"Pillar of Fire"

Title"Pillar of Fire"
Year for Search1948
AuthorsBradbury, Ray[mond Douglas](1920-2012)
Tertiary AuthorsBradbury, Ray
Secondary TitlePlanet Stories (New York)
Volume / Edition3.11
Pagination38-58
Date PublishedSummer 1948
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Flawed utopia in which there is no crime or violence and a man from the past starts murdering people. Bradbury considers it a precursor to Fahrenheit 451 (1953).

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in A Treasury of Great Science Fiction. 2 vols. Ed. Anthony Boucher (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1959), 1: 141-69; and in Match to Flame: The Fictional Paths to Fahrenheit 451. Ed. Donn Albright and Jon[athan R.] Eller, Textual Ed. (Colorado Springs, CO: Gauntlet Press, 2006), 101-38.

Info Notes

Adapted by the author in his Pillar of Fire and Other Plays for today, tomorrow and beyond tomorrow (New York: Bantam Books, 1975) 1-64. First performed in December 1973 in Fullerton, CA.

Holding Institutions

Merril

Author Note

(1920-2012).

Full Text

1948 Bradbury, Ray[mond Douglas] (1920-2012). “Pillar of Fire.” Planet Stories (New York) 3.11 (Summer 1948): 38-58. Rpt. in A Treasury of Great Science Fiction. 2 vols. Ed. Anthony Boucher (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1959), 1: 141-69; and in Match to Flame: The Fictional Paths to Fahrenheit 451. Ed. Donn Albright and Jon[athan R.] Eller, Textual Ed. (Colorado Springs, CO: Gauntlet Press, 2006), 101-38. Adapted by the author in his Pillar of Fire and Other Plays for today, tomorrow and beyond tomorrow (New York: Bantam Books, 1975) 1-64. First performed in December 1973 in Fullerton, CA. Merril

Flawed utopia in which there is no crime or violence and a man from the past starts murdering people. Bradbury considers it a precursor to Fahrenheit 451 (1953).