"Hail and Farewell"

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31 March 2019, 12:07 PM
"Hail and Farewell"
This one about a sort of "outsider" kid who had friends -- for short periods of time -- and who describes his unusual, nomadic life haunted me for decades.

I was recently able to pick up the story, which appears in the RB anthology "S Is For Space", with the help of a bookseller in Ohio.

I have synesthesia and while my condition has been wearing off over the years this story is for me indelibly caramel-brown colored, dry and dusty.

I tried to incorporate some of the main character's wandering spirit in pictures I made of my small, terrier-type dog.

Btw I noticed that "S Is For Space" *does not appear* in the list of RB books here on Ray Bradbury dot com. I wonder why that is?

Roman K. Toronto Canada
31 March 2019, 03:48 PM
The books you see listed under the "Books" heading on this website are those published by his current publisher, which has not re-issued S IS FOR SPACE. I believe the only edition of S IS FOR SPACE currently available is the edition that has been published by PS Publishing, which is located in the U.K.
31 March 2019, 06:06 PM
"Hail and Farewell" appears in the first 100 Stories collection.
04 April 2019, 01:12 PM
Ah, I see. Thanks for the info!
04 April 2019, 05:07 PM
You're welcome. It should be easy for you to find a copy. When it appeared on Ray Bradbury Theater, Josh Saviano of The Wonder Years played the kid.
12 April 2019, 08:54 PM
Actually I *did* score a copy of S is for Space. I'd completely forgotten about the Ray Bradbury Theater though. Wow!