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PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Illustrated Man books 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 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 more 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. --Stanley WiaterContents: Prologue: The Illustrated Man ss * The Veldt [The World the Children Made] ss The Saturday Evening Post Sep 23 50 Kaleidoscope ss Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct 49 The Other Foot ss New Story Magazine Mar 51 The Highway [as by Leonard Spalding] ss Copy Spr 50 The Man ss Thrilling Wonder Stories Feb 49 The Long Rain [Death-by-Rain] ss Planet Stories Sum 50 The Rocket Man ss Macleans Mar 1 51 The Fire Balloons [In This Sign...] ss Imagination Apr 51 The Last Night of the World ss Esquire Feb 51 The Exiles [The Mad Wizards of Mars] ss Macleans Sep 15 49; F&SF Win 50 No Particular Night or Morning ss * The Fox and the Forest [To the Future] ss Colliers May 13 50 The Visitor ss Startling Stories Nov 48 The Concrete Mixer ss Thrilling Wonder Stories Apr 49 Marionettes, Inc. [Marionettes, Inc.] ss Startling Stories Mar 49 The City [Purpose] ss Startling Stories Jul 50 Zero Hour ss Planet Stories Fll 47 The Rocket [Outcast of the Stars] ss Super Science Stories Mar 50 Epilogue aw *

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