,是一部反烏托邦小說。<br /> 本書描述近未來的世界,人們不准擁有書籍、閱讀書籍。消防員的工作不再是防火、滅火,而是收到人們通報後,儘速前往現場,焚燒所有書籍。人們活在由電視牆、媒體、飆車……各種五聲十色、高速多彩的娛樂之中,沒有人注意國際間現況、以及一觸即發的戰爭威脅。<br /> 主角消防員蒙塔格(Guy Montag)也是一名消防員,對焚書的工作樂在其中。直到他在下班的秋夜街角遇到了17歲的怪怪美少女克菈瑞瑟(Clarisse McClellan),令他對這世界感到懷疑,人生走上了不同的道路……<br /> 本書出版於1953年,今年為出版60週年,以符合現代常用的中文重新翻譯後,透過電子書形式發行中文版。布萊伯利生前對電子書極為反感,直到去世前的2011年才首肯願意將其作品以數位形式發行,於中文版紙書絕版的現在,與內容相呼應,更有另一種反諷的意涵。<br /> 本書亦邀請日本裝禎大師平野甲賀為本書繪製標題字;封面與扉頁插畫則由台灣知名的插畫家蚩尤擔綱。

20 Perchance to Dream

Author : Charles Beaumont, Ray Bradbury & William Shatner
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Fiction & Literature  Horror 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-10-13
Description :  <b>The profoundly original and wildly entertaining short stories of a legendary <i>Twilight Zone</i> writer, with a foreword by Ray Bradbury and an afterword by William Shatner</b><br />&#xa0;<br />It is only natural that Charles Beaumont would make a name for himself crafting scripts for&#xa0;<i>The Twilight Zone</i>—for his was an imagination so limitless it must have emerged from some other dimension. <i>Perchance to Dream</i>&#xa0;contains a selection of Beaumont’s finest stories, including seven that he later adapted for&#xa0;<i>Twilight Zone</i>&#xa0;episodes.<br /><br />Beaumont dreamed up fantasies so vast and varied they burst through the walls of whatever box might contain them. Supernatural, horror, noir, science fiction, fantasy, pulp, and more: all were equally at home in his wondrous mind. These are stories where lions stalk the plains, classic cars rove the streets, and spacecraft hover just overhead. Here roam musicians, magicians, vampires, monsters, toreros, extraterrestrials, androids, and perhaps even the Devil himself. With dizzying feats of master storytelling and joyously eccentric humor, Beaumont transformed his nightmares and reveries into impeccably crafted stories that leave themselves indelibly stamped upon the walls of the mind. In Beaumont’s hands, nothing is impossible: it all seems plausible, even likely.<br /><br />"[Beaumont’s] imagination, as&#xa0;<i>Perchance to Dream</i>&#xa0;amply shows, was more than most writers enjoy in the longest of lifetimes."&#xa0;<b><i>-NPR</i></b><br /><br />For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500&#xa0;titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the&#xa0;series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date&#xa0;translations by award-winning translators.

21 Nine Rarities

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2012-08-07
Description :  This Ray Bradbury collection is comprised of nine early short stories rarely or never reprinted since first publication. Included are three stories originally published in Mr. Bradbury's own science fiction fanzine, <i>Futuria Fantasia</i>.<br /><br /> "Don't Get Technatal": Jumping Jigwheels! If you enjoy exclamation points, this story was written for you! In the distant year of 1975 a dissatisfied writer rants about the state of society! Could robosexuality be the answer he seeks?(!)<br /><br /> "The Pendulum": A delightful little story with delightfully unconventional spelling.<br /><br /> "The Flight of the Good Ship Clarissa": Not entirely lucid but entertaining nevertheless.&#xa0;<br /><br /> "I, Rocket": There may be an unwholesome subtext to this story.<br /> "Mass is the sexual drive of space, and gravity the intensified yearning of that mass, the gravitic libido of one tremendous body for the love, the following of any and all smaller bodies who transgress its void boundaries."<br /><br /> "Undersea Guardians": Half-naked sea-dwelling zombies battle the Nazi Kriegsmarine!<br /><br /> "Final Victim": "Hunting a criminal is tough enough, but it's even tougher when it's on a bit of Hell's own rock in the void of space."<br /><br /> "Defense Mech": There are no giant, Japanese-speaking robots in this story. It is, however, a riveting tale of the effects of space on the human psyche.<br /><br /> "Lorelei of the Red Mist": A second chance in someone else's body becomes complicated when its previous owner was universally hated.<br /><br /> "Jonah of the Jove-Run": "They hated this little beat-up old guy. Even if his crazy cosmic brain could track an asteroid clear across the Galaxy, why did he have to smash the super-sensitive meteor detectors?"<br /><br /> About 55,000 words in total.<br /> Punctuation and apparent typographical errors in the <i>Futuria Fantasia </i>stories have been left as originally published.<br /><br /> "Don't Get Technatal" (as Ron Reynolds) <i>Futuria Fantasia</i> (1939)&#xa0;<br /> "The Pendulum" (uncredited) <i>Futuria Fantasia</i> (1939)<br /> "The Flight of the Good Ship Clarissa" (uncredited) <i>Futuria Fantasia</i> (1940)<br /> "I, Rocket" <i>Amazing Stories</i> (May 1944)<br /> "Undersea Guardians" <i>Amazing Stories</i> (December 1944)<br /> "Final Victim" <i>Amazing Stories </i>(February 1946)<br /> "Defense Mech" <i>Planet Stories</i> (February 1946)<br /> "Lorelei of the Red Mist" <i>Planet Stories</i> (May 1946)<br /> "Jonah of the Jove-Run" <i>Planet Stories</i> (Spring, 1948)

