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The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen.Over 1 million copies sold in the UK.Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books.The Classic novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 is part of the Voyager Classic series. It stands alongside Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity.Bradbury's powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to creat a novel which, forty years on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.
The strange and wonderful tale of man's experiences on Mars, filled with intense images and astonishing visions. Now part of the Voyager Classics collection.The Martian Chronicles tells the story of humanity's repeated attempts to colonize the red planet. The first men were few. Most succumbed to a disease they called the Great Loneliness when they saw their home planet dwindle to the size of a fist. They felt they had never been born. Those few that survived found no welcome on Mars. The shape-changing Martians thought they were native lunatics and duly locked them up.But more rockets arrived from Earth, and more, piercing the hallucinations projected by the Martians. People brought their old prejudices with them - and their desires and fantasies, tainted dreams. These were soon inhabited by the strange native beings, with their caged flowers and birds of flame.
An endearing classic of childhood memories of an idyllic midwestern summer from the celebrated author of 'Farenheit 451'."e;He stood at the open window in the dark, took a deep breath and exhaled.The street lights, like candles on a black cake, went out.He exhaled again and again and the stars began to vanish.Douglas smiled. He pointed a finger.There, and there. Now over here, and here...Yellow squares were cut in the dim morning earth as house lights winked slowly on. A sprinkle of windows came suddenly alight miles off in dawn country.'Everyone yawn. Everyone up.'"e;In the backwaters of Illinois, Douglas Spaulding's grandfather makes an intoxicating brew from harvested dandelions. 'Dandelion Wine' is a quirky, breathtaking coming-of-age story from one of science fiction's greatest writers. Distilling his experiences into "e;Rites & Ceremonies"e; and "e;Discoveries & Revelations"e;, the young Spaulding wistfully ponders over magical tennis shoes, and machines for every purpose from time travel to happiness and silent travel.Based upon Bradbury's own experiences growing up in Waukegan in the 1920s, 'Dandelion Wine' is a heady mixture of fond memory, forgiveness, magic, the imagination and above all, of summers that seemed to go on forever.
I november år 2052 går Leonard Mead alene rundt i storbyens gader. Han har for længst skiftet til hjemmesko for at kunne gå lydløst omkring uden at forstyrre dem, der har forskanset sig bag vinduerne foran fjernsynsskærmene, der viser film fra en fjern og uforståelig fortid. Han er alene på gaderne, og hans ensomhed bliver først brudt, da han pludselig befinder sig i projektørlyset fra storbyens eneste tilbageværende politibil. Hvad er der sket med de tre millioner mennesker, siden ingen af dem afviger tilstrækkeligt fra normen til at begå den mindste forbrydelse? Hvorfor er en fodgænger en novemberaften en så heftig afvigelse, at politiet griber ind?Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) var en amerikansk science fiction-forfatter, der udgav et væld af romaner og novellesamlinger. Han debuterede i 1953 med romanen "Fahrenheit 451", og sidenhen har hans bøger opnåede stor succes verden over.
Here, too, are thrilling, terrifying stories such as 'The Fog Horn' - perfect for reading under the covers. Read for the first time, these stories are a feast for the imagination;
Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Now a major HBO series. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family." But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn't live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.
Ray Bradbury's extraordinary tale of childhood dreams and supernatural agency in small-town America.
In this exuberant book, the incomparable Ray Bradbury shares the wisdom, experience, and excitement of a lifetime of writing.The first thing a writer should be is - excitedAuthor of the iconic FAHRENHEIT 451, THE ILLUSTRATED MAN and THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, Ray Bradbury is one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.Part memoir, part masterclass, ZEN IN THE ART OF WRITING offers a vivid and exuberant insight into the craft of writing. Bradbury reveals how writers can each find their own unique path to developing their voice and style.ZEN IN THE ART OF WRITING offers a celebration of the act of writing that will delight, impassion, and inspire.
A scintillating collection of stories from the master of science fiction.Since the beginning of his career in the 1940s, Ray Bradbury has become synonymous with great science fiction from the pulp comic books of his early work to his adaptations for television, stage and screen and most notably for his masterpiece, 'Fahrenheit 451'.Bradbury has done a rare thing; to capture both the popular and literary imagination. Within these pages the reader will be transported to foreign and extraordinary worlds, become transfixed by visions of the past, present, and future and be left humbled and inspired by one of most absorbing and engaging writers of this century, and the last.This is the second of two volumes offering the very best of his short stories including 'The Garbage Collector', 'The Machineries of Joy' and 'The Toynbee Convector'.
451 Grad Fahrenheit, 232 Grad Celsius: die Temperatur, bei der Bücherpapier Feuer fängt und verbrennt ... In der Zukunft ist das Lesen von Büchern streng verboten, und es ist die Aufgabe der Feuerwehr, Bücher aufzustöbern und zu verbrennen. Pflichtgetreu versieht Feuerwehrmann Guy Montag seinen Dienst. Doch als er die junge Clarisse kennenlernt, ändert sich seine Einstellung, und er begeht eine folgenschwere Tat: Er liest ein Buch.
Bei 451 Grad Fahrenheit fängt Papier Feuer, auch das Papier in den Büchern, von denen sich Bradburys Zukunftsstaat bedroht fühlt. Feuerwehrmann Guy Montag hat mit seinen Kollegen die Aufgabe, Bücher aufzuspüren und zu verbrennen. Als er Clarissa kennen lernt, die ihn davon überzeugt, dass Literatur fürs Leben nötig ist, ändert er seine Ansichten - und wird zum Rebellen. Ungekürzte und unbearbeitete Textausgabe in der Originalsprache, mit Übersetzungen schwieriger Wörter am Fuß jeder Seite, Nachwort und Literaturhinweisen.
Venice, Kalifornien, 1949. Das große Vergnügungsviertel wird abgerissen. Der Tod ist überall. Im Kanal wird eine Leiche gefunden, in einer Absteige eine zweite. Am anderen Ende der Stadt ist die alte Dame, die einst Kanarienfutter verkaufte, tot; tot wie die Diva Fannie Florianna. Alle vier könnten eines zufälligen Todes gestorben sein, aber zumindest zwei Leute zweifeln daran...
Celebrating Ray Bradbury's centenary, this collection commemorates his finest crime stories - tales as strange and wonderful as his signature fantasy.