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Stories Volume 1 [EPUB] ✸ Stories Volume 1 ✻ Ray Bradbury – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk One hundred classic stories from the celebrated author of Fahrenheit In this, the first volume of Ray Bradbury s short stories, some of the author s finest works are published together, among them Ho One hundred classic stories from the celebrated author of FahrenheitIn this, the first volume of Ray Bradbury s short stories, some of the author s finest works are published together, among them Homecoming , Veldt , A Sound of Thunder and The Stories Volume PDF \ Long Rain Join an ill fated crew of astronauts pushed to the brink of insanity by the incessant and highly corrosive rain on Venus, a high tech virtual reality playroom that comes to life with terrible consequences, and a safari company offering tours for the wealthy back in time to the prehistoric era to stalk and kill dinosaurs, resulting in the present they return to being irrevocably altered This collection is a rare treasure trove of wonder as apprehensive about technology and the fate of humanity as it is elegiaic of its irrepressible progress Each story presents an enlightening and poetic facet of Bradbury s writing, every one as relevant now as when it was first written.

    Stories Volume 1 ePUB Í Stories Volume PDF \ as it is elegiaic of its irrepressible progress Each story presents an enlightening and poetic facet of Bradbury s writing, every one as relevant now as when it was first written."/>
  • Paperback
  • 956 pages
  • Stories Volume 1
  • Ray Bradbury
  • English
  • 01 February 2019
  • 0007280475

About the Author: Ray Bradbury

Ray Douglas Bradbury, American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August , in Waukegan, Illinois He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in Although his formal education ended there, he became a student of Stories Volume PDF \ life, selling newspapers on LA street corners from to , spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter He became a full time writer in , and contributed numerous short stories to periodicals before publishing a collection of them, Dark Carnival, in His reputation as a writer of courage and vision was established with the publication of The Martian Chronicles in , which describes the first attempts of Earth people to conquer and colonize Mars, and the unintended consequences Next came The Illustrated Man and then, in , Fahrenheit , which many consider to be Bradbury s masterpiece, a scathing indictment of censorship set in a future world where the written word is forbidden In an attempt to salvage their history and culture, a group of rebels memorize entire works of literature and philosophy as their books are burned by the totalitarian state Other works include The October Country, Dandelion Wine, A Medicine for Melancholy, Something Wicked This Way Comes, I Sing the Body Electric , Quicker Than the Eye, and Driving Blind In all, Bradbury has publishedthan thirty books, close to short stories, and numerous poems, essays, and plays His short stories have appeared inthan , school curriculum recommended reading anthologies Ray Bradbury s work has been included in four Best American Short Story collections He has been awarded the O Henry Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America, the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award, among others In November , the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters was conferred upon Mr Bradbury at the National Book Awards Ceremony in New York City Ray Bradbury has never confined his vision to the purely literary He has been nominated for an Academy Award for his animated film Icarus Montgolfier Wright , and has won an Emmy Award for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree He adapted sixty five of his stories for television s Ray Bradbury Theater He was the creative consultant on the United States Pavilion at the New York World s Fair In he created the interior metaphors for the Spaceship Earth display at Epcot Center, Disney World, and later contributed to the conception of the Orbitron space ride at Euro Disney, France Married since , Mr Bradbury and his wife Maggie lived in Los Angeles with their numerous cats Together, they raised four daughters and had eight grandchildren Sadly, Maggie passed away in November of On the occasion of his th birthday in August , Bradbury said, The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter because some new idea has hit me The feeling I have every day is very much the same as it was when I was twelve In any event, here I am, eighty years old, feeling no different, full of a great sense of joy, and glad for the long life that has been allowed me I have good plans for the next ten or twenty years, and I hope you ll come along.



