The Stories of Ray Bradbury

The Stories of Ray Bradbury

A volume of 100 top-selected stories by the iconic writer includes Martian tales, pieces inspired by life in Mexico and offbeat reminiscences of a childhood in Green Town, Illinois.

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0307269051

Category: Fiction

Page: 1059

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A volume of 100 top-selected stories by the iconic writer includes Martian tales, pieces inspired by life in Mexico and offbeat reminiscences of a childhood in Green Town, Illinois. By the National Medal of Arts-winning author of Fahrenheit 451.
Categories: Fiction

The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury

The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury

In this new edition, editors William F. Touponce and Jonathan R. Eller present for the first time the stories of Ray Bradbury in the order in which they were written.

Author: Jonathan R. Eller

Publisher:

ISBN: 1606353020

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 544

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The original versions of an American master's best-known tales Though it highlights just one year of writing, this third volume of The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury represents a crucial moment at the midpoint of his first full decade as a professional writer. The original versions of the 1940s stories recovered for The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury, presented in the order in which they were written and first sent off to find life in the magazine market, suggest that Bradbury's masks didn't always appeal to his editors. The Volume 3 stories were all written between March 1944 and March 1945, and the surviving letters of this period reveal the private conflict raging between Bradbury's efforts to define a distinct style and creative vision at home in Los Angeles and the tyranny of genre requirements imposed by the distant pulp publishing world in New York. Most of the twenty-two stories composed during this pivotal year in his development reflect the impact of these creative pressures. This period also produced important markers in his maturing creativity with "The Miracles of Jamie," "Invisible Boy," and "Ylla," which were among the first wave of Bradbury tales to reach the mainstream markets. The early versions of Bradbury's stories recovered for Volume 3, some emerging from his surviving typescripts and several that restore lost text preserved only in the rare Canadian serial versions, provide an unprecedented snapshot of his writing and his inspirations. Underlying this year of creativity was the expanding world of readings in modern and contemporary literature that would prove to be a crucial factor in his development as a master storyteller. The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury is edited in compliance with the highest scholarly standards by the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies and bears the Modern Language Association's seal of approval for scholarly editions. Each volume includes a general introduction, biographical timeline, summary of unpublished stories, historical commentaries for each story, textual apparatus, and a chronological catalog.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ray Bradbury Stories

Ray Bradbury Stories

A scintillating collection of stories from the master of science fiction.

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007280582

Category: Fantasy fiction, American

Page: 846

View: 966

Within these pages the reader will be transported to foreign and extraordinary worlds, become transfixed by visions of the past, present, and future and be left humbled and inspired by one of most absorbing and engaging writers of this century, and the last.
Categories: Fantasy fiction, American

Killer Come Back To Me The Crime Stories of Ray Bradbury

Killer  Come Back To Me  The Crime Stories of Ray Bradbury

No other writer has ever rivaled the imagination and narrative gifts of Ray Bradbury, and the 20 unforgettable stories in this collection demonstrate this singular writer's extraordinary range, influence and emotional power.

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 9781789095401

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 948

Celebrating Ray Bradbury's centennial, a deluxe illustrated commemorative collection of his finest crime stories -- tales as strange and wonderful as his signature fantasy. Time travelers...dark carnivals...living automata...and detectives? Honoring the 100th birthday of Ray Bradbury, renowned author of Fahrenheit 451, this new, definitive collection of the master's less well-known crime fiction, published in a high-grade premium collectible edition, features classic stories and rare gems, a number of which became episodes of ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS and THE RAY BRADBURY THEATER, including the tale Bradbury called "one of the best stories in any field that I have ever written." Is it murder to destroy a robot if it looks and speaks and thinks and feels like a human being? Can a ventriloquist be incriminated by the testimony of his own dummy? Can a time traveler prevent his younger self from killing the woman they both loved? And can the survivor of a pair of Siamese twins investigate his own brother's murder? No other writer has ever rivaled the imagination and narrative gifts of Ray Bradbury, and the 20 unforgettable stories in this collection demonstrate this singular writer's extraordinary range, influence and emotional power.
Categories: Fiction

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

Details each of Bradbury's writings from initial draft through various editions, providing sample pages showing Bradbury's drafts and revisions and side-by-side sections of novels and short stories that compare the way Bradbury's work ...

