God love him, Bradbury foresaw the future, wrote stunningly about it, and no one believed him - until now. These terrific stories are for anyone who wonders. You don't have to be a Science Fiction buff, just a person with a curious mind.
A collection of short science fiction/fantasy stories by a master writer. Ok, when you get this book, make sure you have no interruptions because Bradbury's descriptions combined with your open mind and colorful imagination will plop you right down into the middle of the story. The stories are very creative and intriguing. "The Small Assassin" is about a couple who have a baby and the mother thinks the baby wants to kill them. Do Moms really have more insight on their baby than the doctors and father? "The Veldt" involves some spoiled children... is it too late for the parents to correct their mistakes? "The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl" is about a man who visits a friend and kills him -- them decides to wipe away all the fingerprints to leave no evidence, but hmmm, did he even touch the fruit at the bottom? "And The Rock Cried Out" what would happen if you were visiting in a foreign country and all of a sudden all "white" people (keep in mind this was written in 1953!) died and you and your spouse were the only ones left? "Night Meeting" who's the phantom the Martian or the Earthling? "Dandelion Wine" is a abstract piece and is a childhood growing up/coming of age prose; don't break it up read it all at once. "The Foghorn" is my favorite ... just to what is that foghorn at the top of the lighthouse calling out to? Fever Dream is a spooky "kids know but adults won't listen" type warning. "The Illustrated Man" is about a wanderer whose entire body is a living canvas of exotic tattoos. What's even more remarkable, and increasingly disturbing, is that the illustrations are themselves magically alive, and each proceeds to unfold its own story. Know anyone with a tattoo? This Ray Bradbury Vintage awaits your open eager mind!
i am a personal huge fan of bradbury works. this book has a number of his stories. he has a way of making really extraordinary, eerie circumstances into what may seem regular and not creepy. amazing!
23 great short stories. You will not be disappointed.