Here’s the description and table of contents for the upcoming Ray Bradbury tribute anthology Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury edited by Sam Weller & Mort Castle, which includes an essay by the master himself written specifically for this anthology:
What do you imagine when you hear the name . . . Bradbury?
You might see rockets to Mars. Or bizarre circuses where otherworldly acts whirl in the center ring. Perhaps you travel to a dystopian future, where books are set ablaze . . . or to an out-of-the-way sideshow, where animated illustrations crawl across human skin. Or maybe, suddenly, you’re returned to a simpler time in small-town America, where summer perfumes the air and life is almost perfect . . . almost.
Ray Bradbury—peerless storyteller, poet of the impossible, and one of America’s most beloved authors—is a literary giant whose remarkable career has spanned seven decades. Now twenty-six of today’s most diverse and celebrated authors offer new short works in honor of the master; stories of heart, intelligence, and dark wonder from a remarkable range of creative artists.
In Shadow Show, 26 acclaimed writers have come together to pay tribute to the work of the one and only Ray Bradbury with never before published stories inspired by the master. The incomparable literary artist who has given us such timeless classics as Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Dandelion Wine, is being honored by some of the most notable names in the writing world—including Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Audrey Niffenegger, Margaret Atwood, Alice Hoffman, Robert McCammon, and more—with new short fiction that thrills, frightens, moves, and dazzles in the great Bradbury tradition. Edited by Sam Weller and Mort Castle, with an introduction by the man, Ray Bradbury himself, Shadow Show pays well-deserved homage to one of America’s greatest, most celebrated authors.
- Second Homecoming by Ray Bradbury
- “The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury” by Neil Gaiman
- “Headlife” by Margaret Atwood
- “Heavy” by Jay Bonansinga
- “The Girl In The Funeral Parlor” by Sam Weller
- “The Companions” by David Morrell
- “The Exchange” by Thomas F. Monteleone
- “Cat on a Bad Couch” by Lee Martin
- “By The Silver Water Of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill
- “Little America” by Dan Chaon
- “The Phone Call” by John McNally
- “Young Pilgrims” by Joe Meno
- “Children Of The Bedtime Machine” by Robert McCammon
- “The Page” by Ramsey Campbell
- “Light” by Mort Castle
- “Conjure” by Alice Hoffman
- “Max” by John Maclay
- “Two Of A Kind” by Jacqueline Mitchard
- “Fat Man And Little Boy” by Gary Braunbeck
- “The Tattoo” by Bonnie Jo Campbell
- “Backwards In Seville” by Audrey Niffenegger
- “Earth: (A Gift Shop)” by Charles Yu
- “Hayleigh’s Dad” by Julia Keller
- “Who Knocks?” by Dave Eggers
- “Reservation 2020″ by Bayo Ojikutu
- “Two Houses” by Kelly Link
- “Weariness” by Harlan Ellison