Dating from 1971, this is one of Bradbury's best story collections. Not only does it have tales that could easily have come from _Martian Chronicles_ ("Night Call, Collect" and the melodramatic "The Lost City of Mars"), or from _Dandelion Wine_ ("Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby's Is a Friend of Mine"), but there is also a marvelous homage to and parody of Hemingway ("The Kilimanjaro Device"), an uncharacteristically creepy portrait of an otherworldly loser ("Heavy-Set"), and several utterly delightful Irish stories (especially "The Terrible Conflagration up at the Place" and "The Cold Wind and the Warm"). There is even a prose-poem "cantata" that brings together the birth of Christ and space travel, for those who can appreciate that sort of thing.
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The review of this Book prepared by David Loftus