Nolan on Bradbury by William F. Nolan
Trade Paperback – Hippocampus Press – Feb 2013 – 270 pages
William F. Nolan knew the late great Ray Bradbury for more than sixty years, and during that entire span he has written perspicaciously about his mentor and friend, beginning with The Ray Bradbury Review (1952) and continuing to the present day. This volume, published on the occasion of Nolan’s 85th birthday, is a celebration of his lifelong devotion to the master of fantasy and science fiction. Included are twenty pioneering articles on Bradbury, along with a sheaf of stories influenced by such works as The Illustrated Man and The Martian Chronicles, including the delightful parodies “Mr. B. Goes to Hollywood” and “The Dandelion Chronicles.” With a foreword by Ray Bradbury, an introduction by Jason V Brock, an afterword by Greg Bear, and tributes to Bradbury by Brock, S. T. Joshi, and John Tibbetts.