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Ray Bradbury

All Summer in a Day

The children pressed to each other, dreaming of gold, yellow crayons and coins large enough to buy the world, but awoke to the tatting drum. Margot stood alone in the rain, staring at the...

10 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

There Will Come Soft Rains

The voice-clock sang, breakfast was ejected, but no doors slammed. The garage chimed and lifted its door to reveal the waiting car. The house sat alone in a city of rubble and ashes, with five...

5 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

Jonah of the Jove-Run

They hated this little beat-up old guy. Nibley sensed something moving inside him and spoke to one of the astrogators from the TERRA, but the young astrogator wouldn't listen. The captain of the...

28 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Lazarus Come Forth

Brandon kept Logan crucified on a fist, holding the Morgue Ship's blue uniform with the small bones inside it. Logan crept back up the metal hull and coughed and spat at Brandon. Brandon turned...

21 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

Defense Mech

Halloway stared down at Earth, and the captain came toward him. The psychiatrist shaked his head, and the captain exploded, but the doctor moved closer, and the captain stared wildly. A pink...

22 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

The Monster Maker

Click Hathaway and Irish Marnagan were marooned on the pirate's asteroid, their only weapons a single gun and a news-reel camera. Hathaway got hold of an idea, remembering something, and they...

27 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

Rocket Summer

President Stanley canceled the first great rocket flight into space, and Captain Greenwald put out a manicured hand. Greenwald laughed, and Stanley still re-emphasizing his beliefs. Stanley saw the...

23 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

Asleep in Armageddon

He cried, beat his fists together, and made a routine. He would walk around and see the planetoid and write everything he saw. They were using him! He leaped up, raving, ran across the desert, sat...

22 min read · Rating: R · Read story

Pillar of Fire

William Lantry came out of the earth, hating, cried out, couldn't breathe, touched the tombstone over his own empty grave, and stood trembling in the last cemetery on Earth. He hit the man with the...

68 min read · Rating: R · Read story

Morgue Ship

Sam Burnett shook his long head, tried to think clearly, peeled the gloves off his huge, red, soft hands, and slapped them into a floor incinerator mouth. You never catch up with the war, you make...

19 min read · Rating: R · Read story

Zero Hour

The children played on the lawns, shouting at each other, holding hands, flying in circles, climbing trees, laughing... Overhead, the parents came. Mink instructed the others with their assorted...

15 min read · Rating: G · Read story

A Little Journey

She paid good money to see the inevitable, and was ready to be loaded into Mr. Thirkell's own special private rocket. Mr. Thirkell appeared and danced with a dazzling piano-keyboard smile. Mrs....

13 min read · Rating: G · Read story