Gauntlet Press and Borderlands Press (Joint Production) 2012. "Shadow Show: Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury". Signed limited edition no.185 of only 500 with slipcase. This copy is sealed. Hardcover.
This edition has been personally SIGNED on the title page by all contributors and editors aside from Dave Eggers on the limitation page. It is signed by Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Harlan Ellison, Ramsey Campbell, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Gary Braunbeck, Margaret Atwood, Dan Chaon, Jay Bonansinga, Mort Castle, Sam Weller, Julia Keller, Jacqueline Mitchard, Kelly Link, Thomas F. Monteleone, John Maclay, David Morrell, Lee Martin, Audrey Niffenegger, Robert McCammon, Bayo Ojikutu, John McNally, and Charles Yu.
This edition contains a special introductory personal essay by Bradbury himself entitled "Second Homecoming."
What do you imagine when you hear the name...Bradbury?
You might see rockets to Mars. Or bizarre circuses where otherworldly acts whirl in the center ring. Perhaps you travel to a dystopian future, where books are set ablaze...or to an out-of-the-way sideshow, where animated illustrations crawl across human skin. Or maybe, suddenly, you're returned to a simpler time in small-town America, where summer perfumes the air and life is almost perfect...almost.
Ray Bradbury - peerless storyteller, poet of the impossible, and one of America's most beloved author - is a literary giant whose remarkable career has spanned seven decades. Now twenty-six of today's most diverse and celebrated authors offer new short works in honor of the master; stories of heart, intelligence, and dark wonder from a remarkable range of creative artists.
Shadow Show is a very fitting tribute to this man who never quit writing. Neil Gaiman's opening piece "The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury" is a wonderfully meta sort of piece about memory and writing, made all the more poignant by Bradbury's passing. Along with a foreword by Bradbury himself, it's like the narthex into a grand cathedral of words built in honor of this master storyteller.
The list of authors (in order of appearance in the book): Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, Jay Bonansinga, Sam Weller, David Morrell, Thomas Monteleone, Lee Martin, Joe Hill, Dan Chaon, John McNally, Joe Meno, Robert McCammon, Ramsey Campbell, Mort Castle, Alice Hoffman, John Maclay, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Gary Braunbeck, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Audrey Niffenegger, Charles Yu, Julia Keller, Dave Eggers, Bayo Ojikutu, Kelly Link, Harlan Ellison.
"Ray Bradbury is without a doubt, one of this, or any century's greatest and most imaginative writers. SHADOW SHOW, a book of truly great stories, is the perfect tribute to America's master storyteller." -- Stan Lee
"SHADOW SHOW is a treasure-trove for Ray Bradbury enthusiasts as for all readers who are drawn to richly imaginative, deftly plotted, startlingly original and unsettling short fiction. No one who knows their darkly fantastic fiction would be surprised to see such renowned names here as Ramsey Campbell, Harlan Ellison, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, Audrey Niffenegger, and Kelly Link; but it is something of a surprise to see Dave Eggers, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Dan Chaon, and Bonnie Jo Campell in this gathering, all of them Ray Bradbury admirers, and all so gifted. The tributes to Ray Bradbury that follow each of the stories are particularly interesting, often heartwarming and inspiring." - Joyce Carol Oates
"Great new tales of imagination in the Bradbury tradition." -- Hugh Hefner
"What is amazing is the range of authors. The roster includes a list of distinguished writers both expected and not. What is also amazing is the potential audience for this treasury, which includes lovers of fiction regardless of any previous attraction to SF or Fantasy...an exciting book." -- Brad Hooper, Booklist
"This is a dazzling and brilliant homage to an author whose eternal and forward-thinking fiction raced ahead of history, often predicting the future with uncanny accuracy." -- The Tomb of Dark Delights
"Bradbury biographer Weller and horror doyen Castle have produced a fine remembrance of a great writer, a deeply moving testament to his enduring appeal." -- Publishers Weekly Starred Review
"It really is a Who's Who of the absolutely best in modern literature. The result may be the greatest collection of short stories ever compiled." -- Houston Press
"Nearly all of the tales in here capture the magic of Bradbury, whether in the story itself or in the anecdotes which follow. No matter how odd or dark the story, the contributors remember that part of the master's allure was to keep the story grounded in "reality," even if reached to the further corner of outer space. We've been to these places, with these characters." -- Dave Simms, HorrorWorld
About the Author
Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 - June 5, 2012) was an American fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer. Bradbury is credited with writing 27 novels and over 600 short stories. More than eight million copies of his works, published in over 36 languages, have been sold around the world.
Predominantly known for writing the iconic dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953), and his science-fiction and horror-story collections, The Martian Chronicles (1950), The Illustrated Man (1951), and I Sing the Body Electric (1969), Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th- and 21st-century American writers. While most of his best known work is in fantasy fiction, he also wrote in other genres, such as the coming-of-age novel Dandelion Wine (1957) and the fictionalized memoir Green Shadows, White Whale (1992).
Bradbury also wrote and consulted on screenplays and television scripts. He wrote the screen play for John Huston's classic film adaptation of Moby Dick, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He adapted sixty-five of his stories for television's The Ray Bradbury Theater, and won an Emmy for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree. He was the recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, among many honors.
Upon his death in 2012, The New York Times called Bradbury "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream." The Los Angeles Times credited Bradbury with the ability "to write lyrically and evocatively of lands an imagination away, worlds he anchored in the here and now with a sense of visual clarity and small-town familiarity." Bradbury's grandson, Danny Karapetian, said Bradbury's works had "influenced so many artists, writers, teachers, scientists, and it's always really touching and comforting to hear their stories". The Washington Post noted several modern day technologies that Bradbury had envisioned much earlier in his writing, such as the idea of banking ATMs and earbuds and Bluetooth headsets from Fahrenheit 451, and the concepts of artificial intelligence within I Sing the Body Electric.
FeaturesNumbered signed limited edition, 185 of 500, in slipcase.
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- Specially bound edition with slipcase.
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- Lifetime Guarantee of Signature Authenticity. Personally signed by Ray Bradbury and all contributors directly into the book. The autographs are not facsimiles, stamps, or auto-pens.