• Fahrenheit 451

    Ray Bradbury

    451 degrés Fahrenheit représentent la température à laquelle un livre s'enflamme et se consume.

    Dans cette société future où la lecture, source de questionnement et de réflexion, est considérée comme un acte antisocial, un corps spécial de pompiers est chargé de brûler tous les livres, dont la détention est interdite pour le bien collectif.
    Montag, le pompier pyromane, se met pourtant à rêver d'un monde différent, qui ne bannirait pas la littérature et l'imaginaire au profit d'un bonheur immédiatement consommable. Il devient dès lors un dangereux criminel, impitoyablement poursuivi par une société qui désavoue son passé.

  • "J'ai toujours voulu voir un Martien, dit Michael. Où ils sont, p'pa ? Tu avais promis.
    - Les voilà", dit papa. Il hissa Michael sur son épaule et pointa un doigt vers le bas.
    Les Martiens étaient là. Timothy se mit à frissonner.
    Les Martiens étaient là - dans le canal - réfléchis dans l'eau. Timothy, Michael, Robert, papa et maman.
    Les Martiens leur retournèrent leurs regards durant un long, long moment de silence dans les rides de l'eau...

  • "La mer Unique ! Il n'y avait qu'un continent sur Vénus. Cette terre faisait cinq mille kilomètres de long sur presque mille six cents kilomètres de large, et autour de cette île s'étendait la mer Unique qui couvrait toute la planète pluvieuse. La mer Unique qui venait clapoter paresseusement sur la rive pâle..."

    Un voyage spatial et temporel en cinq nouvelles, par l'auteur des Chroniques martiennes et de Fahrenheit 451.

  • 'Il retira sa chemise et la roula en boule. De l'anneau bleu tatoué autour de son cou jusqu'à la taille, il était couvert d'Illustrations.
    "Et c'est comme ça jusqu'en bas", précisa-t-il, devinant ma pensée. "Je suis entièrement illustré. Regardez !"
    Il ouvrit la main. Sur sa paume, une rose. Elle venait d'être coupée ; des gouttelettes cristallines émaillaient ses pétales délicats. J'étendis ma main pour la toucher, mais ce n'était qu'une image.
    "Mais elles sont magnifiques ! m'écriai-je.
    - Oh oui, dit l'Homme Illustré. Je suis si fier de mes Illustrations que j'aimerais les effacer en les brûlant. J'ai essayé le papier de verre, l'acide, le couteau... Car, voyez-vous, ces Illustrations prédisent l'avenir."'
    Dix-huit Illustrations, dix-huit histoires à fleur de peau par l'un des plus grands poètes du fantastique et de la science-fiction.

  • Pour Halloween, Tom Skelton se déguise en squelette et parcourt la ville avec ses copains, en quête de friandises. Mais cette année, le jeune Joe Pipkin ne les accompagne pas. Où peut-il bien être ? Un homme inquiétant finit par leur ouvrir sa porte et va les entraîner dans un bien curieux voyage, de l'Égypte ancienne en Irlande, en passant par Paris et le Mexique, à la découverte des mystères de cette fête des morts. Ainsi, peut-être Tom et ses amis retrouveront-ils leur copain Joe et perceront-ils les secrets de l'Arbre d'Halloween ?
    On retrouve dans L'Arbre d'Halloween, conte fantastique et poétique, tout l'univers de Ray Bradbury : l'enfance, les voyages, l'automne, la mort... On retrouve également le talent qui en a fait l'un des plus grands auteurs du XXe siècle.

  • Et si un monstre marin répondait à l'appel lancinant d'une corne de brume? Et si se promener seul dans votre ville vous valait des problèmes avec la police? Et si vous receviez la visite de la sorcière d'avril? Et si vous deviez partir demain pour Mars? Et si vous tuiez un homme à mains nues? Et si vous étiez l'inventeur d'une étrange machine volante? Et si vous étiez confronté à un assassin de téléphones et autres télévisions? Et si votre fusée faisait route vers le soleil ? Et si...

