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Questions tagged [ray-bradbury]

An American author (1920-2012) whose most notable works include Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles and Something Wicked This Way Comes. His influence in America has been so great that he has had asteroids, moon craters, parks, even a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame named in his honour.

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Short story, possibly a Bradbury one: adventurers find a weapon cache of dead Martian civilization, and unleash a blob

This is a short story, I think by Ray Bradbury or Sheckley. Two (?) adventurers/archaelogists are inside of the weapon cache left by Martian civilization which was destroyed by war. Eventually they ...
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Short story, possibly a Bradbury one: aliens visit Earth to see if we will destroy ourselves after we discover atomic energy

I am convinced this is by Ray Bradbury, but can't find it. I remember a short story where a family of aliens are coming to watch the Earth and see if we destroy ourselves after we discovery atomic ...
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Was the “Something Wicked This Way Comes” tag line to the Prisoner Of Azkaban movie poster taken from the 1962 Ray Bradbury novel of the same name?

I remember seeing this Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban poster when I was younger and thinking that the "Something Wicked This Way Comes" tag line was very catchy and incredibly clever. I was ...
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Short story: Man on bus disrupting other passengers' communications

Short story: A man on a bus is observing passengers all talking on watch/phones, then electronically disrupts their communications. Possibly a Ray Bradbury story.
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Story About Deadly Ancient City on Mars

When I was younger, I read a story in a old book, that I think was about tourists who travelled to an ancient city on Mars. I think one of them may have been an astronaut, but I'm positive that not ...
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Spaceships named Adam and Eve calling a third named God

Looking for a story my father told me about when I was a kid. 3 spaceships traveling and 2 of them had to land for repairs. The mothership left and had them send a signal so they could return to get ...
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A man on a bus wearing a wrist watch with which he could speak to his wife - short story by Ray Bradbury? [closed]

That's all I can remember- I think it was a short story by Bradbury. The funny part was that the man was in constant communication with his wife via his wrist phone.
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Does Rachel Bloom really appreciate Ray Bradbury that much?

The ode to Ray Bradbury by comedian Rachel Bloom was nominated for a Hugo Award in 2011. It's quite NSFW, titled "F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury", so I won't include the YouTube video here. The first two ...
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The time in 'Fahrenheit 451' [duplicate]

Sorry for making a duplicate thread. This was discussed around two years ago and I think we all agreed that the year was 2053. But recently I came across an article which states the setting is in 24th ...
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Was the first pilot episode of the original Star Trek inspired by Bradbury's Martian Chronicles?

Was the first pilot episode of Star Trek inspired by Ray Bradbury's short story Mars Is Heaven! (later rewritten and renamed to "The Third Expedition") from Martian Chronicles? There are many ...
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Old short story, possibly Ray Bradbury: alien computer/robot sets questions that you really shouldn't answer incorrectly

I read a short story when I was a boy about some alien computer/robot that set questions that visiting people/aliens would try and answer, and possibly a terrible consequence if they answered ...
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Short story where advanced civilization doesn't understand their technology

I've been trying to find a Ray Bradbury short story I read a number of years ago. The details are a little fuzzy in my mind, which is why I want to find it, but the gist is this: Some explorers come ...
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What Ray Bradbury story contains a line about autumn burning the land?

What Ray Bradbury story contains the line... ..."Autumn was burning the land down into winter. The smoke of the burning, thick, blue, and invisible...." Since I cannot google it up, I suspect I ...
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Chronology of Ray Bradbury's Martian short stories

I checked out an anthology of all of Bradbury's work from the library and I love it! I especially like how many Mars stories seem to fit in a single narrative, like "Mars is Heaven" referencing "Earth ...
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World where it rains every day of the year except one? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the name & author of this short story that takes place off planet involving sun & rain? This question reminded me of a story that I read (plus saw a short ...
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Are there any scholarly critiques about Ray Bradbury's book, “The Illustrated Man”

I've been searching for a while over critiques or reviews that focus on The Illustrated Man, and there aren't too many. I've already found a couple resources through my University's library. Does ...
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What was the Bradbury short story featuring birds whose songs were like musical compositions?

I may be mixing some things up here, but to my memory there is a short story in one of the collections by Ray Bradbury in which the protagonist is involved with transcribing birdsong so complex it ...
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Short story that takes place off planet, involving sun and rain

I read this short story about 20 years ago, and I'd love to find the title and author. This is what I can recall about the story: It takes place in a classroom full of kids (around 10 years old?) The ...