Two Ray Bradbury books.

§ June 7th, 2012 § Filed under obituary § 4 Comments

I have no idea where I got this book, a 1976 hardcover of Long After Midnight:


It’s been sitting on my bookshelves for well over thirty years. Did I pick it up at a yard sale? Did my Nana (never “Grandma,” only “Nana”), who always gave me books, give this to me as well? I honestly have no memory of its origin. But I do know I read through it plenty as a kid, and I realize now it’s been a long time since I’ve last perused it. I think it’s time again.

Now, this next book, Dinosaur Tales from 1983:


…might as well have been titled Mike, Grab This Book off The Shelf And Buy It Immediately, because dude, it’s stories about dinosaurs by Ray Bradbury (yes, including the most famous one of all), with illustrations by Bill Stout, Moebius, Steranko, and Gahan Wilson, among others. This is such a great package of wonderful words and pictures. And dinosaurs.

So long, Ray, and thanks for all those wonderful words, in these books and so many others.

4 Responses to “Two Ray Bradbury books.”

  • Mike, didn’t a horror or sci-fi anthology comic from either the 70′s or 80′s adapt “A Sound Of Thunder”? I seem to remember seeing it (probably in B&W).

  • Snark Shark says:

    “didn’t a horror or sci-fi anthology comic from either the 70′s or 80′s adapt “A Sound Of Thunder”

    it was adapted for Topps comics Ray Bradbury series, and was adapted in the 1950′s by EC comics, that story was also in the Topps issue with the new version of that story.

    ” with illustrations by Bill Stout, Moebius, Steranko, and Gahan Wilson, among others. ”

    I was gonna say, that LOOKS like a William Stout cover.

  • MRPRSN says:

    I will always treasure the hand-me-down copies of several Bradbury short story collections I got from my older brother

  • I was looking for my copy of Dino Tales when I bade my farewell to Ray. I have it around here somewhere. Sweet cover of LOM!