22 A Princess of Mars

Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Bradbury & Frank E. Schoonover
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Fiction & Literature  Classics  Science Fiction 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2003-06-10
Description :  Virginia gentleman John Carter, unexpectedly transported to the perilous red planet, Mars, finds himself captured by the loveless Green Men of Thark. As Carter struggles to win his freedom—and the affections of fellow captive Dejah Thoris, princess of the rival clan of Helium—the fate of the entire planet hangs in the balance: warring Martian tribes collide and the beleaguered Atmosphere Factory grinds to a suffocating halt. Ray Bradbury, reminiscing on the enduring thrill of Burroughs’s Martian adventure, writes, “I stood on the lawns of summer, raised my hands, and cried for Mars, like John Carter, to take me home. I flew to the Red Planet and never returned.”

23 A Medicine for Melancholy and Other Stories

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2013-04-30
Description :  Ray Bradbury is a painter who uses words rather than brushes--for he created lasting visual images that, once observed, are impossible to forget. Sinister mushrooms growing in a dank cellar. A family's first glimpse at Martians. A wonderful white vanilla ice-cream summer suit that changes everyone who wears it. A great artist drawing in the sand on the beach. A clunky contraption made out of household implements to help some kids play a game called Invasion. The most marvelous Christmas display a little boy ever saw. All those images and many more are inside this book, a new trade edition of thirty-one of Bradbury's most arresting tales--timeless short fiction that ranges from the farthest reaches of space to the innermost stirrings of the heart. Ray Bradbury is known worldwide as one of the century's great men of imagination. Here are thirty-one reasons why.Ray Bradbury is a painter who uses words rather than brushes--for he created lasting visual images that, once observed, are impossible to forget. Sinister mushrooms growing in a dank cellar. A familys first glimpse at Martians. A wonderful white vanilla ice-cream summer suit that changes everyone who wears it. A great artist drawing in the sand on the beach. A clunky contraption made out of household implements to help some kids play a game called Invasion. The most marvelous Christmas display a little boy ever saw. All those images and many more are inside this book, a new trade edition of thirty-one of Bradburys most arresting tales--timeless short fiction that ranges from the farthest reaches of space to the innermost stirrings of the heart. Ray Bradbury is known worldwide as one of the centurys great men of imagination. Here are thirty-one reasons why.

24 Ray Bradbury: On Writing

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Language Arts & Disciplines  Books  Professional & Technical  Education 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-05-11
Description :  Ray Bradbury was a prolific and influential writer of the 20th century. Ray Bradbury: On Writing is a manifesto of Bradbury's writing philosophy. It is a collection of speeches on the art and process of writing, delivered in Bradbury's entertaining, witty, and candid style.&#xa0;<br /> Topics include:<br /> • processes for developing ideas<br /> • the 'hygiene' of writing<br /> • how a bad writer becomes good writer<br /> • developing your enthusiasms<br /> • how to take in inspiration<br /> • where to find your voice<br /> • and more

