Science Fiction Re-Imagined

Z File’s Howard Zimmerman has been on the forefront of science fiction editing, production and publishing since the 1970s. His past track record includes Starlog Magazine, for which Howard was editor in chief from 1977 through 1985.

Through an exclusive arrangement with Ray Bradbury to re-imagine his most famous science fiction classics Z File has produced Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes and The Martian Chronicles as beautifully illustrated graphic novels. Z File’s unique editorial and publishing experience in science fiction makes us the best book packagers in this genre.

Fahrenheit 451.  In 1953, Ray Bradbury envisioned one of the world’s most unforgettable dystopian futures. Artist Tim Hamilton translates this frightening modern masterpiece into a gorgeously rendered graphic novel. With Bradbury’s full cooperation in this authorized adaptation, Hamilton has created a striking work of art that uniquely captures the fireman Montag’s awakening to the evil of government-controlled thought and the inestimable value of philosophy, theology, and literature.

Including an original foreword by Ray Bradbury and fully depicting the brilliance and force of his canonic and beloved masterwork, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is an exceptional, haunting work of graphic literature.

Something Wicked This Way Comes. Award-winning illustrator Ron Wimberly has captured with stunning black-and-white art the sinister magic that makes this one of the great dark fantasies in young-adult fiction.

“Cooger and Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show” howls into Green Town, Illinois, at three in the morning a week before Halloween. Under its carnival tents is a mirror maze that steals wishes; a carousel that promises eternal life, in exchange for your soul; the Dust Witch, who unerringly foresees your death; and Mr. Dark, the Illustrated Man, who has lived for centuries off the misery of others. Only two boys, Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade, on the cusp of growing up, recognize the dark magic at work and have a plan to stop this ancient evil—if it doesn’t kill them first.

The Martian Chronicles. The Earthmen came by the handful, then the hundreds, then the millions. They swept aside the majestic, dying Martian civilization to build their homes, shopping malls, and cities. Mars began as a place of boundless hopes and dreams, a planet to replace an Earth sinking into waste and war. It became a canvas for mankind’s follies and darkest desires. Ultimately, the Earthmen who came to conquer the Red Planet awoke to discover themselves conquered by Mars. Lulled by its ancient enchantments, the surviving Earthmen learn, at terrible cost, to overcome their own humanity.

Rendered in gorgeous, full-color art by Dennis Calero, Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles: The Authorized Adaptation graphically translates fourteen of Bradbury’s famous interconnected science-fiction stories, turning an unforgettable vision of man and Mars into an unforgettable work of graphic storytelling.


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