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The illustrated man

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1967.
Series: Grand master editions.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : Bantam ed., June 1967View all editions and formats
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"The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury--a collection of tales that breathe and move, animated by sharp, intaken breath and flexing muscle. Here are eighteen startling visions of humankind's destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin--visions as keen as the tattooist's needle and as colorful as the inks that indelibly stain the body. The images, ideas, sounds and scents that abound in this phantasmagoric  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 055327449X 9780553274493 9781439526477 1439526478
OCLC Number: 23659875
Notes: "Bantam spectrabook."
Description: [186] pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The illustrated man --
The Veldt --
Kaleidoscope --
The other foot --
The highway --
The man --
The long rain --
The rocket man --
The fire balloons --
The last night of the world --
The exiles --
No particular night or morning --
The fox and the forest --
The visitor --
The concrete mixer --
Marionettes, Inc. --
The city --
Zero hour --
The rocket --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Grand master editions.
Responsibility: Ray Bradbury.

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"The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury--a collection of tales that breathe and move, animated by sharp, intaken breath and flexing muscle. Here are eighteen startling visions of humankind's destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin--visions as keen as the tattooist's needle and as colorful as the inks that indelibly stain the body. The images, ideas, sounds and scents that abound in this phantasmagoric sideshow are provocative and powerful: the mournful cries of celestial travelers cast out cruelly into a vast, empty space of stars and blackness ... the sight of gray dust settling over a forgotten outpost on a road that leads nowhere ... the pungent odor of Jupiter on a returning father's clothing. Here living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, Martian invasions are foiled by the good life and the glad hand, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets. Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth, widely believed to be one of the Grandmaster's premier accomplishments: as exhilarating as interplanetary travel, as maddening as a walk in a million-year rain, and as comforting as simple, familiar rituals on the last night of the world."--Publisher's description.

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