25 The 12th Science Fiction MEGAPACK®

Author : Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Ray Bradbury, Fritz Leiber & Philip K. Dick
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books  Science Fiction 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2016-04-21
Description :  Welcome to The 12th Science Fiction MEGAPACK®! We have another great lineup of stories (and the conclusion of our first serial, Tony Rothman's fine near-future novel, Firebird). No matter whether you like classic, golden age authors (Ray Bradbury, George O. Smith, Poul Anderson), fun pulp fiction (Talmage Powell, Murray Leinster, Keith Laumer), modern authors (Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Smith, John Gregory Betancourt), or authors whose work spans many media (Philip K. Dick, Richard Matheson, Alan Arkin) -- or many others -- you'll find a lot of great reading here...28 stories...more than 700 pages! Included are:<br /> EMBEDDED, Kristine Kathryn Rusch<br /> THE LAST TRUE GOD, by Lester del Rey<br /> UP FOR RENEWAL, by Lucius Daniel<br /> THE WAKER DREAMS, by Richard Matheson<br /> THE KING OF THE CITY, by Keith Laumer<br /> LORD OF A THOUSAND SUNS, by Poul Anderson<br /> WHISKABOOM, by Alan Arkin<br /> THE FIRE AND THE SWORD, by Frank M. Robinson<br /> ALL THE PEOPLE, by R.A. Lafferty<br /> DOCTOR, by Murray Leinster<br /> AMATEUR IN CHANCERY, by George O. Smith<br /> CONDITIONALLY HUMAN, by Walter M. Miller, Jr.<br /> BULLET WITH HIS NAME, by Fritz Leiber<br /> A LITTLE JOURNEY, by Ray Bradbury<br /> THE GREAT MUTATION, by Talmage Powell<br /> A MATTER OF MONSTERS, by Manly Banister<br /> THE MERRY MEN OF THE RIVERWORLD, by John Gregory Betancourt<br /> OLD FOUR-EYES, by Chad Oliver<br /> FOUR-LEGGED HOT FOOT, by Mack Reynolds<br /> "--AND ALL FOR ONE," by Jerome Bixby<br /> A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE, by H.B. Hickey<br /> INSIDE EARTH, by Poul Anderson<br /> A MATTER FOR A FUTURE YEAR, by Dean Wesley Smith<br /> DEATH'S WISHER, by Jim Wannamaker<br /> DIDN'T HE RAMBLE, by Chad Oliver<br /><br /> CULTURAL EXCHANGE, by Keith Laumer<br /> FROM AN UNSEEN CENSOR, by Rosel George Brown<br /> SMALL TOWN, by Philip K. Dick<br /> FIREBIRD, by Tony Rothman [Novel Serial, Part 3 of 3]<br /> If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 280+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

26 Fantastic Stories Present the Galaxy Science Fiction Super Pack #1

Author : Edgar Pangborn, Alan E. Nourse, Ray Bradbury, Murray Leinster, Lester del Rey, Fritz Leiber, Keith Laumer, Warren Lapine, Daniel F. Galouye, Jim Harmon, Patrick Fahy, Marshall King, Frank M. Robinson, L. J. Stecher, Jr., James Stamers, Evelyn E. Smith, J. F. Bone, Isaac Asimov, Jack Sharkey, F. L. Wallace, Frederik Pohl, William Morrison, Katherine MacLean, Milton Lesser, Charles Vincent De Vet & H. L. Gold
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Fantasy  Contemporary  Fiction & Literature  Classics  Adventure  Science Fiction 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2016-03-25
Description :  Edited by H. L. Gold; ‘Galaxy Science Fiction’ hit the scene in 1950 and quickly became the leading science fiction magazine of its time. Galaxy gave a home to writers that didn&#39;t fit into Astounding and F&amp;SF, and readers rejoiced. In this first ‘Galaxy Science Fiction Super Pack’ we bring you more than five hundred pages of fiction. These are the stories that helped Galaxy Magazine carve it&#39;s name on the Mount Rushmore of science fiction. The include: ‘Doorstep’ by Keith Laumer; ‘The Chasers’ by Daniel F. Galouye; ‘Blueblood’ by Jim Harmon; ‘Bad Memory’ by Patrick Fahy; ‘Beach Scene’ by Marshall King; ‘The Reluctant Heroes’ by Frank M. Robinson; ‘Kreativity for Kats’ by Fritz Leiber; ‘Perfect Answer’ by L. J. Stecher, Jr., Dumbwaiter’ by James Stamers; ‘The Ignoble Savages’ by Evelyn E. Smith; ‘Angel&#39;s Egg’ by Edgar Pangborn; ‘Survival Type’ by J.F. Bone; ‘Misbegotten Missionary’ by Isaac Asimov; ‘The Business; ‘as Usual’ by Jack Sharkey; ‘No Substitutions’ by Jim Harmon; ‘Prime Difference’ by Alan E. Nourse; ‘Delay in Transit’ by F. L. Wallace; ‘My Lady Greensleeves’ by Frederik Pohl; ‘A Little Journey’ by Ray Bradbury; ‘Med Ship Man’ by Murray Leinster; ‘Spoken for’ by William Morrison; ‘A Pail of Air’ by Fritz Leiber; ‘Contagion’ by Katherine MacLEAN; ‘Pen Pal’ by Milton Lesser; ‘Delayed Action’ by Charles Vincent De Vet; ‘... and it Comes out Here’ by Lester del Rey; and ‘The Old Die Rich’ by H. L. Gold.

