Ray Bradbury Stories Volume 2, Paperback Book
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A scintillating collection of stories from the master of science fiction.

Since the beginning of his career in the 1940s, Ray Bradbury has become synonymous with great science fiction from the pulp comic books of his early work to his adaptations for television, stage and screen and most notably for his masterpiece, 'Fahrenheit 451'.

Bradbury has done a rare thing; to capture both the popular and literary imagination.

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.

This is the second of two volumes offering the very best of his short stories including 'The Garbage Collector', 'The Machineries of Joy' and 'The Toynbee Convector'.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 976 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780007280582

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I found this collection to be like a box of high quality chocolates in that I only wanted to read a few at a time and some of them weren't to my taste but the good ones were worth savouring slowly. Hence the six months it's taken me to read both volumes.These stories are excellent, a really huge hotch potch of different types set in wide ranging locations, from a putative Mars to a back garden. Some were straightforward, but most had an interesting quirk or twist that made them unusual, with fantasy as well as science fiction. Nor are they dated either.The stories ranged in quality but I had no idea Ray wrote quite so prolifically, especially where short stories are concerned.

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