By Ray Bradbury

May 2013 booklet - retail epub

Halloween evening, 1954. a tender, film-obsessed scriptwriter has simply been employed at one of many nice studios. An nameless research leads from the enormous Maximus motion pictures backlot to an eerie graveyard separated from the studio through a unmarried wall. There he makes a terrifying discovery that thrusts him right into a maelstrom of intrigue and mystery--and into the dizzy excitement of the motion picture on the peak of its glittering energy.

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6. Aitken, R. , The Binary Stars, Dover Publications, New York, 1964, pp. 240-1. The account of Sirius extends from p. 237 to p. 241. 7. 'Multiplicity of the Sirius System,' art. cit. (see above, Note 2). 8. Mass Loss and Evolution in Close Binaries, Copenhagen University, 1970, pp. 190-4. ) 9. Op. cit. (Note 6 above). 10. Op. cit. (Note 3 above) Chapter 33. 11. See for instance the book Interstellar Communication, op. cit. (Note 1 above), an anthology with contributions from nineteen astronomers and scientists.

13. , p. 92. 14. , p. no. 15. , pp. 232-5. 16. Op. cit. (Note 3 above), pp. 440-64. 17. Ibid. 18. See for instance Pritchard, J. , Ancient Near Eastern Texts relating to the Old Testament, Princeton University Press, 1955, p. 42, the introductory remarks to trans, of 'The Deluge' and also pp. 93-5, account of the Flood. 19. , 'Un Systeme Soudanais de Sirius', Journal de la Societe des Africainistes, Tome XX, Fascicule 1, 1950, pp. 273-94. An English translation of this article follows Chapter One in this book.

The Sirius system is depicted on the chequered blanket called koso wala, 'coloured picture', consisting of ten sequences made up of some thirty rectangles coloured alternately indigo and white which symbolize, respectively, darkness and light, earth and sky, and, in Bambara mythology, Pemba and Faro. Scattered throughout there are twentythree rectangles with different patterns of small stripes placed in the direction of the thread, alternating the indigo, white and red. Twenty of them represent stars or constellations; the other three respectively represent the rainbow, hailstones and rain.

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