Two dazzling new novellas from the celebrated author of . Fahrenheit 451. . Two previously unpublished novellas comprise this astonishing new volume from one of science fictions greatest living writers. . In the first, . Somewhere a . Band is . Playing, newsman . James . Cardiff is lured through poetry and his fascination with a beautiful and enigmatic young woman to . Summerton, . Arizona. . The small towns childless population hold an extraordinary secret which has been passed on for thousands of years unbeknownst to the rest of human civilization. . In the second novella, . Leviathan 99, the classic tale of . Herman . Melvilles . Moby . Dick is reborn as an interstellar adventure. . It recounts the exploits of the mad . Captain . Ahab, who, blinded by his first encounter with a gigantic comet called . Leviathan, pursues his lunatic vendetta across the universe. . Born in space and seeking adventure in the skies, astronaut . Ishmael . Jones joins the crew aboard the . Cetus 7 and quickly finds his fate in the hands of an indefatigable captain. . Published together for the first time in one volume, these two stories twinkle with . Bradburys characteristically intricate metaphors and lyrical phrases. . Both are a lasting testament to an older generation of writers that, much like the . Leviathan itself, are on the threshold of passing on into the realm of legend.