Science Fiction (Required Readings)

23 there comes a rain softly

(1950)

Ray Bradbury

Silhouette of an open book PDF of story (pp. 34).

Additional Short Stories

The Veldt (from WCC Library)

What do you all think? Are we moving toward this?

This is the original short story (later republished as The Veldt) as it first appeared in the September 23, 1950 issue of The Saturday Evening Post 

 It was originally titled “The World the Children Made”.

 audio alternativeAn audio version is also available for you through the Internet Archive.

The Happiness Machine” (1957) Dandelion Wine

From the Dust Returned.” Concerning a boy’s experience of witnessing the resurrection of and conversing with the Egyptian royal mummy Nef, the grandmother of Nefertiti.

That Woman on the Lawn.” Dealing with a man talking with the ghost of his mother when she was a young lady.

Another fine mess.” About a ghost.

The Finnegan“. About a spider.

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Librarian Note

Ray Bradbury’s official website

Whatcom CC logo - This link is authorized for Whatcom students onlyCredo article on Ray Bradbury (from WCC Library)

Wikipedia article on Ray Bradbury

Whatcom CC logo - This link is authorized for Whatcom students onlyBecoming Ray Bradbury (pdf full text from the WCC Library)
Chronicles the making of an iconic American writer.

Whatcom CC logo - This link is authorized for Whatcom students onlyRay Bradbury : A Critical Companion

 

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