Bradbury’s Final Victim and the Earned Twist

Back again with another random walk through Ray Bradbury’s early short fiction, because that’s what happens during rainy Wisconsin summers: we pull out Golden Age¬†stories and imagine ourselves into interplanetary peril. Final Victim¬†is a longer story, spending more time developing cross sections between a bunch of characters, from the morally dubious but untouchable lawman Jim […]

Ray Bradbury’s Gabriel’s Horn and the other side of Sci-Fi

It’s common in the ol’ realm of science fiction to have spaceships. To have lasers and stars and monstrous alien creatures battling hordes of space marines in galaxy-spanning wars. Technology is often at the core, and devices that would seem like magic to us are used like we use our phones now. The story starts […]