Summer Morning, Summer Night (Paperback)

Author: Bradbury, Ray

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Publisher Diamond Comic Distributors
Mfg Part# 9781596063068
SKU 215320422
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1596063068
Release Date 2/18/2013
Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 5.75L x 0.5T
Author Info
Ray Bradbury
Before he was 14, Ray Bradbury and his family moved several times to and from Waukegan, Illinois, where he was born, to Tucson, Arizona. In 1934 they moved to Los Angeles, where Bradbury has since spent most of life. After graduating from high school in 1938, he sold newspapers for four years on L. A. sidewalks, while publishing his own amateur science fiction magazine, his first story sale not coming until 1941. Turning his attention to full-time writing in 1943, Bradbury continued to write short stories, the best of which he compiled in 1947's DARK CARNIVAL collection. Through the 1950s and well into the 1960s, Bradbury was the reigning king of science fiction. Starting with the masterpiece THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES (1950), Bradbury's output from this period is fairly littered with classics; FAHRENHEIT 451 (1951), the collections THE ILLUSTRATED MAN (1951) and THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN (1953), SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES (1962), and the I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC collection (1969). Over his career, he has received numerous awards and honors, including having a crater on the moon named after his novel DANDELION WINE. His writing continued apace, but Bradbury began branching out in the 1960s, exploring scriptwriting, lecturing, and architecture; he served as a consultant on Walt Disney World's Epcot Center, the United States Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair, as well as on other structures around the country. Though not much of his written work has been explicitly "science fiction," it has often contained enough of an element of the fantastic that he is primarily considered to be a science fiction writer. Even so, Bradbury has earned a prominent place in the pantheon of American literature.
"[A] lyrical feast..." (Starred review.)
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Annotation This volume collects 27 short pieces by speculative fiction wiz Ray Bradbury, 17 of which have never before been published. Bradbury takes readers once again to his reimagined American heartland: Green Town, Illinois, is the setting for several of Bradbury's works, and the stories in SUMMER MORNING, SUMMER NIGHT--some of which were written with an eye towards a novel--are full of new mysteries, romances, and local personalities. This is a wonderful addition to anyone's Ray Bradbury library.

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