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Ray Bradbury

Like so many great horror writers, Ray Bradbury was utterly without fear. He wasn't scared of optimism or innocence or sentiment. He didn't give a damn if the...

Books: Figments

A GRAVEYARD FOR LUNATICS by Ray Bradbury Knopf; 285 pages; $18.95 When the Soviet President and his wife visited the U.S. recently, the writer they most wanted...

Books: Sci-Fi Sprints

THE STORIES OF RAY BRADBURY by Ray Bradbury Knopf; 928 pages; $17.95 A father becomes his son, then takes the youngster's place in his playground—a lower...

Books: Poet of the Pulps

THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN (250 pp.)—Ray Bradbury—Doubleday ($3). Ray Bradbury, 32, is a pulp writer whose work is admired by highbrows. Indeed, his writing...

Books: Djinn & Bitters

THE OCTOBER COUNTRY (306 pp.)—Ray Bradbury—Ballantine Books ($3.50; paperback, $.35). Among readers who fancy vampires, succubi, werewolves and other monsters,...

Lord of the Ringworld: In Praise of Larry Niven

(Lev Grossman writes about books here on Wednesdays. Subscribe to his RSS feed.) You know how it is with your literary heroes — you never want to stop crapping...

Morning Must Reads: La Jolla

Surrounded by gay couples and choom gangs, the Romneys settle into La Jolla. The Mitt Romney e-mail hacker is very, very sorry. Labor’s decline has been slow,...

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