History Creator / RayBradbury

19th Apr '16 6:36:39 AM TotemicHero
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** Subverted in "The End of the Beginning". The narrator describes people all over the world staring at the sky waiting for the world to end because they know the exact date, time and place that it will begin. Eventually a searing white light appears in the sky and ends the world. The twist is... I'll give you a second to guess... [[spoiler:The bright light is a spaceship that has visited the first intelligent life humanity discovered. Naturally this marks the "end" of the world and the "beginning" of the universe.]]

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** Subverted in "The End of the Beginning". The narrator describes people all over the world staring at the sky waiting for the world to end because they know the exact date, time and place that it will begin. Eventually a searing white light appears in the sky and ends the world. The twist is... I'll give you a second to guess... [[spoiler:The [[spoiler:the bright light is a spaceship that has visited the first intelligent life humanity discovered. Naturally this marks the "end" of the world and the "beginning" of the universe.]]
19th Apr '16 6:33:51 AM TotemicHero
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* ''Literature/ThereWillComeSoftRains''

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* ''Literature/ThereWillComeSoftRains''"Literature/ThereWillComeSoftRains"
16th Jan '16 2:01:09 PM Aquila89
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* TheWorldIsNotReady: "The Flying Machine".

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* TheWorldIsNotReady: In "The Flying Machine".Machine", a man invents the titular device in ancient China. The Emperor realizes that the machine could be used for war (such as for flying over the Great Wall of China), and has the inventor executed and the machine destroyed.
7th Nov '15 2:24:50 PM DoctorCooper
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* [[BadassGrandpa Badass Grandma]]: The protagonist of "There Was an Old Woman" who not only defies [[TheGrimReaper death]] for years but [[spoiler:also manages to cheat death after she has died BY GOING TO THE MORGUE AS A GHOST AND FORCING THE ATTENDENTS TO GIVE HER BODY BACK!]]


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* NeverMessWithGranny: The protagonist of "There Was an Old Woman" who not only defies [[TheGrimReaper death]] for years but [[spoiler:also manages to cheat death after she has died BY GOING TO THE MORGUE AS A GHOST AND FORCING THE ATTENDENTS TO GIVE HER BODY BACK!]]
6th Nov '15 12:18:26 AM PaulA
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* "Literature/TheVeldt"



* ArtificialOutdoorsDisplay: In "Literature/TheVeldt". In a house of the future, the children's bedroom has virtual reality capability. It can project on its walls, ceiling and floor a simulation of an outdoor setting. The setting the children like most is an African veldt.



** "Literature/TheVeldt".



* EnfantTerrible: "The Small Assassin" ([[UnreliableNarrator maybe]]) and "The Veldt".

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* EnfantTerrible: "The Small Assassin" ([[UnreliableNarrator maybe]]) and "The Veldt".maybe]]).



* HolodeckMalfunction: "The Veldt", depending on one's interpretation.



** "The Veldt".
5th Nov '15 10:37:23 PM Maniago
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* ArtificialOutdoorsDisplay: In "The Veldt". In a house of the future, the children's bedroom has virtual reality capability. It can project on its walls, ceiling and floor a simulation of an outdoor setting. The setting the children like most is an African veldt.

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* ArtificialOutdoorsDisplay: In "The Veldt"."Literature/TheVeldt". In a house of the future, the children's bedroom has virtual reality capability. It can project on its walls, ceiling and floor a simulation of an outdoor setting. The setting the children like most is an African veldt.



** "The Veldt".

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** "The Veldt"."Literature/TheVeldt".
6th Oct '15 7:46:53 AM Morgenthaler
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Several of his novels and short stories have been [[TheFilmOfTheBook adapted to film]] and [[RayBradburyTheater TV series]]. Back in the 1950s, he discovered that two of his stories had been adapted by ECComics without permission. He kept his sense of humor about this, writing a note to the publisher praising the adaptations, while remarking that he had "inadvertently" not yet received the royalties. The publisher was eventually able to print several fine authorized adaptations of his work.

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Several of his novels and short stories have been [[TheFilmOfTheBook adapted to film]] and [[RayBradburyTheater [[Series/RayBradburyTheater TV series]]. Back in the 1950s, he discovered that two of his stories had been adapted by ECComics without permission. He kept his sense of humor about this, writing a note to the publisher praising the adaptations, while remarking that he had "inadvertently" not yet received the royalties. The publisher was eventually able to print several fine authorized adaptations of his work.
1st Sep '15 3:45:36 AM Civanfan
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* ContemptibleCover: ''[[http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2010/04/i-sing-the-body-electric/ I Sing the Body Electric]]'' - the highest-rated cover on that site.

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* ContemptibleCover: ''[[http://www.goodshowsir.co.uk/2010/04/i-sing-the-body-electric/ uk/?p=2473 I Sing the Body Electric]]'' - the highest-rated cover on that site.
17th Jul '15 2:14:12 PM Scorpion451
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* DeathOfTheAuthor: Everyone knows how ''Literature/{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' is about the dangers of government censorship... except Ray Bradbury. He vehemently denies this when the subject comes up; according to him the story he wrote has nothing to do with censorship and everything to do with [[NewMediaAreEvil television rotting your brain.]]



* ShockingSwerve: Witness a master of the trope. Bradbury can effortlessly pull the rug out from under a reader with a single WhamLine. A nostalgic story about childhood will suddenly veer into CosmicHorror|Story, a high fantasy story ends in a Science Fiction reveal, a DayInTheLife story suddenly becomes a MurdererPOV story.
17th Jul '15 2:11:23 PM Scorpion451
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Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920-June 5, 2012) was an author of SpeculativeFiction, [[MysteryFiction Mystery]], and {{Literary Fiction}}. He was also known for his screenplays, poetry, and organizing large [[{{Anthology}} anthologies]] in the ScienceFiction genre.

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Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920-June 5, 2012) was an author of SpeculativeFiction, [[MysteryFiction Mystery]], {{Horror}} and {{Literary Fiction}}. He was also known for his screenplays, poetry, and organizing large [[{{Anthology}} anthologies]] in the ScienceFiction genre.


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* CuttingTheElectronicLeash: "The Murderer" quite possibly represents the UrExample.


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* ShockingSwerve: Witness a master of the trope. Bradbury can effortlessly pull the rug out from under a reader with a single WhamLine. A nostalgic story about childhood will suddenly veer into CosmicHorror|Story, a high fantasy story ends in a Science Fiction reveal, a DayInTheLife story suddenly becomes a MurdererPOV story.


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* SurpriseCreepy: With so many of his works being lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek affairs, it's easy to forget that Bradbury could do dark and twisted horror with equal skill. The real surprise is the ease with which he can bounce between "whimsical" and "blanket clutching terror" multiple times within a single short story.
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