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Books by Ray Bradbury. As a fan, I say: I chose 4 stars rather than 5 for this collection because a few of the stories — only a few, but still — are utterly baffling. The Toynbee Convector is highly misleading in both title and cover.

In all, Bradbury has published more than thirty books, close to short stories, and numerous poems, essays, and plays. Honestly one of his best works; think a darker realistic fiction The Veldt.

So disappointing that I did the math: Truth, history and the Toynbee Convector. My love for that collection led me to pick up The Toynbee Convector.


A Few Rays of Sunshine A disappointing collection. It sometimes gives added weight to stories that would be disposable otherwise. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He also claimed to have then destroyed the machine deliberately to prevent anyone else doing the same.


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I suggest it to any mature reader, familiar or unfamiliar with Bradbury, looking for a good book! A stunning collection of the kind of fiction that has only one source–the unparalleled Ray Bradbury. Sadly, Maggie passed away in November of There are a few highlights here or there, but mostly, the convrctor are unfulfilling. Jul 07, R.

Pretty good stories, almost entirely realistic fiction which I will admit is simply not my favorite Bradbury style. On the negative side of things, Bradbury often simply sketches ideas. He has been awarded the O.

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Any time spent with Bradbury is time well spent. In some cases, younger readers be warned! He captures the essential American experience of many young boys; his typewriter shows what it was like to be on a sunny, summer afternoon or to stand, mouth agape, as rockets bla TL;DR: Bradbury is a writer of a bygone innocence in the American landscape.

It’s not often that I’m moved to tears in ten pages, but it happens every time with this one. 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 science fiction.


Views Read Edit View history. There are tales here of divorce, of sexual impotence, of cynical time traveling, and of misplaced love affairs. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is the first interview Stiles has granted since shortly after his return from the future, years previously. These stories were 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.

I’m still in shock. He captures the essential American experience of many young boys; his typewriter shows what it was like to be on a sunny, summer afternoon or to stand, mouth agape, as rockets blasted into the cool blue sky. I suspected that my distaste for Bradbury’s critically acclaimed ‘Fahrenheit ‘ boded ill for this collection of short stories some of his lesser known works.

He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in