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The Bradbury Chronicles: Stories in Honor of Ray Bradbury

The Bradbury Chronicles: Stories in Honor of Ray Bradbury

by William F. Nolan
     
 

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A collection of 22 stories gathered together in tribute to Ray Bradbury, including a story of his own, "The Troll". Other stories featured include "Feed the Baby of Love" by Orson Scott Card, "Centigrade 233" by Gregory Benford, and "The November Game" by F. Paul Wilson.

Overview

A collection of 22 stories gathered together in tribute to Ray Bradbury, including a story of his own, "The Troll". Other stories featured include "Feed the Baby of Love" by Orson Scott Card, "Centigrade 233" by Gregory Benford, and "The November Game" by F. Paul Wilson.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This latest project by ubiquitous anthologist Greenberg gathers 21 original stories in homage to Ray Bradbury, along with a cloying introduction by co-editor Nolan, a brief appreciation of Bradbury by Isaac Asimov, and a story and a memoir by Bradbury himself. Far too many of these tales are direct sequels to or spin-offs from such Bradbury classics as Dandelion Wine and Something Wicked This Way Comes. James Kisner's ``May 2000: The Tombstones'' is an uninspired rerun of ``Mars Is Heaven!'' and even reliable writers Roberta Lannes and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro offer dull follow-ups to better, older tales. Nor do the lesser-known names excel: Bruce Francis's ``The Inheritance'' is bloated and vague, while Norman Corwin's ``The Muse'' is nothing more than an adoring fan letter to Bradbury. The few entries that rise above the rest do so because the authors have retained their own characteristic styles while invoking the Bradbury canon. Gregory Benford's ``Centigrade 233'' is an effective variation on Fahrenheit 451 , Ed Gorman's ``The Wind from Midnight'' is a touching view of the sad world of carnival freaks, and Charles L. Grant's ``One Life, in an Hourglass'' offers a genuine chill at the end. Though a few tales are worthy salutes to the master, Bradbury's work has inspired many stories superior to those gathered here. (Nov.)
Library Journal
A stellar array of authors including Orson Scott Card, Gregory Benford, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and Charles L. Grant contribute stories in honor of sf grandmaster Bradbury's 50-year (and still counting) career in imaginative fiction. From James Kisner's eerie sequel to Bradbury's ``Mars Is Heaven'' (``May 2000: The Tombstones'') to editor Nolan's own affectionate spoof of the Bradbury opus (``The Dandelion Chronicles''), this collection of 22 original stories plus a tribute by Isaac Asimov exhibits the lasting effect of one man on a half-century of literature. The stories themselves are generally of high quality. The literary tribute is becoming a popular theme for short story collections--and this volume is one of the better examples. Recommended for large sf collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451451958
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/1992
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Martin H. Greenberg was honored in 1995 by the Mystery Writers of America with the Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing. He is also the recipient of two Anthony awards. Mystery Scene magazine called him "the best mystery anthologist since Ellery Queen." He has compiled more than 1,000 anthologies and is the president of TEKNO books. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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