10 thoughts on “Stories Volume 1

  1. Johann (jobis89) Johann (jobis89) says:

    I was in love, then, with monsters and skeletons and circuses and carnivals and dinosaurs and, at last, the red planet, Mars If anyone knows how to effectively review a book containing 100 short stories, please hit me up I ve just been sitting with this caption open for about 5 minutes, blankly staring at itWhere to begin I will say that the range of genres covered by Bradbury is incredibly broad You ve got science fiction, fantasy, horror, and those stories that I just adore where Bradb I was in love, then, with monsters and skeletons and circuses and carnivals and dinosaurs and, at last, the red planet, Mars If anyone knows how to effectively review a book containing 100 short stories, please hit me up I ve just been sitting with this caption open for about 5 minutes, blankly staring at itWhere to begin I will say that the range of genres covered by Bradbury is incredibly broad You ve got science fiction, fantasy, horror, and those stories that I just adore where Bradbury delivers little slices of American life Those are my personal favourites.But I ll highlight a few that stood out for me The October Game was an incredibly dark story centred on a game being played on Halloween night I was almost taken aback at how dark it was The Fog Horn I had read this before but it is still one of the best short stories I ve ever read Just go into this one knowing nothing The Black Ferris was clearly Bradbury s inspiration for Something Wicked This Way Comes A Ferris wheel capable of turning back the years, or moving them forward The Emissary was another one that I was happy to revisit a sweet little tale about a sick young boy and his dog that turns quite dark There Will Come Soft Rains is considered to be one of the best sci fi stories and I can see why A house is completely controlled and managed by machines whilst it s inhabitants have perished.It was extremely difficult to even whittle down the 100 stories to pick out a few highlights Ray Bradbury was a genius, his imagination blows my mind and I find his writing to be some of the most beautiful I ve ever read.This collection has solidified Bradbury as one of my top 3 favourite authors I d highly recommend this to ANY reader the perfect collection to dip in and out of 5 stars

  2. Lostaccount Lostaccount says:

    Working through this volume to find stories by Bradbury that I haven t read, having read most of his stories over the years Wonderful writer and wonderful in the true sense of the word stories.

  3. Miss Bookiverse Miss Bookiverse says:

    Nach ber einem Jahr habe ich dieses 950 Seiten Biest endlich beendet 100 Kurzgeschichten kenne ich nun von Bradbury und ich fand sie so toll, dass ich Volume 2 mit 100 weiteren bereits im Regal habe Es sind zwei Dinge, die ich an diesem Autor sch tze zum einen sein farbenfroher, greifbarer Schreibstil, der jede Szene zum Leben erweckt und noch mal ganz anders zeichnet als ich es aus dem Alltag gewohnt bin Zum anderen seine Ideenvielfalt von Mars und Weltraumexpeditionen ber Zeitreisen zu Nach ber einem Jahr habe ich dieses 950 Seiten Biest endlich beendet 100 Kurzgeschichten kenne ich nun von Bradbury und ich fand sie so toll, dass ich Volume 2 mit 100 weiteren bereits im Regal habe Es sind zwei Dinge, die ich an diesem Autor sch tze zum einen sein farbenfroher, greifbarer Schreibstil, der jede Szene zum Leben erweckt und noch mal ganz anders zeichnet als ich es aus dem Alltag gewohnt bin Zum anderen seine Ideenvielfalt von Mars und Weltraumexpeditionen ber Zeitreisen zu den Dinosauriern bis zu gespenstischen Riesenr dern oder einen Hemingway zitierenden Papageien Die Geschichten sind so kreativ und mischen immer wieder bernat rliche Elemente in Alltagsszenarien oder spinnen die technischen M glichkeiten der Zukunft ein entscheidendes St ck weiter Ein bisschen Scifi, ein bisschen Grusel oder einfach Beobachtungen aus dem und ber das Leben.Meine Favoriten The Coffin, The Scythe, The Crowd, The Veldt, The Long Rain, A Sound of Thunder, The Fog Horn, The Emissary, Jack in the Box, Interval in Sunlight

  4. Ingo Ingo says:

    I don t envy the editors of this collection There are easier tasks than deciding what to choose from the 500 stories Brad Bradbury has written in his 90 years These two volumes combine about 150 of them stories, not years , so this is the biggest collection to date.There are some classics in here that have been anthologized quite a few times There Will Come Soft Rains , A Sound of Thunder , Mars Is Heaven among others.From the lesser known stories I particularly enjoyed some of the cre I don t envy the editors of this collection There are easier tasks than deciding what to choose from the 500 stories Brad Bradbury has written in his 90 years These two volumes combine about 150 of them stories, not years , so this is the biggest collection to date.There are some classics in here that have been anthologized quite a few times There Will Come Soft Rains , A Sound of Thunder , Mars Is Heaven among others.From the lesser known stories I particularly enjoyed some of the creepy ones e.g The Town Where No One Got Off , Marionettes, Inc and the wonderfully twisted Night Call, Collect.Some of the rocket and aliens imagery may seem a little quaint today but I d argue they only reinforce if unintentionally the nostalgia that has always pervaded the fiction of Ray Bradbury

