This Ray Bradbury volume, Dawn to Dusk: Cautionary Travels (edited by Donn Albright), is constructed around two unpublished and un-produced screenplays.
Dark Carnival (1955-59) was written with Gene Kelly in mind. It would later be reshaped into the novel Something Wicked this Way Comes (1962) This version is much darker. Catacombs is an integration of two of Ray’s stories, “The Next in Line” (Dark Carnival, 1947) and “Interval in Sunlight” (Esquire, March 1954).
The unpublished short story “You Must Never Touch the Cage” serves as an interesting bridge between the two screenplays. It was originally planned for the 1955 edition of The October Country, but was emitted prior to publication.
The lettered edition contains facsimiles of fragments and Bradbury sketches the were done in preparation for The Illustrated Man, but never used.
The cover art is a painting by Joe Magnaini. This cover was Bradbury’s introduction to Magnaini’s art and the beginning of five decades of close collaboration and friendship.
Ray Bradbury limited the number of tipsheets he signed for signed limited edition. Besides the lettered edition there are just 100 of the signed unnumbered edition, making them an even more unique collectible.
Available to purchase for this title:
- 500-copy signed numbered edition
- 52-copy signed traycased lettered edition – SOLD OUT
- 10-copy PC lettered edition w/o traycase
- Unsigned numbered edition
“Dawn to Dusk is rather like visiting an archeological dig, in that you can clearly see the skeletal system upon which the flesh of the novel was hung…I highly recommend this book–to all Bradbury fans for the literary history interest, and to anyone else who just enjoys a great read!” — Shroud Magazine
“Not just for Bradbury fans and completists, DUSK TO DAWN is a thoroughly entertaining collection of masterful entertainments that, sadly, never reached production.” — The Tomb of Dark Delights