The Lost Bradbury: Forgotten Tales of Ray Bradbury

The Lost Bradbury: Forgotten Tales of Ray Bradbury

by Ray Bradbury
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The Lost Bradbury: Forgotten Tales of Ray Bradbury by Ray Bradbury

Imagine having the power to see briefly into the future, or being able to kill someone through a magic candle. Imagine someone playing war like a childhood game and winning, or going to Mars and yet seeing Earth and people from one's memory. These characters are from a few of Ray Bradbury's previously uncollected early tales that are gathered in this compilation. In these stories, we get a clear glimpse of the beginnings of this SF master. Mars, even then, is already hostile and unwelcoming to colonizing Earthmen, and yet, at the same time, it is also portrayed as just another planet, with creatures ready to strike back and defend their home. Bradbury's work, whether science fiction set in space or in Mars, or horror stories and suspense, are always a treat to read. They show psychological depth and sophistication, holding up a mirror to us from which we can see our foibles and strengths, and all the characteristics that make us human.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940043341563
Publisher: Wonder Audiobooks, LLC
Publication date: 10/04/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 193,626
File size: 232 KB

About the Author

In a career spanning more than 70 years, Ray Bradbury(1920-2012) inspired generations of readers to dream, think, and create. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451and short stories like "The Veldt," Bradbury was a prolific author of fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction. Upon his death,The New York Times called him "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream."


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

August 22, 1920

Place of Birth:

Waukegan, Illinois


Attended schools in Waukegan, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California

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The Lost Bradbury: Forgotten Tales of Ray Bradbury 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
JULIANN1 More than 1 year ago
I agree with the previous reviewer that these stories do not give much of a hint of Bradbury's mature work. They aren't meant to—they are his very earliest work, as he was trying his wings. Utube has several interviews in which he discusses his working method from the beginning—a story a week, no matter what. "If you keep at it," he says, "one day you will write something good, and then you're on your way." These stories are extremely interesting from the aspect of his developing mind. I enjoyed them very much, though they definitely aren't very good. He was a great man and a great writer. If this book isn't for you, he left plenty of short story collections that are wonderful. Enjoy him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is geeat, early Bradbury. It may seem very dated by todays standard but this is the stuff that started it all. Meant to be snippets you can get a taste for the authors style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ray bradbury was one of the all time grear writers. But you wouldnt be able to tell that from this collection. I understand that every writer has to start somewhere and grow from there but with the exception of select few stories in this collection its quite obvious why the rest were "lost".
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When are the classic Bradbury ebooks going to be rleased?
Athena Sferas More than 1 year ago
i dont know about it