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It Came From Outer Space

This book was published by Gauntlet Press in April 2004.

Picture shows Gauntlet hardcover, 2004. Cover painting by Ray Bradbury; cover design by Donn Albright and Marcelo M. Martinez.

It Came From Outer Space

Edited by Donn Albright.

This book was released in May 2004. The publisher's page for this book is here.

It Came From Outer Space is a limited edition hardcover collecting various materials relevant to the development of the film of the same name. An even more limite edition, the Lettered Edition, contains additional bonus materials.

The contents of the book are as follows:

 

San Bernardino Summers: A Foreword by Donn Albright

 

Part I: Prelude to a Screenplay: Ray Bradbury and It Came From Outer Space
  Ray Bradbury on "It Came From Outer Space" (an interview with Donn Albright)
  Our Harvest is Fear (an essay by William F. Touponce)
  Bradbury's Web of Fear (an essay by Jonathan Eller)
  "A Matter of Taste" (the short story that inspired It Came From Outer Space
 

Letter: Fantasy & Science Fiction to Ray Bradbury, June 28 1952

 

Part II: From Story to Film: It Came From Outer Space
  Ground Zero (The Atomic Monster) - 39 page treatment
  It Came From Outer Space (Atomic Monster) - 37 page outline 3 Sept 1952
  It Came From Outer Space (Atomic Monster) - 49 page outline 5 Sept 1952
 

It Came From Outer Space: A Story for Films - 119 pages Sept 1952

  Afterthoughts
  Russell Johnson: a reminiscence
 

Marketing It Came From Outer Space: Posters, Ads and Reviews

 

Part III: Life in Bungalow 10: Ray Bradbury and Sam Rolfe
  Bungalow 10: An introduction by Jonathan Eller
  Letter from Sophie Maslow to Ray Bradbury
 

Short Story: Troll Charge

 

Part IV: Postscript: Ray Bradbury and Harry Essex
  Postscript: an Introduction by Jonathan Eller
  Letter: Harry Essex to Ray Bradbury, Feb 10 1976
  Letter: Ray Bradbury to Harry Essex, Feb 10 1976
  Letter: Harry Essex to Ray Bradbury, undated
 

Chrysalis: a Partial Screenplay by Harry Essex, based on a story by Ray Bradbury

 

Part V: Bonus Materials (contained in the Lettered Edition only)
  Bonus Materials: an Introduction by Jonathan Eller
  Unfinished screenplay: A Face in the Deep
  Letter from Mathilde Moser to Ray Bradbury, Sept 8 1953