Two previously unpublished novellas comprise this astonishing new volumefrom one of science fiction's greatest living writers. In the first,'Somewhere a Band is Playing', newsman James Cardiff is lured throughpoetry and his fascination with a beautiful and enigmatic young woman toSummerton, Arizona. The small town's childless population hold anextraordinary secret which has been passed on for thousands of yearsunbeknownst to the rest of human civilization. In the second novella,'Leviathan '99', the classic tale of Herman Melville's 'Moby Dick' isreborn as an interstellar adventure. It recounts the exploits of the madCaptain Ahab, who, blinded by his first encounter with a gigantic cometcalled 'Leviathan', pursues his lunatic vendetta across the universe. Bornin space and seeking adventure in the skies, astronaut Ishmael Jones joinsthe crew aboard the Cetus 7 and quickly finds his fate in the hands of anindefatigable captain. Published together for the first time in onevolume, these two stories twinkle with Bradbury's characteristicallyintricate metaphors and lyrical phrases. Both are a lasting testament toan older generation of writers that, much like the Leviathan itself, areon the threshold of passing on into the realm of legend.