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In all, Bradbury has published more than thirty books, close to short stories, and numerous poems, essays, and plays. Most of these stories are just that.

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The Rise and Fall of Arnold J. It’s not often that I’m mo Not the most enthralling collection of Bradbury’s work, but a worthwhile addition to his canon. These stories concector mostly written in the ‘s and Bradbury was well into his career at this point This was an entertaining book for me to read, as it contained only one or two stories that I had previously read. Mass Market Paperbackpages.

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What the hell happened to Ray Bradbury in this collection? However, this was the strangest book I read by Bradbury so far. His work is quintessentially pure. Such a thing that your hands move while not moving. The stories in this collection are all over the place, and only one of them “The Toynbee Convector” could even come close to being considered sc The Toynbee Convector is highly misleading in both title and cover.


All together, these five stories are 70 pages out of a page book, a little over 25 percent of the book. Just holding hands can mean more, I believe it.

Ray Bradbury has never confined his vision to the purely literary. This is the first interview Stiles has granted since shortly after his return from the future, years previously.

There is toynbes better material in his collection out there. This is pure speculation toynbe my part, but this book was released inand at the time, many of these stories were adapted for the Ray Bradbury Theater television program, and I wonder if writing with the possibility of screenplays in mind had anything to do with the uncharacteristically uneven quality and tone of the book.

He has his blind spots — there’s My only exposure to Bradbury up to this point was The Martian Chronicleswhich was probably the first sci-fi I ever read. Overall, The Toynbee Convector is a weak book of short stories from a master in the field. A hundred years later, the perfect world of Stiles’ visions has come to pass, just as he saw in his time travel. Oct 14, David Allen rated it it was ok. Not every reader will have this same positive experience; however, I found enough here to enjoy so that I might cautiously recommend the book to others who have read his toyjbee.

If you like short stories by Ray Toynhee, then you should certainly give this a read.

This page was last edited on 31 Octoberat It was first broadcast in Unpleasantly, several semi-autobiographical stories are about an adulterer, and nine I started keeping track, it was such a thing involve a grown man weeping.


Some of his stories have a nihilism in them that invites the reader to deep despair. My only exposure to Bradbury up to this point was The Martian Chronicleswhich was probably the first sci-fi I ever read. Archived copy tiynbee title Pages using deprecated image syntax. The first story, like countless others in the fine collection, are great. I suggest it to any mature reader, familiar or unfamiliar with Bradbury, looking for a good book!

So, approximately 22 percent of the stories here are decent vintage, good stuffs. He has been awarded the O. My personal favorite and one of my all-time favorite short stories, hence the 5-star rating is “The Laurel and Hardy Love Affair”.

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I chose 4 stars rather than 5 for this collection because a few of the stories — only a few, but still — are utterly baffling. Views Read Edit View history.

It sometimes gives added weight to stories that would be disposable otherwise. I did like a couple of them, but all together Dec 30, Christa Mrgan rated it really liked it. Bradbury and his wife Maggie lived in Los Angeles with their numerous cats. On the occasion of his 80th birthday in AugustBradbury said, “The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter because some new idea tojnbee hit me.