As I was giving Bradburymedia a tidy up, I was quite shocked to discover that it's a whole year since I did any of my Lockdown Choices posts!
I started them during the 2020 lockdown, as a way of contributing something to the Bradbury centenary year - because many of the events planned or proposed for 2020 were cancelled or postponed. So I started working chronologically through Bradbury's books, giving a potted history of each one and passing on my recommendations of which stories are worthy of your time.
Looking back, I see that I managed eleven of these posts, all of which were adopted (with permission) by the official Ray Bradbury website, which is run by the Bradbury estate.
It was never my intention to stop at eleven; it's just what happened. Around that time I got swamped with university work, and when I emerged from that I was off and running with my Bradbury 100 podcast. Somehow, I never quite got back to continuing the lockdown book reviews. Maybe I'll pick it up again this summer...
I don't think I ever pulled all of the Lockdown Choices pages together in one place, so I'm going to make amends below. I have, by the way, now inserted my Bradbury 101 videos into the relevant pages, so everything ties together.
Phil's Lockdown Choices:
01: Dark Carnival (1947)
02: The Martian Chronicles (1950)
03: The Illustrated Man (1951)
04: The Golden Apples of the Sun (1953)
05: Fahrenheit 451 (1953)
06: Switch on the Night (1955)
07: The October Country (1955)
08: Dandelion Wine (1957)
10: The Small Assassin (1962)
11: Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962)
To be continued...?