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The Golden Apples of the Sun

de Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury is a modern cultural treasure. His disarming simplicity of style underlies a towering body of work unmatched in metaphorical power by any other American storyteller. And here are thirty-two of his most famous tales-prime examples of the poignant and mysterious poetry that Bradbury uniquely uncovers in the depths of the human soul, the otherwordly portraits that spring from the canvas of one of the century's great men of imagination. From a lonely coastal lighthouse to a sixty-million-year-old safari, from the pouring rain of Venus to the ominous silence of a murder scene, Ray Bradbury is our sure-handed guide not only to surprising and outrageous manifestations of the future but also to the wonders of the present that we could never have imagined on our own. Track List for The Golden Apples of the Sun: Disc 1 "The Fog Horn"-Track 1 "The April Witch"-Track 8 "The Wilderness"-Track 16 "The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl"-Track 23 Disc 2 "The Flying Machine"-Track 6 "The Murderer"-Track 10 "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind"-Track 17 "I See You Never"-Track 21 "Embroidery"-Track 24 Disc 3 "The Big Black and White Game"-Track 1 "The Great Wide World Over There"-Track 9 "Powerhouse"-Track 18 Disc 4 "En La Noche"-Track 1 "Sun and Shadow"-Track 4 "The Meadow"-Track 10 "The Garbage Collector"-Track 22 Disc 5 "The Great Fire"-Track 1 "The Golden Apples of the Sun"-Track 6 "R Is for Rocket"-Track 12 "The End of the Beginning"-Track 24 Disc 6 "The Rocket"-Track 1 "The Rocket Man"-Track 9 "A Sound of Thunder"-Track 18 Disc 7 "The Long Rain"-Track 3 "The Exiles"-Track 13 "Here There Be Tygers"-Track 24 Disc 8 "The Strawberry Window"-Track 10 "The Dragon"-Track 18 "Frost and Fire"-Track 20 Disc 10 "Uncle Einar"-Track 7 "The Time Machine"-Track 14 "The Sound of Summer Running"-Track 21… (mais)
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Reading this for the second time. My son came home telling me they read an RB short story at high school so I pulled one off the shelf. many of his stories are overly nostalgic. Written in the early 50's about being a kid in the 20's with the on coming space age being grafted onto his thoughts. But here were classics like A Sound of Thunder and my favorite Here There Be Tygers. But Frost and Fire was the best. Powerhouse and Uncle Einar and Dragon were god as well. ( )
  JBreedlove | Feb 1, 2024 |
The first few stories were 3 stars. Starting around Golden apples the stories became much better. Bradbury is wordsmith when it comes to short fiction. He has a keen sense on how to flesh the language out to make story richer. Enjoy! ( )
  wvlibrarydude | Jan 14, 2024 |
First edition exlib, no jacket, fair
  dgmathis | Mar 15, 2023 |
This collection of thirty-three short stories includes an assortment of science fiction, fantasy, and realism. As in most of these types of collections, I liked some stories more than others. One of my favorites is The Murderer (which is not about murder). It is about a man who is annoyed by the intrusion of electronic devices. It includes a wrist radio, which is similar in concept to the modern cell phone and was written in 1953. The protagonist questions the value of these technological advances and has taken to destroying them. I can only imagine what he would have thought of today’s social media! Another favorite is Frost and Fire, which tells of a civilization in which people live an entire lifetime in eight days. Overall, I found this collection well-written and creative, and particularly enjoyed the science fiction entries.

The Foghorn – 3 stars
The April Witch – 3
The Wilderness – 3.5
The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl – 3.5
The Flying Machine – 3
The Murderer – 5
The Golden Kite, The Silver Wind – 3
I See You Never –3
Embroidery – 2
The Big Black and White Game – 1
The Great Wide World Over There – 3
Powerhouse – 4
En la Noche – 3.5
Sun and Shadow – 4
The Meadow – 3
The Garbage Collector – 3
The Great Fire – 3
Hail and Farewell – 3
The Golden Apples of the Sun – 4
R is for Rocket – 4
The End of the Beginning – 4
The Rocket – 4
The Rocket Man – 4
A Sound of Thunder – 3.5
The Long Rain – 4
The Exiles – 4
Here There Be Tygers – 2
The Strawberry Window – 3
The Dragon – 3.5
Frost and Fire – 5
Uncle Einar – 4
The Time Machine – 3.5
The Sound of Summer Running – 3.5
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  Castlelass | Oct 30, 2022 |
En esta nueva serie de maravillosas invenciones, Ray Bradbury ya no es sólo "el poeta de la ciencia ficción". el autor de algunas obras clásicas en la historia del género. Bradbury muestra aquí su ya famoso poder de expresar con la historia de un individuo -"El peatón", "El asesino", "El basurero-, toda una dramática visión del mundo y su posible futuro. Pero es también en este volumen el artista de lo extraordinario. lo fantasmagórico y lo hermoso, autor de curiosas parábolas chinas. de una narración aparentemente policial que se transforma poco a poco en una obsesionante pesadilla, de emocionadas historias fantásticas, y de algunos cuentos de un realismo poético y preciso que revelan una vez más la claridad y la intensidad de su arte. Uno de estos últimos, "Sol y sombra", recibió en 1954 el Premio Benjamin Franklin, otorgado al mejor cuento norteamericano del año.
  Natt90 | Jul 13, 2022 |
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Ray Bradbury is a modern cultural treasure. His disarming simplicity of style underlies a towering body of work unmatched in metaphorical power by any other American storyteller. And here are thirty-two of his most famous tales-prime examples of the poignant and mysterious poetry that Bradbury uniquely uncovers in the depths of the human soul, the otherwordly portraits that spring from the canvas of one of the century's great men of imagination. From a lonely coastal lighthouse to a sixty-million-year-old safari, from the pouring rain of Venus to the ominous silence of a murder scene, Ray Bradbury is our sure-handed guide not only to surprising and outrageous manifestations of the future but also to the wonders of the present that we could never have imagined on our own. Track List for The Golden Apples of the Sun: Disc 1 "The Fog Horn"-Track 1 "The April Witch"-Track 8 "The Wilderness"-Track 16 "The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl"-Track 23 Disc 2 "The Flying Machine"-Track 6 "The Murderer"-Track 10 "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind"-Track 17 "I See You Never"-Track 21 "Embroidery"-Track 24 Disc 3 "The Big Black and White Game"-Track 1 "The Great Wide World Over There"-Track 9 "Powerhouse"-Track 18 Disc 4 "En La Noche"-Track 1 "Sun and Shadow"-Track 4 "The Meadow"-Track 10 "The Garbage Collector"-Track 22 Disc 5 "The Great Fire"-Track 1 "The Golden Apples of the Sun"-Track 6 "R Is for Rocket"-Track 12 "The End of the Beginning"-Track 24 Disc 6 "The Rocket"-Track 1 "The Rocket Man"-Track 9 "A Sound of Thunder"-Track 18 Disc 7 "The Long Rain"-Track 3 "The Exiles"-Track 13 "Here There Be Tygers"-Track 24 Disc 8 "The Strawberry Window"-Track 10 "The Dragon"-Track 18 "Frost and Fire"-Track 20 Disc 10 "Uncle Einar"-Track 7 "The Time Machine"-Track 14 "The Sound of Summer Running"-Track 21

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