The Golden Apples of the Sun

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HarperCollins, Nov 1, 1997 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Ray Bradbury is a modern cultural treasure. His disarming simplicity of style underlies a towering body of work unmatched in metaphorical power by any other American storyteller. And here, presented in a new trade edition, are thirty-two of his most famous tales--prime examples of the poignant and mysterious poetry which Bradbury uniquely uncovers in the depths of the human soul, the otherwordly portraits of outrÉ fascination which spring from the canvas of one of the century's great men of imagination. From a lonely coastal lighthouse to a sixty-million-year-old safary, from the pouring rain of Venus to the ominous silence of a murder scene, Ray Bradbury is our sure-handed guide not only to surprising and outrageous manifestations of the future, but also to the wonders of the present that we could never have imagined on our own.Ray Bradbury is a modern cultural treasure. His disarming simplicity of style underlies a towering body of work unmatched in metaphorical power by any other American storyteller. And here, presented in a new trade edition, are thirty-two of his most famous tales--prime examples of the poignant and mysterious poetry which Bradbury uniquely uncovers in the depths of the human soul, the otherwordly portraits of outre fascination which spring from the canvas of one of the century s great men of imagination. From a lonely coastal lighthouse to a sixty-million-year-old safari, from the pouring rain of Venus to the ominous silence of a murder scene, Ray Bradbury is our sure-handed guide not only to surprising and outrageous manifestations of the future, but also to the wonders of the present that we could never have imagined on our own.
  

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good introduction to Bradbury's work. - Goodreads
Bradbury was almost writing prose poems at times. - Goodreads
I absolutely love its portrayal of obsession. - Goodreads
This is Bradbury at his short story-writing best. - Goodreads
As a need and a crave for really good writing. - Goodreads
GOLDEN APPLES is another reason I'm a writer today. - Goodreads

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Ray Bradbury is a master of science fiction, but this collection of short stories proves that his imagination is not confined to the future and the stars. From homesteads on the farm to Chinese ... Read full review

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I LOVE this book. I could go on and on... but for sake of brevity, just read it. Read full review

Contents

The Fog Horn
1
The Wilderness
21
The Flying Machine
43
The Golden Kite The Silver Wind
59
The Great Wide World Over There
83
Powerhouse
96
Sun and Shadow
111
The Garbage Collector
135
The Rocket Man
191
The Long Rain
216
The Exiles
231
Here There Be Tygers
246
The Strawberry Window
260
Frost and Fire
273
Uncle Einar
316
The Sound of Summer Running
332

The Golden Apples of the Sun
148
The End of the Beginning
174

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About the author (1997)

In a career spanning more than seventy years, Ray Bradbury, who died on June 5, 2011 at the age of 91, inspired generations of readers to dream, think, and create. A prolific author of hundreds of short stories and close to fifty books, as well as numerous poems, essays, operas, plays, teleplays, and screenplays, Bradbury was one of the most celebrated writers of our time. His groundbreaking works include Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. He wrote the screen play for John Huston's classic film adaptation of Moby Dick, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He adapted sixty-five of his stories for television's The Ray Bradbury Theater, and won an Emmy for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree. He was the recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, among many honors.

Throughout his life, Bradbury liked to recount the story of meeting a carnival magician, Mr. Electrico, in 1932. At the end of his performance Electrico reached out to the twelve-year-old Bradbury, touched the boy with his sword, and commanded, "Live forever!" Bradbury later said, "I decided that was the greatest idea I had ever heard. I started writing every day. I never stopped."

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