27 A Graveyard for Lunatics

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-04-16
Description :  Halloween Night, 1954. A young, film-obsessed scriptwriter has just been hired at one of the great studios. An anonymous investigation leads from the giant Maximus Films backlot to an eerie graveyard separated from the studio by a single wall. There he makes a terrifying discovery that thrusts him into a maelstrom of intrigue and mystery—and into the dizzy exhilaration of the movie industry at the height of its glittering power.

28 One More for the Road

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Short Stories 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2013-04-16
Description :  From Ray Bradbury, the recipient of the National Book Foundation's 2000 Medal comes a magical collection of short fiction.<br /><br />Ray Bradbury is one of the most celebrated fiction writers of the 20th century. He is the author of such classics as Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. Bradbury has once again pulled together a stellar group of stories sure to delight readers young and old, old and new. In One More For The Road we are treated to the best this talented writer has to offer : the eerie and strange, nostalgic and bittersweet, searching and speculative. Here are a father's regrets, a lover's last embrace, a child's dreams of the future 栬l delivered with the trademark Bradbury wit and style.

29 Guys Read: Frost and Fire

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fiction  Books  Kids 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2013-09-17
Description :  Born into a world with only seven days to live, Sim faces the same choice everyone does: how will he spend them? Is there something greater to hope for? A short story from Guys Read: Other Worlds, edited by Jon Scieszka.

30 Forgotten Sci-Fi Classics

Author : MDP Publishing, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. & Alan Arkin
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Science Fiction  Fantasy  Short Stories  Adventure  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-08-03
Description :  MDP Publishing has once again compiled a collection of 6 stories from some of history's most prolific Science Fiction icons. These stories were originally published by <i>Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine</i> in the 1950's. <br /><br />Stories include the 3 part full length novel <i>The Fireman</i>, by Ray Bradbury, the original story that his famous <b> Farenheit 451</b> was based upon! Other stories include Arthur C. Clarke's <i>The Stroke of the Sun</i>, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s <i>The Big Trip Up Yonder</i>, and two short stories by Academy Award-winning actor Alan Arkin.<br /><br />With all of the originally artwork from each issue of <i> Galaxy</i>, you can experience these stories the same way science fiction fans from the 1950's did!<br /><br /> Look for more editions of MDP's<i>Galaxy's Science Fiction</i> series, available now at e-retailers worldwide.

31 Fahrenheit 451 (Edició en català)

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2013-11-11
Description :  Guy Montag és bomber en un futur imaginari en el que aquests professionals tenen la missió de cremar els llibres, i perseguir aquells que els llegeixen. Aquest és el punt de partida de Fahrenheit 451, una de les novel·les més cèlebres de la ciència-ficció i que, juntament amb 1984 de George Orwell i Un món feliç d'Aldous Huxley, descriu una civilització occidental esclavitzada per la tecnologia, els tranquil·litzants i el conformisme social.Fahrenheit 451 és molt més que una faula sobre un futur aparentment feliç i despreocupat, però gris i sotmès per l'estupidesa humana, aborda temes d'un interès cabdal com ho són el poder, la censura i la importància de la literatura i de la força de la paraula com elements vertebradors del pensament i la responsabilitat social davant de la manipulació dels governants.

32 Fahrenheit 451

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2015-03-18
Description :  In un'allucinante società del futuro si cercano, per bruciarli, gli ultimi libri scampati a una distruzione sistematica e conservati illegalmente. Il romanzo più riuscito del celeberrimo scrittore americano di fantascienza.

