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by Bradbury, Ray.

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TitleThe illustrated man
Author / Responsible partyBradbury, Ray.
GenreShort stories.
TopicsShort stories. Science fiction. Forecasting -- Fiction. Tattooing -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


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 phantasma- goric 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.

Additional Information

System control numberS13749
Original Print PublisherNew York : Bantam Books, 1952.
NarratorWilliam Roberts.
Narrator NameWilliam Roberts.
Participant or performer noteWilliam Roberts.
Narrators GenderMale narrator