S Is For Space

I’ve enjoyed Bradbury ever since I was assigned to read Fahrenheit 451 in school. I happened to find this particular collection of stories at a local book table, for 50 cents. It stayed on my shelf for about a year or two but a stint of jury duty had me looking for something fun, interesting, and short. S Is For Space was the perfect choice.

This collection of stories was first published in 1966. It contains 16 tales dealing with – you guessed it – space. As with most of my reviews, I won’t tell you much about the content, because that would spoil the fun for most people =) I will, however, give you a bit from the book’s introduction:

“Jules Verne was my father.

H.G. Wells was my wise Uncle

Edgar Allan Poe was the batwinged cousin we kept high in the back attic room.

Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers were my brothers and friends.

There you have my ancestry.

Adding, of course, the fact that in all probability Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author of Frankenstein, was my mother.”

This guy rocks. If you haven’t read any Bradbury, then please do yourself the favor!