Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bradbury season

It means cooler weather and that I can finally make chicken and dumplings again! (Did that tonight, as a matter of fact. Mmm-mmm good!)

More importantly, it means we're in Bradbury season. If you know what I'm referring to, good for you.

If you don't, by all means educate yourself. Your assignment will be to read a Bradbury story a day for the month of October. Don't worry, they are short (some are only a couple pages long). But if after reading these you still don't know why October is Bradbury season... well, can't help you any more.

My recommendations, in no particular order:
  1. Homecoming
  2. The Lake
  3. There Will Come Soft Rains
  4. Mars is Heaven
  5. A Sound of Thunder
  6. Skeleton
  7. The Jar
  8. The Small Assassin
  9. The Black Ferris
  10. The Women
  11. The Aqueduct
  12. The Shoreline at Sunset
  13. The Emissary
  14. The Scythe
  15. Usher II
  16. The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl
  17. Let's Play "Poison"
  18. The Veldt
  19. The Kilimanjaro Device
  20. The Fog Horn
  21. Exorcism
  22. The Next in Line
  23. The Haunting of the New
  24. The Playground
  25. The Parrot Who Met Papa
  26. Fever Dream
  27. Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar!
  28. The One Who Waits
  29. The Screaming Woman
  30. The Trolley
  31. The October Game
Happy reading!


  1. Only if some damn fool doesn't turn on the lights.

  2. Ha. Finn, have you ever read the EC comics adaptation of The October Game? I'll have to look up which issue it was in but it was great (as were most of EC's adaptations of Bradbury, once they started asking his permission instead of just adapting them when they felt like it).