Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury

Shadow Show: All New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

Edited by Mort Castle and Sam Weller

Published 2012  

Shipping Update: All copies have shipped.

Under a joint imprint, Gauntlet Press and Borderlands Press will publish a limited, signed, and numbered edition of SHADOW SHOW a tribute anthology to celebrate the career of Ray Bradbury. In SHADOW SHOW, editors Sam Weller and Mort Castle have assembled short stories from 26 of the most celebrated authors today to honor Ray  and his contribution to the literary canon. Also included is an Introduction in the form of a personal essay "Second Homecoming", written by Ray Bradbury, specifically for for the book.

Dave Eggers did not sign the tipsheets for the signed numbered edition. He was out of town indefinitely, we were told, and we felt it more important to get the books to customers than to have them wait what could have been two months or longer.


Sam Weller and Mort Castle - Introduction

 Ray Bradbury - Second Homecoming

 Neil Gaiman - The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury

 Margaret Atwood - Headlife

 Jay Bonansinga - Heavy

 Sam Weller - The Girl In The Funeral Parlor

 David Morrell - The Companions

 Thomas F. Monteleone - The Exchange

 Lee Martin - Cat on a Bad Couch

 Joe Hill - By The Silver Water Of Lake Champlain

Dan Chaon - Little America

 John McNally - The Phone Call

 Joe Meno - Young Pilgrims

Robert McCammon - Children Of The Bedtime Machine

Ramsey Campbell - The Page     

Mort Castle - Light

 Alice Hoffman - Conjure

 John Maclay - Max

 Jacqueline Mitchard - Two Of A Kind

 Gary Braunbeck - Fat Man And Little Boy

 Bonnie Jo Campbell - The Tattoo

 Audrey Niffenegger - Backwards In Seville

 Charles Yu - Earth: (A Gift Shop)

 Julia Keller - Hayleigh's Dad

 Dave Eggers - Who Knocks?

 Bayo Ojikutu - Reservation 2020

 Kelly Link - Two Houses

Harlan Ellison - Weariness


"There is no more fitting tribute to my friend Ray Bradbury than a compilation of wonderful short stories!  Ray is a champion of libraries and one of America’s most inventive teller of tales.   I cherish many happy times engrossed in his stories.  This anthology reflects the high imagination, visionary ideas, and fantastic writing that Ray is loved and known for around the world."--Laura Bush

"Ray Bradbury is without a doubt, one of this, or any century's greatest and most imaginative writers.  SHADOW SHOW, a book of truly great stories, is the perfect tribute to America's master storyteller." --Stan Lee

"SHADOW SHOW is a treasure-trove for Ray Bradbury enthusiasts as for all readers who are drawn to richly imaginative, deftly plotted, startlingly original and unsettling short fiction.  No one who knows their darkly fantastic fiction would be surprised to see such renowned names here as Ramsey Campbell, Harlan Ellison, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, Audrey Niffenegger, and Kelly Link; but it is something of a surprise to see Dave Eggers, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Dan Chaon, and Bonnie Jo Campell in this gathering, all of them Ray Bradbury admirers, and all so gifted.    The tributes to Ray Bradbury that follow each of the stories are particularly interesting, often heartwarming and inspiring."--Joyce Carol Oates

"Great new tales of imagination in the Bradbury tradition." -- Hugh Hefner

"What is amazing (about SHADOW SHOW) is the range of authors. The roster includes a list of distinguished writers both expected and not. What is also amazing is the potential audience for this treasury, which includes lovers of fiction regardless of any previous attraction to SF or Fantasy. . . . an exciting book." -- Brad Hooper, Booklist

"This is a dazzling and brilliant homage to an author whose eternal and forward-thinking fiction raced ahead of history, often predicting the future with uncanny accuracy." -- The Tomb of Dark Delights

"Bradbury biographer Weller and horror doyen Castle have produced a fine remembrance of a great writer, a deeply moving testament to his enduring appeal." -- Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"It really is a Who's Who of the absolutely best in modern literature. The result may be the greatest collection of short stories ever compiled." -- Houston Press

"Nearly all of the tales in here capture the magic of Bradbury, whether in the story itself or in the anecdotes which follow. No matter how odd or dark the story, the contributors remember that part of the master’s allure was to keep the story grounded in ‘our’ reality, even if reached to the further corner of outer space. We’ve been to these places, with these characters. -- Dave Simms, HorrorWorld

The signed Numbered Edition is signed by editors Mort Castle and Sam Weller


The 500 copy signed Deluxe Numbered Edition (signed by all except Bradbury) is $125


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