Author: Jonathan R. Eller

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 0873387791

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 570

View: 100

Details each of Bradbury's writings from initial draft through various editions, providing sample pages showing Bradbury's drafts and revisions and side-by-side sections of novels and short stories that compare the way Bradbury's work appeared in different published sources.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Ray Bradbury Stories

Ray Bradbury Stories

One hundred classic stories from the celebrated author of Fahrenheit 451.

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007497683

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

View: 782

One hundred classic stories from the celebrated author of Fahrenheit 451.
Categories: Fiction

BEST OF RAY BRADBURY

BEST OF RAY BRADBURY

Each adaptation is accompanied by a preface by Bradbury, offering insight into the inspiration for the story, and each artist is paired with a story that suits his artwork perfectly.

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: iBooks

ISBN: 1596874856

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 162

View: 382

Gr. 6-up. Here's a collection that will have graphic novel fans and die-hard Bradbury readers scrambling for the shelves. Some of the best artists in the business have adapted the author's short stories for the comics page. Each adaptation is accompanied by a preface by Bradbury, offering insight into the inspiration for the story, and each artist is paired with a story that suits his artwork perfectly. Among the best are "Come into My Cellar," from Dave Gibbons (of Watchmen fame), a Tales from the Crypt -like story of invaders from outer space, complete with a cliff-hanger ending and retro artwork, and "The Golden Apples of the Sun," adapted by P. Craig Russell (Sandman), an interstellar exploration of the uninhabitable star. A wonderful showcase of graphic novel artists and a great introduction for readers new to Bradbury's dark fantasy world. -Carlos Orellana
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Conversations with Ray Bradbury

Conversations with Ray Bradbury

Presents a collection of interviews with twentieth-century novelist, short story writer, and playwright, Ray Bradbury, that covers five decades of his life and works.

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578066417

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 191

Presents a collection of interviews with twentieth-century novelist, short story writer, and playwright, Ray Bradbury, that covers five decades of his life and works.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 0871295717

Category: One-act plays

Page: 40

View: 372

Categories: One-act plays

I Sing the Body Electric

I Sing the Body Electric

Each of these magnificient creations has something to tell us about our own humanity--and all of their fates await you in this new trade edition of twenty-eight classic Bradbury stories and one luscious poem.

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062242280

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 162

The mind of Ray Bradbury is a wonder-filled carnival of delight and terror that stretches from the verdant Irish countryside to the coldest reaches of outer space. Yet all his work is united by one common thread: a vivid and profound understanding of the vast seet of emotionsthat bring strength and mythic resonance to our frail species. Ray Bradbury characters may find themselves anywhere and anywhen. A horrified mother may give birth to a strange blue pyramid. A man may take Abraham Linkoln out of the grave--and meet another who puts him back. An amazing Electrical Grandmother may come to live with a grieving family. An old parrort may have learned over long evenings to imitate the voice of Ernest Hemingway, and become the last link to the last link to the great man. A priest on Mars may confront his fondest dream: to meet the Messiah. Each of these magnificient creations has something to tell us about our own humanity--and all of their fates await you in this new trade edition of twenty-eight classic Bradbury stories and one luscious poem. Travel on an unpredictable and unforgettable literary journey--safe in the hands of the century's great men of imagination. The mind of Ray Bradbury is a wonder-filled carnival of delight and terror that stretches from the verdant Irish countryside to the coldest reaches of outer space. Yet all his work is united by one common thread: a vivid and profound understanding of the vast set of emotions that bring strength and mythic resonance to our frail species. Ray Bradbury characters may find themselves anywhere and anywhen. A horrified mother may give birth to a strange blue pyramid. A man may take Abraham Lincoln out of the grave--and meet another who puts him back. An amazing Electrical Grandmother may come to live with a grieving family. An old parrot may have learned over long evenings to imitate the voice of Ernest Hemingway, and became the last link to the great man. A priest on Mars may confront his fondest dream: to meet the Messiah. Each of these magnificent creations has something to tell us about our humanity--and all of their fates await you in this new trade edition of twenty-eight classic Bradbury stories and one luscious poem. Travel on an unpredictable and unforgettable literary journey--safe in the hands of one the centurys great men of imagination.
Categories: Fiction