    Tout l'art de Ray Bradbury est concentré dans Les pommes d'or du soleil, recueil comprenant vingt-deux nouvelles : autant de perles mêlant la science-fiction, le fantastique et l'absurde, et nous faisant passer du rire aux larmes.


  • From one of the greatest living literary imaginations and the celebrated author of FAHRENHEIT 451 comes a collection of never-before-published effortlessly beautiful tales.


  • An endearing classic of childhood memories of an idyllic midwestern summer from the celebrated author of 'Farenheit 451'.
    "He stood at the open window in the dark, took a deep breath and exhaled.
    The street lights, like candles on a black cake, went out.
    He exhaled again and again and the stars began to vanish.
    Douglas smiled. He pointed a finger.
    There, and there. Now over here, and here...
    Yellow squares were cut in the dim morning earth as house lights winked slowly on. A sprinkle of windows came suddenly alight miles off in dawn country.
    'Everyone yawn. Everyone up.'"
    In the backwaters of Illinois, Douglas Spaulding's grandfather makes an intoxicating brew from harvested dandelions. 'Dandelion Wine' is a quirky, breathtaking coming-of-age story from one of science fiction's greatest writers. Distilling his experiences into "Rites & Ceremonies" and "Discoveries & Revelations", the young Spaulding wistfully ponders over magical tennis shoes, and machines for every purpose from time travel to happiness and silent travel.
    Based upon Bradbury's own experiences growing up in Waukegan in the 1920s, 'Dandelion Wine' is a heady mixture of fond memory, forgiveness, magic, the imagination and above all, of summers that seemed to go on forever.


  • A poignant and brilliant sequel to Dandelion Wine from the author of Fahrenheit 451
    In Green Town Illinois, Douglas Spaulding is in the midst of a small civil war with the old pitted against the young in this, the second book in Bradbury's semi-fictionalised account of his childhood. As the school board's figure of authority Mr Calvin C. Quartermain attempts to outwit the boys at every turn, their antics increase and become ever more daring and mischevious. Once the shadow of winter draws across Green Town, the boys quickly realise that their enemy is not so much the senior members of their own community, but rather time itself which is ever ebbing away, just beyond the reach of their most daring trick yet: a bold attempt to sabotage the town's clock.


  • Two dazzling novellas from the celebrated author of Fahrenheit 451.
    Two previously unpublished novellas comprise this astonishing new volume from one of science fiction's greatest living writers. In the first, 'Somewhere a Band is Playing', newsman James Cardiff is lured through poetry and his fascination with a beautiful and enigmatic young woman to Summerton, Arizona. The small town's childless population hold an extraordinary secret which has been passed on for thousands of years unbeknownst to the rest of human civilization.
    In the second novella, 'Leviathan '99', the classic tale of Herman Melville's 'Moby Dick' is reborn as an interstellar adventure. It recounts the exploits of the mad Captain Ahab, who, blinded by his first encounter with a gigantic comet called 'Leviathan', pursues his lunatic vendetta across the universe. Born in space and seeking adventure in the skies, astronaut Ishmael Jones joins the crew aboard the Cetus 7 and quickly finds his fate in the hands of an indefatigable captain.
    Published together for the first time in one volume, these two stories twinkle with Bradbury's characteristically intricate metaphors and lyrical phrases. Both are a lasting testament to an older generation of writers that, much like the Leviathan itself, are on the threshold of passing on into the realm of legend.


  • One hundred classic stories from the celebrated author of Fahrenheit 451.
    In this, the first volume of Ray Bradbury's short stories, some of the author's finest works are published together, among them 'Homecoming', 'Veldt', 'A Sound of Thunder' and 'The Long Rain'.
    Join an ill-fated crew of astronauts pushed to the brink of insanity by the incessant and highly corrosive rain on Venus, a high-tech virtual reality playroom that comes to life with terrible consequences, and a safari company offering tours for the wealthy back in time to the prehistoric era to stalk and kill dinosaurs, resulting in the present they return to being irrevocably altered.
    This collection is a rare treasure trove of wonder; as apprehensive about technology and the fate of humanity as it is elegiaic of its irrepressible progress. Each story presents an enlightening and poetic facet of Bradbury's writing, every one as relevant now as when it was first written.


