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Ray Bradbury "The Golden Apples of the Sun" Deluxe Signed Lettered Edition, "L" in tray-case [Very Fine]
Ray Bradbury "The Golden Apples of the Sun" Deluxe Signed Lettered Edition, "L" in tray-case [Very Fine]
Ray Bradbury "The Golden Apples of the Sun" Deluxe Signed Lettered Edition, "L" in tray-case [Very Fine]
Ray Bradbury "The Golden Apples of the Sun" Deluxe Signed Lettered Edition, "L" in tray-case [Very Fine]
Ray Bradbury "The Golden Apples of the Sun" Deluxe Signed Lettered Edition, "L" in tray-case [Very Fine]
Ray Bradbury "The Golden Apples of the Sun" Deluxe Signed Lettered Edition, "L" in tray-case [Very Fine]
Ray Bradbury "The Golden Apples of the Sun" Deluxe Signed Lettered Edition, "L" in tray-case [Very Fine]
Ray Bradbury "The Golden Apples of the Sun" Deluxe Signed Lettered Edition, "L" in tray-case [Very Fine]
Ray Bradbury "The Golden Apples of the Sun" Deluxe Signed Lettered Edition, "L" in tray-case [Very Fine]

Personally signed by Ray Bradbury. Signed Lettered Edition of only 26



Dust jacket by Joe Mugnaini.

Subterranean Press. March 2008. Ray Bradbury "The Golden Apples of The Sun". Signed Lettered Edition "L" of only 26 produced in this edition. This special edition of Ray Bradbury’s seminal collection, Golden Apples of the Sun, not only restores the original 1953 table of contents--including such classics as “The Pedestrian,” “A Sound of Thunder,” and “The Fog Horn”--it also features, for the first time anywhere, play versions of two of these extraordinary tales, printed in facsimile format, exactly as Bradbury originally wrote them.


As with their other Bradbury titles by Subterranean Press, Golden Apples of the Sun was printed in two colors throughout and available in the following two states:

  • Trade: Cloth bound hardcover (unsigned) and sold out at the publisher
  • Lettered: limited to 26 signed copies, housed in a custom tray-case, with material not in the trade edition - The lettered edition, the only version signed by Mr. Bradbury, contains nearly 50 pages of additional material not in the trade edition.

This is Lettered "L" in the custom tray-case. This edition is now SOLD OUT from the publisher.





Ray Bradbury is a modern cultural treasure. His disarming simplicity of style underlies a towering body of work unmatched in metaphorical power by any other American storyteller. And here, presented in a new trade edition, are thirty-two of his most famous tales-prime examples of the poignant and mysterious poetry which Bradbury uniquely uncovers in the depths of the human soul, the otherwordly portraits of outre fascination which spring from the canvas of one of the century's great men of imagination. From a lonely coastal lighthouse to a sixty-million-year-old safary, from the pouring rain of Venus to the ominous silence of a murder scene, Ray Bradbury is our sure-handed guide not only to surprising and outrageous manifestations of the future, but also to the wonders of the present that we could never have imagined on our own.Ray Bradbury is a modern cultural treasure. His disarming simplicity of style underlies a towering body of work unmatched in metaphorical power by any other American storyteller. And here, presented in a new trade edition, are thirty-two of his most famous tales-prime examples of the poignant and mysterious poetry which Bradbury uniquely uncovers in the depths of the human soul, the otherwordly portraits of outre fascination which spring from the canvas of one of the century's great men of imagination. From a lonely coastal lighthouse to a sixty-million-year-old safari, from the pouring rain of Venus to the ominous silence of a murder scene, Ray Bradbury is our sure-handed guide not only to surprising and outrageous manifestations of the future, but also to the wonders of the present that we could never have imagined on our own.

This special edition of Ray Bradbury's seminal collection, Golden Apples of the Sun, not only restores the original 1953 table of contents - including such classics as "The Pedestrian," "A Sound of Thunder," and "The Fog Horn" - it also features, for the first time anywhere, play versions of two of these extraordinary tales, printed in facsimile format, exactly as Bradbury originally wrote them.



Reviews

From Publisher's Weekly

A half century after its initial appearance, Bradbury's fourth published book remains vivid and memorable. The original table of contents is restored (under Joe Mugnaini's iconic original cover art), with Bradbury's familiar and characteristically wistful, dreamy fantasy, such as "The April Witch," a haunting tale of teenage dream-traveler Cecy and her desperate desire for romance, mingling with brilliant science fiction like the title story and the widely reprinted "A Sound of Thunder." A few pieces have not aged so well, such as "The Big Black and White Game," a clumsy discussion of race that was bold for its time but does little for the modern reader, but they're well balanced by the inclusion of two charming short plays: "The Fog Horn," an incomplete radio play that inspired the iconic if maladapted film The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, and "En la Noche," which succeeds on page or stage, like most Bradbury, as a story of human sensitivities. (Feb. 2007)

From Kirkus Review

A double dozen from a recognized science-fiction writer, these stories range further in subject than his expected field, so that this is not necessarily confined to bug-eyed monster devotees. There are a couple of Chinese tales of moral import, a short sketch of a Mexican being deported, a baseball game between whites and blacks, a mountain woman who has not learned to read or write, a religious faith that comes through modern science, the innocently amoral quieting of a woman grieving for her husband at war, a fashion photographer put in his place by a native, the one-world-ness of a moving picture studio, -- along with a lightfingered handling of future worlds, time warps, and magic. A very pleasant variety show.

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.

VERY FINE GUARANTEED. A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that have not been bumped. Unread book with square and tight binding. No bookplates attached or indication of any removed. Edges are free of any marks, spots, scratches, or blemishes.
Publisher:
Camelot Books 2008
Edition:
Signed Lettered Edition of only 26
Binding:
Specially bound edition with tray-case.
Illustrator:
Joe Mugnaini.
Dimensions:
10"x7"x1.75"
Signature Authenticity:
Lifetime Guarantee of Signature Authenticity. Personally signed by the author directly into the book. The autograph is not a facsimile, stamp, or auto-pen.