33 Short Stories Collection

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2017-03-22
Description :  Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American author and screenwriter. He worked in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery fiction. This is a collection of 20 short stories from his early career. The stories originally appeared in U.S. science fiction magazines between 1940 and 1954.<br />The book includes the following stories:<br /><br />Luana The Living, Polaris, June 1940<br />The Piper, Futuria Fantasia, Volume 1, Number 4 Spring (or Summer) 1940<br />The Wind, Weird Tales, March 1943<br />And Then—The Silence (aka The Silence), Super Science Stories, October 1944<br />Morgue Ship, Planet Stories, Summer 1944<br />The Monster Maker, Planet Stories, Spring 1944<br />Undersea Guardians, Amazing Stories, December 1944<br />Defense Mech, Planet Stories, spring 1946<br />Final Victim, (with Henry Hasse), Amazing Stories, February 1946<br />Lorelei Of The Red Mist, (with Leigh Brackett), Planet Stories, Summer 1946<br />The Creatures That Time Forgot, Planet Stories, Fall, June-August 1946<br />Zero Hour, Planet Stories, fall 1947<br />Jonah Of The Jove-Run, Planet Stories, Spring 1948<br />Pillar Of Fire, Planet Stories, Summer 1948<br />Changeling, Super Science Stories, July 1949<br />I, Mars, Super Science Stories, April 1949<br />Death-Wish, Planet Stories, Fall 1950<br />Outcast Of The Stars (aka The Rocket), Super Science Stories, March 1950<br />A Little Journey, Galaxy Science Fiction, August 1951<br />The Dwarf, Fantastic, January-February 1954<br /><br />Due to copyright restrictions this eBook is available in the United States only.<br />&#xa0;

34 A Pleasure to Burn

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-05-21
Description :  Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 is an enduring masterwork of twentieth-century American literature—a chilling vision of a dystopian future built on the foundations of ignorance, censorship, and brutal repression. The origins and evolution of Bradbury’s darkly magnificent tale are explored in A Pleasure to Burn, a collection of sixteen selected shorter works that prefigure the grand master’s landmark novel. Classic, thematically interrelated stories alongside many crucial lesser-known ones—including, at the collection’s heart, the novellas “Long After Midnight” and “The Fireman”—A Pleasure to Burn is an indispensable companion to the most powerful work of America’s preeminent storyteller, a wondrous confirmation of the inimitable Bradbury’s brilliance, magic . . . and fire.

35 Now and Forever

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2013-04-16
Description :  A journalist bearing terrible news leaps from a still-moving train into a small town of wonderful, impossible secrets . . . <br /><br />The doomed crew of a starship follows their blind, mad captain on a quest into deepest space to joust with destiny, eternity, and God Himself . . . <br /><br />Now and Forever is a bold new work from an incomparable artist whose stories have reshaped America's literary landscape. Two bewitching novellas—each distinctly different, yet uniquely Bradbury—demonstrate the breathtaking range of his undimmed talent and the irrepressible vitality of the mind, spirit, and heart of America's preeminent storyteller.

36 Men of Letters: The Playboy Interview

Author : Playboy, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry Miller, Jean-Paul Sartre, Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, Allen Ginsberg, Tennessee Williams, Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, Saul Bellow, Chuck Palahniuk & Lee Child
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Professional & Technical  Education  Language Arts & Disciplines 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2013-09-19
Description :  About the Series: In mid-1962, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was given a partial transcript of an interview with Miles Davis. It covered jazz, of course, but it also included Davis’s ruminations on race, politics and culture. Fascinated, Hef sent the writer—future Pulitzer Prize–winning author Alex Haley, an unknown at the time—back to glean even more opinion and insight from Davis. The resulting exchange, published in the September 1962 issue, became the first official Playboy Interview and kicked off a remarkable run of public inquisition that continues today—and that has featured just about every cultural titan of the past half century.To celebrate the interview’s 50th anniversary, the editors of Playboy have assembled 13 compilations of the magazine’s most (in)famous interviews—from big mouths and wild men to sports gods and literary mavericks. Here is our collection of 12 interviews with the most riveting writers.

