Ben Smithgall

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The Illustrated Man

By Ray Bradbury

Finished reading on August 2, 2019

The Illustrated Man is a collection of Bradbury’s older stories that I was given in Minneapolis when I attended SRCCON’s sci-fi book swap. Bradbury is often regarded as one of the three true founders of science fiction, along with Asimov and Clarke, but I don’t think this particular set of stories aged particularly well. There are a handful of standouts here, (I though that The Veldt and Zero Hour were quite good, along with The Fox and the Forest), but overall I thought that the collection hasn’t aged particularly well.