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Bradbury beyond Apollo / Jonathan R Eller.

Author/creator Eller, Jonathan R., 1952- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2020]
Descriptionxiii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents The inherited wish. Prometheus bound -- The darkness between the stars -- A teller of tales -- The prisoner of gravity -- Witness and celebrate -- The sleep of reason -- The inherited wish -- Long after midnight -- A mailbox on Mars -- Beyond Eden. The god in science fiction -- Infinite worlds -- Abandon in place -- Beyond Eden -- Robot museums -- The great shout of the universe -- A eureka year -- One-way ticket man -- 1984 will not arrive -- "My name is Dark" -- A most favorite subject -- Memories of murder -- 1984 will not arrive -- Death is a lonely business -- A poet's heart -- Forms of things unknown -- Time flies -- Beyond the iron curtain -- Graveyard for lunatics. A graveyard for lunatics -- Disputed passage -- Green shadows, white whale -- The ABCs of science fiction -- An American icon -- Harvest time -- A promise of eternity -- Séances and ghosts -- An evening on Mars -- Closing the book. "Make haste to live" -- Messages in a bottle -- The fire within -- A child's imagination -- Farewell summer -- Samurai Kabuki -- "Nothing has to die" -- Visions of Mars -- Remembrance -- Closing the book.
Abstract "Celebrated storyteller, cultural commentator, friend of astronauts, prophet of the Space Age-by the end of the 1960s, Ray Bradbury had attained a level of fame and success rarely achieved by authors, let alone authors of science fiction and fantasy. He had also embarked on a phase of his career that found him exploring new creative outlets while reinterpreting his classic tales for generations of new fans. Drawing on numerous interviews with Bradbury and privileged access to personal papers and private collections, Jonathan R. Eller examines the often-overlooked second half of Bradbury's working life. As Bradbury's dreams took him into a wider range of nonfiction writing and public lectures, the diminishing time that remained for creative pursuits went toward Hollywood productions like the award-winning series Ray Bradbury Theater. Bradbury developed the Spaceship Earth narration at Disney's EPCOT Center; appeared everywhere from public television to NASA events to comic conventions; published poetry; and mined past triumphs for stage productions that enjoyed mixed success. Distracted from storytelling as he became more famous, Bradbury nonetheless published innovative experiments in autobiography masked as detective novels, the well-received fantasy The Halloween Tree and the masterful time travel story "The Toynbee Convector." Yet his embrace of celebrity was often at odds with his passion for writing, and the resulting tension continuously pulled at his sense of self. The revelatory conclusion to the acclaimed three-part biography, Bradbury Beyond Apollo tells the story of an inexhaustible creative force seeking new frontiers"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Eller, Jonathan R, 1952- Bradbury beyond Apollo. [Urbana] : University of Illinois Press, [2020] 9780252052293
LCCN 2020013179
ISBN9780252043413 hardcover ; acid-free paper
ISBN0252043413 hardcover ; acid-free paper
ISBNelectronic book

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