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The Illustrated Man That The Illustrated Man Has Remained In Print Since Being Published In 1951 Is Fair Testimony To The Universal Appeal Of Ray Bradbury S Work Only His Second Collection The First Was Dark Carnival, Later Reworked Into The October Country , It Is A Marvelous, If Mostly Dark, Quilt Of Science Fiction, Fantasy, And Horror In An Ingenious Framework To Open And Close The Book, Bradbury Presents Himself As A Nameless Narrator Who Meets The Illustrated Man A Wanderer Whose Entire Body Is A Living Canvas Of Exotic Tattoos What S Even Remarkable, And Increasingly Disturbing, Is That The Illustrations Are Themselves Magically Alive, And Each Proceeds To Unfold Its Own Story, Such As The Veldt, Wherein Rowdy Children Take A Game Of Virtual Reality Way Over The Edge Or Kaleidoscope, A Heartbreaking Portrait Of Stranded Astronauts About To Reenter Our Atmosphere Without The Benefit Of A Spaceship Or Zero Hour, In Which Invading Aliens Have Discovered A Most Logical Ally Our Own Children Even Though Most Were Written In The 1940s And 1950s, These 18 Classic Stories Will Be Just As Chillingly Effective 50 Years From NowStanley WiaterContents Prologue The Illustrated Man Ss The Veldt The World The Children Made Ss The Saturday Evening Post Sep 23 50 Kaleidoscope Ss Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct 49 The Other Foot Ss New Story Magazine Mar 51 The Highway As By Leonard Spalding Ss Copy Spr 50 The Man Ss Thrilling Wonder Stories Feb 49 The Long Rain Death By Rain Ss Planet Stories Sum 50 The Rocket Man Ss Maclean S Mar 1 51 The Fire Balloons In This Sign Ss Imagination Apr 51 The Last Night Of The World Ss Esquire Feb 51 The Exiles The Mad Wizards Of Mars Ss Maclean S Sep 15 49 FSF Win 50 No Particular Night Or Morning Ss The Fox And The Forest To The Future Ss Colliers May 13 50 The Visitor Ss Startling Stories Nov 48 The Concrete Mixer Ss Thrilling Wonder Stories Apr 49 Marionettes, Inc Marionettes, Inc Ss Startling Stories Mar 49 The City Purpose Ss Startling Stories Jul 50 Zero Hour Ss Planet Stories Fll 47 The Rocket Outcast Of The Stars Ss Super Science Stories Mar 50 Epilogue Aw

About the Author: Ray Bradbury

American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938 Although his formal education ended there, he became a student of life, selling newspapers on L.A street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter He bec American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938 Although his formal education ended there, he became a student of life, selling newspapers on L.A street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter He became a full time writer in 1943, and contributed numerous short stories to periodicals before publishing a collection of them, Dark Carnival, in 1947 His reputation as a writer of courage and vision was established with the publication of The Martian Chronicles in 1950, which describes the first attempts of Earth people to conquer and colonize Mars, and the unintended consequences Next came The Illustrated Man and then, in 1953, Fahrenheit 451, which many consider to be Bradbury s masterpiece, a scathing indictment of censorship set in a future world where the written word is forbidden In an attempt to salvage their history and culture, a group of rebels memorize entire works of literature and philosophy as their books are burned by the totalitarian state Other works include The October Country, Dandelion Wine, A Medicine for Melancholy, Something Wicked This Way Comes, I Sing the Body Electric , Quicker Than the Eye, and Driving Blind. In all, Bradbury has publishedthan thirty books, close to 600 short stories, and numerous poems, essays, and plays His short stories have appeared inthan 1,000 school curriculum recommended reading anthologies Ray Bradbury s work has been included in four Best American Short Story collections He has been awarded the O Henry Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America, the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award, among others In November 2000, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters was conferred upon Mr Bradbury at the 2000 National Book Awards Ceremony in New York City Ray Bradbury has never confined his vision to the purely literary He has been nominated for an Academy Award for his animated film Icarus Montgolfier Wright , and has won an Emmy Award for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree He adapted sixty five of his stories for television s Ray Bradbury Theater He was the creative consultant on the United States Pavilion at the 1964 New York World s Fair In 1982 he created the interior metaphors for the Spaceship Earth display at Epcot Center, Disney World, and later contributed to the conception of the Orbitron space ride at Euro Disney, France Married since 1947, Mr Bradbury and his wife Maggie lived in Los Angeles with their numerous cats Together, they raised four daughters and had eight grandchildren Sadly, Maggie passed away in November of 2003 On the occasion of his 80th birthday in August 2000, Bradbury said, The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter because some new idea has hit me The feeling I have every day is very much the same as it was when I was twelve In any event, here I am, eighty years old, feeling no different, full of a great sense of joy, and glad for the long life that has been allowed me I have good plans for the next ten or twenty years, and I hope you ll come along

