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The Illustrated Man

A collection of short stories by Ray Bradbury

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Unstuck in time...Alternate Reality

  • Mar 5, 2011
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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"

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review by . July 13, 2010
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 …
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Author: Ray Bradbury
Genre: Science Fiction, Intelligent Science Fiction , Satire, Short Stories, Psychological Sci-fi
Publisher: Doubleday, Bantam Books

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