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The Illustrated Man

Ray D. Bradbury, Paul Michael Garcia (Read by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/16/2010)
Digital Audiobook (9/14/2009)
Mass Market (4/17/2012)
Paperback (10/11/2011)
Prebound (4/17/2012)
Hardcover (6/1/1997)
Prebound (11/1/1983)
Compact Disc (10/1/2009)
MP3 CD (8/17/2010)
Compact Disc (8/17/2010)
MP3 CD (10/1/2009)
MP3 CD (8/17/2010)
Prebound (11/1/1983)
Paperback (11/1/2005)
Audio Cassette (10/1/2009)
Compact Disc (8/17/2010)
Compact Disc (8/17/2010)


The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury, a collection of eighteen startling visions of humankind's destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin, visions as keen as the tattooist's needle and as colorful as the inks that indelibly stain the body. The images, ideas, sounds, and scents that abound in this phantasmagoric sideshow are provocative and powerful: the mournful cries of celestial travelers cast out cruelly into a vast space of stars and blackness, the sight of gray dust settling over a forgotten outpost on a road that leads nowhere, the pungent odor of Jupiter on a returning father's clothing. Here living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, Martian invasions are foiled by the good life and the glad hand, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets. This is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth, widely believed to be one of the grandmaster's premier accomplishments: as exhilarating as interplanetary travel, as maddening as a walk in a million-year rain, and as comforting as simple, familiar rituals on the last night of the world.

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781433297175

Publication Date: October 1, 2009