The Ray Bradbury Reading Project


Ray Bradbury is easily one of my favorite short-story writers of all time. While he is mostly remembered for his contribution to the Science-Fiction genre and remains a huge influence, he also dabbled in fantasy, horror and even the bildungsroman. Personally, his imagination, originality, delectable prose and masterful story-telling abilities are difficult to match. For him, writing comes as naturally as breathing. He is anything if not consistent in producing quality literary works. I have yet to come across anything he has written that would be considered "bad" in an objective sense. Sure, some of his stories have been disappointing or underwhelming in certain ways but they usually contain enough positive elements that still make them worth reading. Besides, nobody is perfect. Not even the great Ray Bradbury. He was an extremely prolific writer throughout his entire life and published over 500 short stories! My goal is to read them all. Is this reading project doomed to fail before it starts? Maybe. But the monumental task ahead will not stop me from trying to finish my goal even if I do not end up reviewing each individual story. The way I see it, if I am able to inspire at least one person to read Ray Bradbury and become a fan then this reading challenge has been a huge success.

Let the madness begin...
  1. The Blind Assassin
  2. There Will Come Soft Rains  
  3. Mars is Heaven!
  4. The Sound of Thunder
  5. Kaleidoscope
  6. The Kilimanjaro Device
  7. The Garbage Collector
  8. The Veldt
  9. Ylla (February 1999)
  10. Rocket Summer (January 1999) 
  11. The Foghorn
  12. I See You Never

  

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