Included here are famous tales like 'Sound of Thunder', in which the carelessness of a group of time-travellers leads to disastrous consequences, and 'The Veldt', in which two seemingly innocent young children transform their nursery into a lethal trap. Here are the Martian stories, tales that vividly animate the red planet with its brittle cities and double-mooned sky. Here are stories which speak of a special nostalgia for Green Town, Illinois, the perfect setting for a seemingly cloudless childhood - except for the unknown terror lurking in the ravine. Here are the Irish stories and the Mexican stories, linked across their separate geographies by Bradbury's astonishing inventiveness. Here, too, are thrilling, terrifying stories such as 'The Fog Horn' - perfect for reading under the covers. Read for the first time, these stories are a feast for the imagination; read again - and again - they reveal new, dazzling facets of a master storyteller's extraordinary art.
Ray Bradbury, now nearly 90, is one of the most renowned and bestselling American short-story writers, whose contribution to science fiction has been described as 'prolific, distinguished, deeply influential ... and unmatched' (Pulitzer board). His novels - notably The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes - have achieved classic status. His fan base is enormous, spanning both the science-fiction community and the general public, and he is popular with adults and children alike. His work contains multitudes:dystopian fantasy, science and speculative fiction, mystery and horror. Introducer Biography: Christopher Buckley is an American political satirist and novelist whose books include Thank You for Smoking, Supreme Courtship and, most recently, Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir.