EC Comics, then famous for its horror and science fiction titles, pirated these eight stories by Ray Bradbury without acknowledgment or payment in full color comic book format back in the fifties. Bradbury noted the theft, waited patiently for payment for a while, then sent them a friendly letter noting that they had "forgotten" to pay him. EC immediately paid up. Then in the 60s the stories were reprinted in black and white in mass market paperback format by Ballantine Books with an introduction by Bradbury. I happened to find it in a convenience story paperback rack when I was a teenager, and snapped it up immediately, being a big Bradbury fan at the time. This is some of the most fun reading I've ever done in my life! It's a pity this is out of print, but if Bradbury is your thing it's well worth the trouble and the money to track down a good used copy to add to your collection.