You could hear the voices murmuring, small and muted, from the crowds that inhabited his body.
A peerless American storyteller, Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury— eighteen startling visions of humankind’s destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin. In this phantasmagoric sideshow, 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. Provocative and powerful, Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth—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.
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In addition, we find the wistful, nostalgic tone—a Bradbury trademark—and his preoccupation with children and the most child-like of technologies: namely spaceships, human-like robots...Read Full Review of The Illustrated Man | See more reviews from Blog Critics
In this book of 18 science fiction short stories published in 1951, Bradbury explores the nature of mankind.Read Full Review of The Illustrated Man
These stories move easily between the warm, sweet bedtime story, to the haunting tales that will live with you forever.Read Full Review of The Illustrated Man
Bradbury is the master of the short story and you won't be disappointed by any of these 18 gems.Read Full Review of The Illustrated Man
Every story in this anthology is worth reading alone and together they make an odd narrative about the human condition that adds to each of them and takes you on a journey you didn't even know you were taking until it's over.Read Full Review of The Illustrated Man
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