  5. Sumant Sumant says:

    I have focused on short story lot last year, as I was not ready to invest in another science fiction or fantasy book series, and I generally don t like to read stand alone books For me the short story format is really unique because in space of few pages a author has not only create a whole world to his user, but also has to reach a user and doing this especially is really difficult in an science fiction genre because you have many questions to answer.But this collection of short stories manag I have focused on short story lot last year, as I was not ready to invest in another science fiction or fantasy book series, and I generally don t like to read stand alone books For me the short story format is really unique because in space of few pages a author has not only create a whole world to his user, but also has to reach a user and doing this especially is really difficult in an science fiction genre because you have many questions to answer.But this collection of short stories manages to do that almost every time, and the short stories in this book are not only about sci fi but they cover a wide spectrum like fantasy and horror too It is really hard to review this book as a whole because there about 100 short stories in this book, and it s not possible to remember each and every story and write a review about it I was able to enjoy most of the stories in this huge collection, but I think Bradbury shows you his magic when starts writing about mars.The martian stories are best stories of this collection for me as I really enjoyed reading all of them.I give this book 4 5 stars

  6. Charles Moore Charles Moore says:

    Many, many years ago my cousin gave me a copy of Bradbury s Martian Chronicles That was about all I ever read of Bradbury until now I liked the Martian Chronicles They were imaginative, exciting, and different in a Twilight ZoneThese stories are much broader, of course, but I think represent a very creative mind at work I have a theory that you get a better idea about the author s thinking and imagination by reading collections of short stories Instead of having to develop a few ideas t Many, many years ago my cousin gave me a copy of Bradbury s Martian Chronicles That was about all I ever read of Bradbury until now I liked the Martian Chronicles They were imaginative, exciting, and different in a Twilight ZoneThese stories are much broader, of course, but I think represent a very creative mind at work I have a theory that you get a better idea about the author s thinking and imagination by reading collections of short stories Instead of having to develop a few ideas to the nth degree, we get a chance to see their minds bounce from idea to idea I think with some collections you get a better idea of the writer s ability to twist and turn a plot and characters without having to do so much plot weaving.Bradbury seemed to notice things I didn t And because these stories have now matured forty years they give a bit of insight into what the populations were thinking back then His stories range from the very quirky to just a homespun tale but always with an unexpected ending For such short works he obviously worked extra hard to make them count.The result are a collection of excellent tales of a huge variety of insights and observations of the world

  7. Henrik Henrik says:

    June 6, 2012 Reading some of Bradbury s short stories on this day, the day he passed away, leaving the world at the age of 91 A medicine for Melancholy Read this one first A very fine, downplayed story set in the 1700s and quite a bold story What a cure for melancholy Up next now Fever Dream Fever Dreams Reading this was strange, strange indeed Because it resembled an unpublished story of mine quite some And I know I ve never read this Bradbury tale before Of course, Fever Dr June 6, 2012 Reading some of Bradbury s short stories on this day, the day he passed away, leaving the world at the age of 91 A medicine for Melancholy Read this one first A very fine, downplayed story set in the 1700s and quite a bold story What a cure for melancholy Up next now Fever Dream Fever Dreams Reading this was strange, strange indeed Because it resembled an unpublished story of mine quite some And I know I ve never read this Bradbury tale before Of course, Fever Dreams is vastly better than my own wee tale The Hand and with an ending that sends shivers down your back Mine was an attempt to couple a boy s experiences with a kind of cosmic horror and I failed The TOwn Where No One Got Off A nice little, creepy tale Wonderful atmosphere and, for a long while, uncertainty A story that really says something about the human nature when it comes to our relation with other people Dark You bet.As always,reviews coming, as I read new stories Since there are 100 stories just in this volume that may take quite a number of years

  8. Stef Smulders Stef Smulders says:

    Three and a half Read about 15 stories of this collection In the introduction Bradbury explains that the main reason for him to write is the sheer joy he has in doing it and that is exactly what these stories radiate the intense pleasure of storytelling Funny, chilling, surprising they often are, the only drawback being the setting that is often repeated vampires, time travel, space adventures.

  9. Rachel Rachel says:

    In a collection of this size, there are bound to be a few repeats, but that wasn t a big deal when compared with the fact that I finally got a chance to read There Will Come Soft Rains and Mars Is Heaven , two of the best short stories I have ever read It is always a pleasure to read The Rocket Man as well, and whenever Doug Spaulding shows up, something magical follows close behind Another I will be re reading in the future.

  10. Shawn Shawn says:

    It seems almost blasphemy to make a bad comment about Bradbury s work, given how he is so highly rated, but I found most of these stories pointless I find he reads like Dickens why use two words, when twenty would do And these stories felt very much like he had to hit a word count repetition or unnecessary detail seem to be the norm.

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