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

Presents a collection of critical essays about the works of Ray Bradbury.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438131092

Category: Science fiction, American

Page: 246

View: 853

Presents a collection of critical essays about the works of Ray Bradbury.
Categories: Science fiction, American

Bradbury Stories

Bradbury Stories

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.

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062302113

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

View: 156

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. 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. 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.
Categories: Fiction

The Toynbee Convector

The Toynbee Convector

From “one of science fiction’s grand masters” (Library Journal), a new reissue of Ray Bradbury’s The Toynbee Convector: a collection of twenty-two stories, including the continuing saga of H.G. Well’s time traveler and his Toynbee ...

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982105150

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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From “one of science fiction’s grand masters” (Library Journal), a new reissue of Ray Bradbury’s The Toynbee Convector: a collection of twenty-two stories, including the continuing saga of H.G. Well’s time traveler and his Toynbee Convector, a ghost on the Orient Express, and a bored man who creates his own genuine Egyptian mummy. The world’s only time traveler finally reveals his secret. An old man’s memory of World War I conjures ghostly parachutists. An Egyptian mummy turns up in an Illinois cornfield. A lonely Martian prepares to face his doom. From the iconic author of Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Martian Chronicles, and The Illustrated Man, The Toynbee Convector is a true cause for celebration. The twenty-two classic tales in this special Ray Bradbury collection begin in the familiar rooms and landscapes of our lives, in common thoughts and memories, and then take off into the farthest reaches of the imagination. “The fiction creates the truth in this lovely exercise in utopian dreaming” (Publishers Weekly)—stunning stories that could only come from the brilliant mind of Ray Bradbury.
Categories: Fiction

Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction

Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction

Centred around diverse interpretations of the Elliott Family stories, this collection of critical essays recovers the Elliotts for academic purposes by exploring how they form a collective gothic mythos while ranging across distinct themes.

Author: Miranda Corcoran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429560354

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

View: 909

Detailing the adventures of a supernatural clan of vampires, witches, and assorted monstrosities, Ray Bradbury’s Elliott family stories are a unique component of his extensive literary output. Written between 1946 and 1994, Bradbury eventually quilted the stories together into a novel, From the Dust Returned (2001), making it a creative project that spanned his adult life. Not only do the stories focus on a single familial unit, engaging with overlapping twentieth-century themes of family, identity and belonging, they were also unique in their time, interrogating post-war American ideologies of domestic unity while reinventing and softening gothic horror for the Baby Boomer generation. Centred around diverse interpretations of the Elliott Family stories, this collection of critical essays recovers the Elliotts for academic purposes by exploring how they form a collective gothic mythos while ranging across distinct themes. Essays included discuss the diverse ways in which the Elliott stories pose questions about difference and Otherness in America; engage with issues of gender, sexuality, and adolescence; and interrogate complex discourses surrounding history, identity, community, and the fantasy of family.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Orbiting Ray Bradbury s Mars

Orbiting Ray Bradbury  s Mars

This essay collection explores the life and work of science fiction doyen Ray Bradbury from a variety of perspectives.