10 thoughts on “The Illustrated Man

  1. says:

    Ray Bradbury was an absolute master storyteller whose writing was creative and full of moments of pure bitter irony he was an imaginative genius, nothingnothing less Bradbury picks the bones of society clean he gnaws at them until he exposes the reality of the marrow beneath Each story in here has a piece of wisdom to

  2. says:

    I read a review once that described Robert A Heinlein as a creepy old uncle who drinks too much at parties and who makes embarrassing comments, but who everyone likes in spite of his outdated ways kind of a loveable rogue Ray Bradbury, similar but by contrast, is like the dotty old professor whom everyone cannot help but lo...

  3. says:

    The first few stories were AMAZING, and with the exception of a fewthat I enjoyed later on, the rest of the stories were pretty boring They were all really futuristic and most had to do with Mars in some way, which I thought was cool Most of the stories also had very clear moral lessons, so they re great stories to read aloud maybe not

  4. says:

    he was a riot of rockets and fountains and people, in such intricate detail and color that you could hear the voices murmuring small and muted, from the crowds that inhabited his body When his flesh twitched, the tiny mouths flickered, the tiny green and gold eyes winked, the tiny pink hands gestured There were yellow meadows and blue rivers and

  5. says:

    Una muy bella compilaci n de historias que Ray Bradbury fue publicando en diferentes revistas entre los a os 47 y 51 Rese a detallada de cada cuento en Gracias a los Libros.

  6. says:

    Segundo intento de colgar la mini review Antes se me ha quedado colgado y se me ha borrado todo, hasta el libro de la estanter a, cagoent.Una colecci n variopinta de relatos, todos con muy buena calidad Las historias se me han hecho cortas y muchas me han sabido a poco, cosa que es muy buena se al.Mis preferidos La pradera Me dej muy mal cuerpo, esos ni os tan cr

  7. says:

    This is one of Ray Bradbury s earliest collections of short stories, and the concept behind is quite brilliant On an early September day in Wisconsin, the unnamed narrator meets the eponymous Illustrated Man a wandering carnie with incredible images tattooed across his body They are detailed, colorful and mysterious, and able to move on their own the narrator counts eight

  8. says:

    Better than I expected and I expected a lot.Like Martian chronicle this is book of sci fi short stories and like Martian chronicle there is lotgoing on beneath the surface.As with all short story collections not all of stories are...

  9. says:

    Dimmi che tatuaggio hai e ti dir chi sei.Un uomo completamente ricoperto di tatuaggi ogni tatuaggio una maledizione Tutti i giorni, infatti, al calar del sole, questi si animano raccontando storie di un disperato futuro.Quando la fantascienza racconta forze e debolezze dell Uomo Diciotto storie che pongono domande e sono riflessione di Vita e di MorteSecondo me c una Verit...

  10. says:

    Bradbury is The Man The stories comprised in this book are both disturbing and serene, ranging from the innocent cruelty of children to the desperate longing of Man for the deep, unknown outer space.

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