Alibi V.12 No.37 • Sept 11-17, 2003 

Art Article

Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales

William Morrow

At his worst, Ray Bradbury's science fiction tales seem somewhat dated when read through 21st century eyes. For my tastes, at least, the whole space-suits-and-little-green-men-on-Mars routine seems a bit antique at this point. There's no denying, though, that at his best Bradbury is one hell of a good tale teller, and his short stories certainly represent some of his very best work. Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales offers exactly what the title says it offers, and there's a reason these stories are so celebrated. Short and punchy, many of these tales extend far outside the boundaries of anything that can legitimately be called science fiction. For long-time fans or new converts, this should be an excellent one-volume collection of stories culled from a long and distinguished career.