Author: Gloria McMillan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786475766

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 369

"A fresh, wide-ranging investigation...interdisciplinary approach is brilliant...a most worthy addition to the library of any reader or institution...engaging and interesting. McMillan has collected a refreshing wide variety of essays addressing previously unexplored topics of Bradbury, place, race, and even the actual Mars itself from disparate and enlightening perspectives."--SFRA Review "A distinguished cast of scholars contributes to this powerful and intricately knit exploration...a valuable academic resource...each essay is packed with astute analysis and extensive research...the book provides a lasting contribution to Bradburry studies."--Science Fiction Studies "A fine addition to the literature of Bradbury analysis, this book will appeal to scientists and non-scientists alike, and all those who have a fascination with Mars."--Sun News Miami This essay collection explores the life and work of science fiction doyen Ray Bradbury from a variety of perspectives. Noting the impact of the Southwest on Bradbury, some of the essays analyze Bradbury's southwest metaphors: colonial pollution of a pristine ecology, the impacts of a colonial invasion upon an indigenous population, the meeting of cultures with different values and physical aspects. Other essays view Bradbury via the lens of post-colonialism, drawing parallels between such works as The Martian Chronicles and real-life colonialism and its effects. Another essay views Bradbury sociologically, analyzing border issues in his 1947 New Yorker story "I See You Never," written long before the issue of Mexican deportees appeared on the American literary horizon. From the scientific side, four essays by astronomers document how Bradbury formed the minds of many budding scientists with his vision. On August 22, 2012, the Martian landing site of the Curiosity rover in the Gale Crater was named "Bradbury." This honor shows that Bradbury forms a significant link between the worlds of fiction and planetary science.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Machineries of Joy

The Machineries of Joy

One of Ray Bradbury’s classic short story collections, available in ebook for the first time.

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007539833

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

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One of Ray Bradbury’s classic short story collections, available in ebook for the first time.
Categories: Fiction

Masks

Masks

MASK CONTAINS 7 PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED NOVELLAS AND SHORT STORIES BY RAY BRADBURY.

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Gauntlet Press

ISBN: 193426704X

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

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MASK CONTAINS 7 PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED NOVELLAS AND SHORT STORIES BY RAY BRADBURY.
Categories: Fiction

Ray Bradbury Stories

Ray Bradbury Stories

A scintillating collection of stories from the master of science fiction.

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007497690

Category: Fiction

Page: 976

View: 141

A scintillating collection of stories from the master of science fiction.
Categories: Fiction

Post Jungian Psychology and the Short Stories of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut

Post Jungian Psychology and the Short Stories of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut

Bradbury Speaks: Too Soon from the Cave, Too Far from the Stars. New York:
Harper Perennial, 2006. Print. ———. Bradbury Stories. New York: HarperCollins
, 2003. Print. ———. The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury, A Critical Edition: ...

Author: Steve Gronert Ellerhoff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317384922

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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In this book, Steve Gronert Ellerhoff explores short stories by Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut, written between 1943 and 1968, with a post-Jungian approach. Drawing upon archetypal theories of myth from Joseph Campbell, James Hillman and their forbearer C. G. Jung, Ellerhoff demonstrates how short fiction follows archetypal patterns that can illuminate our understanding of the authors, their times, and their culture. In practice, a post-Jungian ‘mythodology’ is shown to yield great insights for the literary criticism of short fiction. Chapters in this volume carefully contextualise and historicize each story, including Bradbury and Vonnegut’s earliest and most imaginatively fantastic works. The archetypal constellations shaping Vonnegut’s early works are shown to be war and fragmentation, while those in Bradbury’s are family and the wholeness of the sun. Analysis is complemented by the explored significance of illustrations that featured alongside the stories in their first publications. By uncovering the ways these popular writers redressed old myths in new tropes—and coined new narrative elements for hopes and fears born of their era—the book reveals a fresh method which can be applied to all imaginative short stories, increasing understanding and critical engagement. Post-Jungian Psychology and the Short Stories of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut is an important text for a number of fields, from Jungian and Post-Jungian studies to short story theoriesand American studies to Bradbury and Vonnegut studies. Scholars and students of literature will come away with a renewed appreciation for an archetypal approach to criticism, while the book will also be of great interest to practising depth psychologists seeking to incorporate short stories into therapy.
Categories: Literary Criticism