The Vintage Bradbury
"Ray Bradbury is one of the most original living American
authors A curious mixture of poetry and colloquialism, [his
style] is so brisk and economical... so full of unexpected quirks
that it never becomes boring Most of Ray's stories are
impossible—so far—but they are certainly convincing....His work will last."
—Gilbert Highet, from the Introduction
Once upon a time people described Ray Bradbury as a particularly gifted writer of science fiction. Today he seems more like a magical realist, a small-town American cousin to Borges and Garda Marquez. A writer whose vision of the world is so intense that the objects in it sometimes levitate or glow with otherworldly auras.
Who but Bradbury could imagine the playroom in which children's fantasies become real enough to kill? The beautiful white suit that turns six down-and-out Chicanos into their ideal selves? Only Bradbury could make us identify with a man who lives in terror of his own skeleton. And if a generic science fiction writer might describe a spaceship landing on Mars, only Bradbury can tell us how the Martians see it—and the strange and dreamlike visitors from Planet Earth.
- 1965 Ray Bradbury
Choosing a Book Format
EPUB is the standard publishing format used by many e-book readers including iBooks, Easy Reader, VoiceDream Reader, etc. This is the most popular and widely used format.
DAISY format is used by GoRead, Read2Go and most Kurzweil devices.
Audio (MP3) format is used by audio only devices, such as iPod.
Braille format is used by Braille output devices.
DAISY Audio format works on DAISY compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream.
Accessible Word format can be unzipped and opened in any tool that supports .docx files.