Presented here are brilliant dramatizations of works by Hugo and Nebula award-winning authors originally created for a prize-winning NPR series treasured by science-fiction fans. 2000X: Tales of the Next Millennia is a winner of the Bradbury Award of the Science-Fiction Writers of America, and includes "Pillar of Fire" by Ray Bradbury, "By His Bootstraps" by Robert A. Heinlein, "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow" by Kurt Vonnegut, "'Repent Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman" by Harlan Ellison, and others.
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The author of more than thirty books, Ray Bradbury is one of the most celebrated fiction writers of our time. Among his best-known works are "Fahrenheit 451", "The Martian Chronicles", "The Illustrated Man", "Dandelion Wine", and "Something Wicked This Way Comes". In 2000, Mr. Bradbury was honored by the National Book Foundation with a medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He is the winner of the 2004 National Medal of Arts and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation. In 2007, he was awarded a medal naming him a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, France's highest cultural award. His most recent books include "Now and Forever", "Farewell Summer", and "From the Dust Returned". Mr. Bradbury lives in Los Angeles.
Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American Literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in "The Siren's of Titan" in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" with "Cat's Cradle" in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene has declared, "one of the best living American writers."
Harlan Ellison is one of the world's most respected writers of fiction. He has won more awards for his fiction than any living writer.
Williams has been teaching college level graphic design for 14 years.
In this science fiction short story anthology, diverse players tackle a variety of excellent, good, and mediocre stories, with the positives much outweighing the negatives. There are some truly classic tales here: "By His Bootstraps," by Robert A. Heinlein; "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman," by Harlan Ellison; "R.U.R.," by Karel Capek--to name just three. Among the offerings are stories by authors Kurt Vonnegut, Fredric Brown, A.E. van Vogt, Octavia E. Butler, C.L. Moore, and Connie Willis. The readers are mostly well known and of vast talent: Richard Dreyfuss, Charles Durning, Tom Poston, Lynne Thigpen, Rene Auberjonois, Barbara Rush, Robin Williams, among others. Truly well done. D.R.W. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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