Now and Forever LP: Somewhere a Band Is Playing & Leviathan '99 (Paperback)
From an incomparable artist whose stories have reshaped America's literary landscape come two bewitching novellas that have never before appeared in print—each distinctly different, yet uniquely Bradbury—demonstrating the breathtaking range of the master's talent and the irrepressible vitality of his mind, spirit, and heart.
In Somewhere a Band Is Playing, a writer is drawn by poetry and dreams to tiny Summerton, Arizona, a community hidden in plain view, where the residents, miraculously, never seem to age. Enchanted by its powerful rural magic—and by a beautiful, enigmatic lady—the writer sets out to uncover Summerton's mysteries before the inevitable arrival of a ruthless and soulless destruction.
With Leviathan '99, the author who once colonized Mars returns to the cosmos to brilliantly reimagine Herman Melville's classic masterwork of obsession and the sea, transforming a great whale into a massive, worlds-devouring comet. In the year 2099, fledgling astronaut Ishmael Hunnicut Jones boards the Cetus 7, placing his fate in the hands of a relentless madman who is blindly chasing the celestial monster's tail.
Rich in poetry, wonder, and truth—brimming with imagination, intelligence, and delectable sly humor—here is proof positive that the words and stories of the inimitable Bradbury will live on . . . Now and Forever.