PS Publishing is releasing another Ray Bradbury collection, this one with an introduction by Neil Gaiman. Publisher Peter Crowther tells us “hot on the heels of our edition of Ray’s Long After Midnight set, we’re queueing up his delightful The Machineries of Joy, available once again in three states: a £20 unsigned edition [limited to 500 copies]; a £50 slipcased edition signed by Ray [limited to 200 copies]; and a deluxe £95 traycased edition of just 100 copies, all signed by Ray and Neil Gaiman.”
The book will be released soon, with a cover by Joe Mugnaini (PS is taking pre-publication orders now). And, though Crowther isn’t yet giving us the table of contents, he does offer this excerpt from Gaiman’s introduction:
“There are authors I remember for their stories, other authors I remember for their people. Ray Bradbury is the only author I remember who sticks in my heart for his times of year and his places. The October Country is a perfect Bradbury title. It gives us a time and it makes it a country. You can go there. It’s waiting…”
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Are you a Ray Bradbury fan? What does this news mean to you? (In all honesty, the only thing I’ve ever read of his is ‘Something Wicked this Way Comes”- which I loved. I need to read more.)
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