Review–Shadow Show: All New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury


Shadow Show: All new stories in celebration of Ray Bradbury

Edited by Sam Weller and Mort Castle

Summary: "What do you imagine when you hear the name" . . . Bradbury?
You might see rockets to Mars. Or bizarre circuses where otherworldly acts whirl in the center ring. Perhaps you travel to a dystopian future, where books are set ablaze . . . or to an out-of-the-way sideshow, where animated illustrations crawl across human skin. Or maybe, suddenly, you're returned to a simpler time in small-town America, where summer perfumes the air and life is almost perfect . . . "almost."
Ray Bradbury--peerless storyteller, poet of the impossible, and one of America's most beloved authors--is a literary giant whose remarkable career has spanned seven decades. Now twenty-six of today's most diverse and celebrated authors offer new short works in honor of the master; stories of heart, intelligence, and dark wonder from a remarkable range of creative artists.


5 star

I won this book via LibaryThing Early Reviewers Program.

Ray Bradbury is one of my favorite authors of all time. I think the entire idea of having celebrated authors write short stories in celebration of him is awesome and wonderful. I was shocked at just how many popular authors have been inspired by Bradbury! And the stories were all Bradbury-esque. I enjoyed each and every one.

At the end of each story, the author explains how Bradbury impacted his or her life and what the stories reflected. This was perhaps more interesting than the stories themselves! Each author was able to capture the spirit of Bradbury in some way.

I was so honored to have been able to read an ARC of this book. I was so happy to see just how many authors have been inspired by him and will carry the torch for him in years to come. The collection was also great for people who have already read all of Bradbury’s work and are looking for stories of a similar caliber.

I recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Ray Bradbury and the themes in his works. It was awesome.