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Dandelions of Mars
Edited by Jean Goldstrom and Ahmed Khan
Whortleberry Press, $19.95, 219pp
Release Date: June 17, 2013
What do you get if you combine the titles of Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles and Dandelion Wine? You have the title of an anthology of stories inspired by his life and work. Tribute anthologies are always tricky and I’m happy to say this one works. Some are very good and there isn’t a single clunker.

It begins with a tribute poem to Bradbury and then onward to the stories. At the end of each is a comment by the author of what story was the inspiration. Some said that Bradbury’s body of work was the inspiration. For me, the most successful were the stories directly inspired by and placed in one of his worlds. For example, my favorite is The City Electric, inspired by There Will Come Soft Rains. The New York subway system runs endlessly, all the while wondering where the humans who created it have gone and when they are coming back. The comment after another story, Dream Job, introduced me to A Graveyard For Lunatics, a novel by Bradbury I had never heard of, but have now read and enjoyed. It’s a satire on Hollywood based on Bradbury’s years there.

Overall, it’s a good collection of stories for readers familiar with the work of Ray Bradbury and eager to have just a little more of his style and spirit. ~~ Marian Powell

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