Shadow Show: All New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury


Author: Ray Bradbury
Edited by: Mort Castle and Sam Weller

Shadow Show: All New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury


Author: Ray Bradbury
Edited by: Mort Castle and Sam Weller


Published 2012

Under a joint imprint, Gauntlet Press and Borderlands Press published 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.

Available to purchase for this title:

  • 50-copy edition signed by the editors
  • 500-copy signed numbered edition – SOLD OUT
  • Deluxe numbered edition – SOLD OUT
  • 52-copy signed traycased lettered edition – SOLD OUT


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 “reality,” even if reached to the further corner of outer space. We’ve been to these places, with these characters. — Dave Simms, HorrorWorld

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