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RAY BRADBURY. AHMED AND THE OBLIVION MACHINES - FIRST HARD COVER.
OVERVIEW: Bradbury's "Ahmed and the Oblivion Macines" is a fable for adults and children alike about the importance of letting dreams take flight. It is the adventure of the daydreaming Ahmed, the twelve year-old son of a caravan leader. During an evening trek across the desert, Ahmed falls from his camel and is left behind only to discover and awaken the ancient god Gonn-Ben-Allah. The god, thankful for his salvation, bestows on Ahmed the gift of flight and together they journey through space and time, witnessing the wonders of the world yet-to-come or that-has-been. It is this journey, in true mythological fashion, that transforms the child by bestowing him wisdom and granting him the courage to make his dreams come true.
ill. Illustrator: Chris Lane. NY: Avon, 1998. First Edition. 6 X 9. Hard Cover. Fine / Fine. ISBN: 0380977044. This is an original story by Bradbury, and profusely illustrated by Chris Lane. Bradbury and Lane first met and worked together on Little Nemo in Slumberland, an animated feature in 1982. This is the first time they have produced a book together. Wrap-around color cover. Ray Bradburys signature is embossed on the front board. Illustrated endpapers. Very nice production.