  • A scintillating collection of stories from the master of science fiction.
    Since the beginning of his career in the 1940s, Ray Bradbury has become synonymous with great science fiction from the pulp comic books of his early work to his adaptations for television, stage and screen and most notably for his masterpiece, 'Fahrenheit 451'.
    Bradbury has done a rare thing; to capture both the popular and literary imagination. Within these pages the reader will be transported to foreign and extraordinary worlds, become transfixed by visions of the past, present, and future and be left humbled and inspired by one of most absorbing and engaging writers of this century, and the last.
    This is the second of two volumes offering the very best of his short stories including 'The Garbage Collector', 'The Machineries of Joy' and 'The Toynbee Convector'.


  • The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen.
    Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books.
    The Classic novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 is part of the Voyager Classic series. It stands alongside Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilization's enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity.
    Bradbury's powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to creat a novel which, forty years on from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.


  • The strange and wonderful tale of man's experiences on Mars, filled with intense images and astonishing visions. Now part of the Voyager Classics collection.


  • A classic collection of stories - all told on the skin of a man - from the author of Fahrenheit 451.
    If El Greco had painted miniatures in his prime, no bigger than your hand, infinitely detailed, with his sulphurous colour and exquisite human anatomy, perhaps he might have used this man's body for his art...
    Yet the Illustrated Man has tried to burn the illustrations off. He's tried sandpaper, acid, and a knife. Because, as the sun sets, the pictures glow like charcoals, like scattered gems. They quiver and come to life. Tiny pink hands gesture, tiny mouths flicker as the figures enact their stories - voices rise, small and muted, predicting the future.
    Here are sixteen tales: sixteen illustrations... the seventeenth is your own future told on the skin of the Illustrated Man.

  • One of Ray Bradbury's classic stories - available in ebook for the first time.On Halloween night, eight trick-or-treaters gather at the haunted house by the edge of town, ready for adventure. But when Something whisks their friend Pip away, only one man - the sinister Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud - can help the boys find him.A classic tale of horror and adventure from the master of storytelling, Ray Bradbury.


  • One of Ray Bradbury's classic noir novels, available in ebook for the first time.


  • A classic collection of Ray Bradbury's short fiction, available in ebook for the first time.


  • One of Ray Bradbury's classic short story collections, available in ebook for the first time.
    Science fiction, fantasy, small town life, and small town people are the materials from which Ray Bradbury weaves his unique and magical stories of the natural and supernatural, the past, the present , and the future.
    This book contains seventeen of Bradbury's most popular science fiction stories, from one of the genre's master storytellers.


  • One of Ray Bradbury's classic short story collections, available in ebook for the first time.
    S IS FOR SPACE is a spine-tingling short story collection from one of the genre's master storytellers.
    Science fiction, fantasy, small town life, and small town people are the materials from which Ray Bradbury weaves his unique and magical stories of the natural and supernatural, the past, the present , and the future.
    This book contains sixteen of Bradbury's most popular science fiction stories.


  • One of Ray Bradbury's classic short story collections, available in ebook for the first time.


  • One of Ray Bradbury's classic short story collections, available for the first time in ebook.


  • One of Ray Bradbury's classic short story collections, available for the first time in ebook.
    The October Country is a classic collection of nineteen macabre short stories from the modern master of the fantastic.
    It is many places: a picturesque Mexican village where death is a tourist attraction; a city beneath the city where drowned lovers are silently reunited; a carnival midway where a tiny man's most cherished fantasy can be fulfilled night after night. The book's inhabitants live, dream, work, die - and sometimes live again - discovering, often too late, the high price of citizenship...


  • Enter the strange world of the Elliott family: it will change you forever...

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