37 Crónicas Marcianas

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2012-12-14
Description :  Esta colección de relatos recoge la crónica de la colonización de Marte por parte de una humanidad que huye de un mundo al borde de la destrucción. Los colonos llevan consigo sus deseos más íntimos y el sueño de reproducir en el Planeta Rojo una civilización de perritos calientes, cómodos sofás y limonada en el porche al atardecer. Pero su equipaje incluye también los&#xa0; miedos ancestrales, que se traducen en odio a lo diferente, y las enfermedades que diezmarán a los marcianos. Conforme a su concepción de lo que debe ser la ciencia ficción, Bradbury se traslada al futuro para iluminar el presente y explorar la naturaleza humana. Escritas en la década de los cuarenta, estas deslumbrantes e intensas historias constituyen un canto contra el racismo, la guerra y la censura, destilando nostalgia e idealismo.<br /><br />Ray Bradbury se consolidó como escritor con esta obra, ahora un clásico de las letras norteamericanas, con su estilo rico, inmediato y conmovedor, que le ha valido el apelativo de poeta de la ciencia ficción.

38 Let's All Kill Constance

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2013-04-30
Description :  On a dismal evening in the previous century, an unnamed writer in Venice, California, answers a furious pounding at his beachfront bungalow door and again admits Constance Rattigan into his life. An aging, once-glamorous Hollywood star, Constance is running in fear from something she dares not acknowledge -- and vanishes as suddenly as she appeared, leaving the narrator two macabre books: twin listings of the Tinseltown dead and soon to be dead, with Constance's name included among them. And so begins an odyssey as dark as it is wondrous, as the writer sets off in a broken-down jalopy with his irascible sidekick Crumley to sift through the ashes of a bygone Hollywood -- a graveyard of ghosts and secrets where each twisted road leads to grim shrines and shattered dreams ... and, all too often, to death.

39 Green Shadows, White Whale

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Performing Arts 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-04-16
Description :  In 1953, the brilliant but terrifying titan of cinema John Huston summons the young writer Ray Bradbury to Ireland. The apprehensive scribe's quest is to capture on paper the fiercest of all literary beasts -- Moby Dick -- in the form of a workable screenplay so the great director can begin filming.<br /><br />But from the moment he sets foot on Irish soil, the author embarks on an unexpected odyssey. Meet congenial IRA terrorists, tippling men of the cloth impish playwrights, and the boyos at Heeber Finn's pub. In a land where myth is reality, poetry is plentiful, and life's misfortunes are always cause for celebration, Green Shadows, White Whale is the grandest tour of Ireland you'll ever experience -- with the irrepressible Ray Bradbury as your enthusiastic guide.

40 Quicker Than the Eye

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2013-04-30
Description :  The internationally acclaimed author of The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury is a magician at the height of his powers, displaying his sorcerer's skill with twenty-one remarkable stories that run the gamut from total reality to light fantastic, from high noon to long after midnight. A true master tells all, revealing the strange secret of growing young and mad; opening a Witch Door that links two intolerant centuries; joining an ancient couple in their wild assassination games; celebrating life and dreams in the unique voice that has favored him across six decades and has enchanted millions of readers the world over.

41 The Ultimate Egoist

Author : Theodore Sturgeon, Paul Williams, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke & Gene Wolfe
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Fantasy  Short Stories 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  1998-11-12
Description :  <i>The Ultimate Egoist</i>, the first volume of <i>The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon</i>, contains the late author's earliest work, written from 1937 to 1940. Although Sturgeon's reach was limited to the lengths of the short story and novelette, his influence was strongly felt by even the most original science fiction stylists, including Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, and Gene Wolfe, each of whom contributes a laudatory foreword. The more than 40 stories here showcase Sturgeon's masterful knack with clever, O. Henry-ish plot twists, sparkling character development, and almost archetypal, why didn't I think of that? story ideas. Early Sturgeon masterpieces include "It," about the violence done by a creature spontaneously born from garbage and mud, and "Helix the Cat," about an inventor's bizarre encounter with a disembodied soul and the cat that saves it. Sturgeon's unique genius is timelessly entertaining.

