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RAY BRADBURY – Bright Phoenix Fantasy and Science Fiction May 1963

Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction May 1963 BRADBURY vintage pulp ASIMOV

Please utilize the pictures to determine the exact condition of the item. 

Good condition. Bright, colorful front cover. Clean, no writing or staining. Square, tight. Small chip off back cover, see closeup. Nice spine.

Ray Bradbury's Bright Phoenix

 Let’s explore the captivating contents of the May 1963 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction:

  1. Introduction:
    • “Bradbury: Prose Poet in the Age of Space” by William F. Nolan.
  2. Stories by Ray Bradbury:
    • “Bright Phoenix”.
    • “To the Chicago Abyss”.
  3. Index to Works of Ray Bradbury by William F. Nolan.
  4. Other Short Stories:
    • “Mrs. Pigafetta Swims Well” by R. Bretnor.
    • “Ferdinand Feghoot: LXII” by Grendel Briarton.
    • “Newton Said” by Jack Thomas Leahy.
    • “Underfollow” by John Jakes.
    • “Now Wakes the Sea Watch the Bug-Eyed Monster” by J. G. Ballard.
    • “Don White”.
    • “Treaty In Tartessos” by Karen Anderson
  5. Cover Art: The cover features an illustration by Joe Mugnaini.

This issue of F&SF offers a delightful blend of speculative fiction, thought-provoking essays, and poetic musings. Dive into these imaginative tales and explore the wonders of the cosmos! 🚀✨

“Bright Phoenix” is a short story written by Ray Bradbury. Here are the details:

In this tale, when the town’s chief censor decides to use the library as a testing ground for burning selected books, a librarian angers him with his strange behavior. The story explores themes of censorship, knowledge, and the power of literature. It serves as a precursor to the larger narrative found in “Fahrenheit 451”.

If you’re interested in exploring more of Bradbury’s work, I recommend diving into the full novel “Fahrenheit 451” itself, which delves deeper into these thought-provoking themes