Science Fiction (Required Readings)

22 The Veldt


Ray Bradbury

Silhouette of an open book PDF text (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”.

Librarian Note

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

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Ray Bradbury : A Critical Companion

Bonus find – listen to Stephen Colbert read it aloud in this youtube video:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Further research:

Ray Bradbury’s official website

Credo article on Ray Bradbury (from WCC Library)

Wikipedia article on Ray Bradbury

Becoming Ray Bradbury (pdf full text from the WCC Library)
Chronicles the making of an iconic American writer.