Aug 15, 2012
Edited by: Sam Weller and Mort Castle
Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (July 10, 2012)
Ray Bradbury reportedly died about a month before this anthology came out, which is a shame as it's a great one. Hopefully he received a full copy before he passed away.
There are 26 stories contained within the pages and they're extremely diverse, but what else can you expect when the authors include such luminaries as Margaret Atwood, Joe Hill, Alice Hoffman and Robert McCammon?
These stories are all written with Ray in mind and often from something written by him that influenced the author themselves when they were young. Some part of a tale that took hold in their minds and stayed there until they could release it on paper.
A few of the examples of these stories:
- A tattoo that has a real life going on inside it - which happens to be taking place on Mars
- A flower delivery man that instantly falls in love upon delivering a bouquet... to a corpse
- A diary written by Marilyn Monroe
- Ghosts who make sure you don't die before your time, but then make sure you do when it is time
- A museum of living people.. who happen to only be heads...in jars.
Now, have I gotten you interested enough to run out a grab this anthology?
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