Now and Forever

Author: Ray Bradbury

Genre: Science Fiction

Year: 2007

Rating: 9 of 10


This book consists of two novellas: Somewhere a Band is Playing & Leviathan ‘99. As usual Bradbury delivers great stories and wonderful storytelling. You really can’t go wrong with Bradbury. The first novella is about a town filled with immortal writers who try to remain undetected by the world at large, living a simple and peaceful existence until an outsider brings them the news that the town will be bulldozed to build a new highway. As with a lot of Bradbury’s work the story is nostalgic for a rapidly disappearing past. The second novella, Leviathan ’99, is essentially a science fiction retelling of Moby Dick. Instead of the ocean the story is set in space and the whale is replaced with the largest comet ever discovered. Both are highly enjoyable tales and I recommend them along with the rest of Bradbury’s catalog.


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