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Book Four
The Toynbee Convector, by Ray Bradbury

This book may be out of print; I had trouble finding a link for it on Amazon. It's a re-read -- a book of very short stories that I've owned forever. F picked it up off my shelf originally because he likes short stories. I started reading it since it was nearby, and short stories are handy for reading before bed.

The stories are short enough that many of them are under 10 pages. They are quick and easy to read. Some supernatural, some science fiction, and some hard-to-classify stories about, well, just regular people. Some of the stories were excellent: a couple of ghost stories made me laugh out loud while my skin crawled at the end. A few were interesting, written in Bradbury's ethereal style that confuses while it intrigues me. A few of the stories were somewhere inbetween boring and annoying -- but fortunately those were in the minority.


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netmouse From: netmouse Date: February 12th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've never seen it in person. I'd love to borrow it, if you're both done reading it.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 12th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Chuck hasn't finished it, but I think he's moved on anyway. You're welcome to borrow it either now or when he's done -- I'll ask him!
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: February 12th, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Many copies are available for cheap at AbeBooks (link)

My favorite collection of science fiction short stories is Clifford D. Simak's City.
From: writerwench Date: February 13th, 2007 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Oooooh.... I want, I want.... SF short stories are my favourite kind of fiction! Bradbury is an excellent writer. I read 'The Illustrated Man' as a highly impressionable 12 year old and have never looked at tattoos quite the same way since.
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