Ray Bradbury

David Seed (Author)

Product Details

University of Illinois Press
Publish Date
March 01, 2015
6.92 X 0.82 X 9.09 inches | 1.06 pounds
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About the Author

David Seed is a professor of American literature at Liverpool University. He is author of Brainwashing: The Fictions of Mind Control and Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction.


"Makes a significant contribution to the study of Bradbury's science fiction by carrying his survey and analysis on through the entire arc of Bradbury's creative life, further than any earlier studies were able to take it. Seed also demonstrates full command of the critical legacy, which is now incredibly broad in terms of academic, journalistic, and popular media responses to Bradbury's very special brand of science fiction."
--Jonathan R. Eller, author of Becoming Ray Bradbury and Ray Bradbury Unbound

"David Seed's excellent study of Ray Bradbury's extensive and diverse corpus fulfills more than one essential function in critical writings on the author... Seed's study is rigorous and comprehensive."--Science Fiction Studies

"Seed's scholarly, yet accessible, appreciation, supplemented by a comprehensive bibliography, reaffirms the ongoing standing of Bradbury's work, especially in the context of his most famous books such as Fahrenheit 451."--Sydney Morning Herald

"A well-researched and clearly argued discussion of the key texts which made Bradbury a titan of mid-twentieth-century science fiction."--Times Literary Supplement

"Those new to Bradbury's writings will find Seed's book a useful resource for a thorough overview of Bradbury's novels, numerous short stories, and the themes, issues, and relevance of Bradbury's science fiction, then and now. Recommended."--Choice

"Seed's study is very serious and comprehensive and ought to do much to boost Bradbury's reputation in American Studies."--SFRA Review