" In this universe the night was falling; the shadows were lengthening towards an east that would not know another dawn. But elsewhere the stars were still young and the light of morning lingered; and along the path he once had followed, Man would one day go again"

Arthur C. Clarke Against the Fall of Night

Friday, December 9, 2016

New Arrivals Ray Bradbury

As I have mentioned before the number of used book 
stores here has declined. However yesterday on a 
trip to the Italian Market for coffee and a pastry
with a friend, we stopped at Cabin Fever Books.

My friend found a juvenile for me by an author I had 
not read. The cover is unattributed.

I love Zelazny especially during his pre-Amber phase before he 
went trumps on his seemingly never ending pattern of milking
the saga of Oberon and his innumerable offspring, and here 
is one I have not read.

cover by Carl Lundgren

And of course I had been looking for The Years of the City
with the Paul Lehr cover.

But the zinger was a 1974 copy of The Martian Chronicles with
slipcase, published by The Heritage Press with illustrations by,
the greatest of Ray Bradbury's illustrators, Joseph Mugnaini.
 I am a big Bradbury fan. In Bradbury An Illustrated Life
(a wonderful book in it's own right), Jerry Weist notes that 
upon seeing Mugnaini's paintings for the first time Bradbury 
phoned the artist and the men became life long friends.

Wow. these geek me out.