The Illustrated Man

Ray Bradbury February 14, 2020

The Illustrated Man Ray Bradbury 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 booThat 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 now.Cover Illustration Peter Goodfellow

The Illustrated Man Ray Bradbury

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