42 Grave Predictions

Author : Stephen King, Greg Bear, Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale, Carmen Maria Machado, Mark Samuels, Erica L. Satifka, Brian Stableford, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, W.E.B. Du Bois & Kurt Vonnegut
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Adventure  Short Stories 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2016-09-21
Description :  "This is a book of stories intended to describe that hand of mortal destruction in 16 utterly different, yet all apocalyptically stunning ways!" — Harlan Ellison, from the Introduction.<br />These compelling visions of post-apocalyptic societies and dystopian worlds include short stories by some of the most acclaimed authors of&#xa0; our&#xa0;time. Among the noteworthy contributors and their works are Stephen King's "The End of the Whole Mess," "The Pedestrian" by Ray Bradbury, and Arthur C. Clarke's "No Morning After." <br />The first-ever apocalyptic fantasy about global warming, "The End of the World," appears here, in translation from Eugene Mouton's 1872 French-language original. "The Pretence," by Ramsey Campbell, questions the nature and structure of everyday life in the aftermath of a doomsday prediction. In addition, thought-provoking stories by Philip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Greg Bear, Erica L.&#xa0;Satifka, and others offer an end-of-the-world extravaganza for fans of science fiction, horror, and fantasy.<br />"These doomsday tales are highly original, thought provoking, and reality&#xa0;questioning. Recommended as a collection for fans of intriguing and eccentric sci-fi!" — Read Well

43 Forbidden Planets

Author : Peter Crowther, Ray Bradbury & Stephen Baxter
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2006-11-07
Description :  An anthology of science fiction short stories by some of today's top authors to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the science fiction film classic Forbidden Planet. Filled to the brim with provocative tales of worlds where humans were never meant to go.

44 Driving Blind

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2013-04-30
Description :  The incomparable Ray Bradbury is in the driver's seat, off on twenty-one unforgettable excursions through fantasy, time and memory, and there are surprises waiting around every curve and behind each mile marker. The journey promises to be a memorable one.

45 The Golden Apples of the Sun

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2017-08-22
Description :  Ray Bradbury is a modern cultural treasure. His disarming simplicity of style underlies a towering body of work unmatched in metaphorical power by any other American storyteller. And here, presented in a new trade edition, are thirty-two of his most famous tales--prime examples of the poignant and mysterious poetry which Bradbury uniquely uncovers in the depths of the human soul, the otherwordly portraits of outré fascination which spring from the canvas of one of the century's great men of imagination. From a lonely coastal lighthouse to a sixty-million-year-old safary, from the pouring rain of Venus to the ominous silence of a murder scene, Ray Bradbury is our sure-handed guide not only to surprising and outrageous manifestations of the future, but also to the wonders of the present that we could never have imagined on our own.Ray Bradbury is a modern cultural treasure. His disarming simplicity of style underlies a towering body of work unmatched in metaphorical power by any other American storyteller. And here, presented in a new trade edition, are thirty-two of his most famous tales--prime examples of the poignant and mysterious poetry which Bradbury uniquely uncovers in the depths of the human soul, the otherwordly portraits of outre fascination which spring from the canvas of one of the centurys great men of imagination. From a lonely coastal lighthouse to a sixty-million-year-old safari, from the pouring rain of Venus to the ominous silence of a murder scene, Ray Bradbury is our sure-handed guide not only to surprising and outrageous manifestations of the future, but also to the wonders of the present that we could never have imagined on our own.

46 One More Body in the Pool

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Historical 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2016-09-06
Description :  <b>Ray Bradbury, the master of American science fiction, offers an intriguing answer to the question that all writers dread: <i>Where do you get your ideas?</i></b><br />One evening in South Florida, an author is dozing beside a swimming pool in when a stranger interrupts his peace. The newcomer, a self-professed fan and a literary agent of sorts, has a proposal for the author . . . one that may shape the course of literary history. With just a few thousand words, this charming short story from Ray Bradbury may change the way you look at classic literature forever.<br />"One More Body in the Pool" by Ray Bradbury is one of 20 short stories within Mulholland Books's Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the biggest names in mystery from the <i>Strand Magazine </i>archives. View the full series list at mulhollandbooks.com and listen to them all!

47 The Homecoming

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature  Short Stories  Arts & Entertainment  Art & Architecture 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-05-05
Description :  Illustrated classics for adults! Here, Collins Design's WISP series pairs two legendary creators–writer Ray Bradbury and artist Dave McKean–to create an irresistible package perfect for Halloween and all year 'round.<br /><br />The WISP series (Wonderfully Illustrated Short Pieces) represents an ingenious marriage of two creative forces: the artistry of today's foremost illustrators and the literary legacy of beloved authors of popular short works for adults. The resulting offspring of this union are captivating, full–color illustrated editions of timeless classics that readers will want to savor and collect.<br /><br />For the first time ever, the series makes selected popular short works previously offered only in collections available in a unique, stand–alone format. Also for the first time, WISPs harness the talents of top illustrators for the benefit and delight of a new, older audience.<br /><br />This WISP presents Ray Bradbury's The Homecoming, a little boy's tale of his family reunion of vampires. This story was initially published in 1946 and later refashioned into further stories. Bringing this story to life are the wondrous illustrations of Dave McKean, whose delightful artwork perfectly matches the tale.<br /><br />These one–of–a–kind, attractively priced and invitingly formatted illustrated editions will make a great impulse buy and appeal to a broad audience.

