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Marionettes, Inc.

Marionettes, Inc.

(2009)
A collection of stories by

 
In Marionettes, Inc., Ray Bradbury offers his devoted readers something both special and unexpected: a unified view of one small corner of a varied fictional universe. In five stories (one of them original to this collection, plus a rare, previously unpublished screen treatment), Bradbury explores the concept of Robotics and examines its impact on the day-to-day lives of ordinary people.

Several of these tales, including Changeling and Punishment Without Crime, are set in a world in which the eponymous company, Marionettes, Inc., has successfully created incredibly detailed replicas of existing men and women. When these surrogate people take their place in the real, often messy realm of human relationships, the results are sometimes tragic, sometimes ironic, and always surprising.

But the true heart of this resonant collection is the classic novella, I Sing the Body Electric. In this quintessential Bradbury story, an electric Grandma enters the lives of a grieving, newly motherless family, and slowly restores their capacity for wonder and joy. Like the very best of Bradbury s fiction, it is a magical, deeply felt account of hope, growth, survival, and change, and a moving meditation on what it really means to be human.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Marionettes, Inc.
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
ISBN: 1-59606-215-0 / 978-1-59606-215-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Subterranean
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: X Minus One: Marionettes, Inc. (December 21, 1955)
Author(s): Ray Bradbury, George Lefferts - adaptation
Publisher: BN Publishing
Availability: Amazon   

May 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: X Minus One: Marionettes, Inc. (December 21, 1955)
Author(s): Ray Bradbury, George Lefferts - adaptation
Publisher: BN Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2007 : USA Audio edition
Title: X Minus One: Marionettes, Inc. (Dramatized)
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Radio Spirits, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

May 2007 : UK Audio edition
Title: X Minus One: Marionettes, Inc. (Dramatized)
Author(s): Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Radio Spirits, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   



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