Exciting news! BRADBURY BEYOND APOLLO by Professor Jonathan Eller, the third book in the trilogy of works that began with BECOMING RAY BRADBURY and RAY BRADBURY UNBOUND, is scheduled for publication in August of 2020 by the University of Illinois Press. The publisher's list price for the book is $34.95. For more information about the book, you can click on the link below:
Ray Bradbury's centennial year of 2020 is turning into an exciting year for books by and about him. It has been announced that Hard Case Crime is going to publish a hardcover edition of all of Ray's crime stories in a volume called KILLER, COME BACK TO ME: THE CRIME STORIES OF RAY BRADBURY. From reading the synopsis about the book, it sounds like it will not only contain the stories previously published in the Dell paperback A MEMORY OF MURDER, but will contain additional crime stories from Ray's other collections as well. While Ray never thought much of most of the stories in A MEMORY OF MURDER, I personally enjoyed them very much and always longed for a hardcover edition to replace that fragile paperback. The new hardcover edition is priced at $39.99, and is scheduled to be released on August 18, 2020. Here is additional information about its forthcoming publication:
THE EARLIEST BRADBURY, a hardcover collection of Ray's writing for fan magazines of the 1930's and 1940's before he turned professional, is now available for pre-order. The initial print run is a mere 100 copies. The price for the 160+ page book is $110.00 ($95 plus $15 shipping), with delivery expected in July of 2020. A link to ordering information is below. (And many thanks to douglasSP for posting information about the book on the Board!)
With respect to THE EARLIEST BRADBURY, I thought I would add that the publisher has indicated that while Ray Bradbury's own fanzine FUTURIA FANTASIA is discussed in the new book, it is not reproduced. The publisher notes that the definitive facsimile of Ray's own fanzine was already published in 2007 by Graham Publishing. (And for those who don't already own it and who have an interest in Ray's early writing as a fan, Graham Publishing's book, FUTURIA FANTASIA, is well worth seeking out.)
Suntup Press, which specializes in deluxe limited editions of well known literary works, announced in or around March of this year a deluxe, limited edition of FAHRENHEIT 451, which is scheduled for publication this summer. Unfortunately, all three editions of the book quickly sold out. However, I thought it worth mentioning on the Board, in case anyone should want to try to seek out a copy on the secondary market after the book's publication. Information about the book can accessed by clicking on the link below.