48 Darker Terrors

Author : Neil Gaiman, Ramsay Campbell, Ray Bradbury, Harlon Ellison, Gwyneth Jones, Brian Lumney, Michael Marshall-Smith, Caitlín R. Kiernan & Dennis Etchison
Genre :  Horror  Books  Fiction & Literature  Ghost 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2017-03-13
Description :  Between 1995 and 2002, Dark Terrors: The Gollancz Book of Horror was Britain's premier non-themed anthology of original horror stories.<br /><br />Over six volumes, it published some of the biggest names in the field as well as many newcomers who have gone on to forge impressive careers in the genre.<br /><br />Edited by the World Fantasy Award-winning team of Stephen Jones and David A. Sutton, Dark Terrors established itself as a cutting-edge market for some of the most literary and disturbing fiction being produced on both sides of the Atlantic, winning the British Fantasy Award and the International Horror Guild Award in the process.<br /><br />Now Darker Terrors collects together nineteen of the most memorable stories from the original books in a new volume, which also includes reminiscences by both the editors plus an exclusive Index detailing the authors and their work that were included in the legendary anthology series. For fans of superior horror fiction, things just got Darker...

49 Fahrenheit 451

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-03-28
Description :  Escrito após o término da Segunda Guerra Mundial, em 1953, Fahrenheit 451, de Ray Bradubury, revolucionou a literatura com um texto que condena não só a opressão anti-intelectual nazista, mas principalmente o cenário dos anos 1950, revelando sua apreensão numa sociedade opressiva e comandada pelo autoritarismo do mundo pós-guerra. Agora, o título de Bradbury, que morreu recentemente, em 6 de junho de 2012, ganhou nova edição pela Biblioteca Azul, selo de alta literatura e clássicos da Globo Livros, e atualização para a nova ortografia.<br /> A singularidade da obra de Bradbury, se comparada a outras distopias, como Admirável Mundo Novo, de Aldous Huxley, ou 1984, de George Orwell, é perceber uma forma muito mais sutil de totalitarismo, uma que não se liga somente aos regimes que tomaram conta da Europa em meados do século passado. Trata-se da “indústria cultural, a sociedade de consumo e seu corolário ético – a moral do senso comum”, segundo as palavras do jornalista Manuel da Costa Pinto, que assina o prefácio da obra. Graças a esta percepção, Fahrenheit 451 continua uma narrativa atual, alvo de estudos e reflexões constantes.<br /> O livro descreve um governo totalitário, num futuro incerto, mas próximo, que proíbe qualquer livro ou tipo de leitura, prevendo que o povo possa ficar instruído e se rebelar contra o status quo. Tudo é controlado e as pessoas só têm conhecimento dos fatos por aparelhos de TVs instalados em suas casas ou em praças ao ar livre. A leitura deixou de ser meio para aquisição de conhecimento crítico e tornou-se tão instrumental quanto a vida dos cidadãos, suficiente apenas para que saibam ler manuais e operar aparelhos.<br /> Fahrenheit 451 tornou-se um clássico não só na literatura, mas também no cinema. Em 1966, o diretor François Truffaut adaptou o livro e lançou o filme de mesmo nome estrelado por Oskar Werner e Julie Christie.

50 Dear Santa

Author : Ray Bradbury
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2016-12-06
Description :  <b>Ray Bradbury's strange, magical, and unsettling story of a grown boy bent on understanding the man behind the beard, red coat, and hat at his local department store.</b><br />An adolescent boy stands patiently in the back of the long line of children waiting to sit on the lap of their local Santa Claus. Why is he there? What does he intend? What mysterious hopes does he hold for this holiday season? The answer arrives following a cryptic interaction between the two, when the reality of the boy's awareness and the goals of the man in the red suit become clear.<br />"Dear Santa" by Ray Bradbury is one of 20 short stories within Mulholland Books's Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the biggest names in mystery from the <i>Strand Magazine</i> archives. View the full series list at mulhollandbooks.com and listen to them all!



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