Ray Bradbury's haunting tale [reminiscent of "Sailing to Byzantium] is a precursor for altered states of reality & the question of what it means to exist in muliple dimensional planes. Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five" is yet another fine example for the power of slipping and becoming "un-stuck in time"
The Illustrated Man has been in print--continuously--for over 50 years, since its first publication in 1951. Though the language feels dated at times, reflecting the social and political feelings of 1940s/50s America, this does not detract from the message of each story. Bradbury has lasting, universal appeal. He has a fantastic gift for exploring the human consciousness in his characters. While Bradbury is most always categorized as a science fiction writer, his work more truly explores the territory … more