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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 humaRay 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 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.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 centuries 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.Contents:· The Fog Horn [“The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms”] · ss The Saturday Evening Post Jun 23 ’51 · The Pedestrian · ss The Reporter Aug 7 ’51; F&SF Feb ’52 · The April Witch · ss The Saturday Evening Post Apr 5 ’52 · The Wilderness · ss F&SF Nov ’52; revised from Today Apr 6 ’52. · The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl [“Touch and Go!”] · ss Detective Book Magazine Nov ’48; EQMM Jan ’53 · Invisible Boy · ss Mademoiselle Nov ’45 · The Flying Machine · ss * · The Murderer · ss * · The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind · ss Epoch Win ’53 · I See You Never · vi New Yorker Nov 8 ’47 · Embroidery · vi Marvel Science Fiction Nov ’51 · The Big Black and White Game · ss The American Mercury Aug ’45 · A Sound of Thunder · ss Colliers Jun 28 ’52 · The Great Wide World Over There [“Cora and the Great Wide World Over There”] · ss Maclean’s Aug 15 ’52 · Powerhouse · ss Charm Mar ’48 · En La Noche [“Torrid Sacrifice”] · ss Cavalier Nov ’52 · Sun and Shadow · ss The Reporter Mar 17 ’53 · The Meadow · ss * · The Garbage Collector · ss The Nation Oct ’53 · The Great Fire · ss Seventeen Mar ’49 · Hail and Farewell · ss Today Mar 29 ’53 · The Golden Apples of the Sun · ss Planet Stories Nov ’53...

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  • Lyn
    2019-05-17 16:09

    Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury is a collection of short stories first published in 1953 with 22 short stories. Published again in 1997, this later edition contains the original stories as well as 10 more previously released stories by the Grand Master. These stories serve as a representative sample of Bradbury’s unique and far ranging talent, blending elements of several genres into a cohesive universe of speculative fiction, as well as a demonstration of his mastery of the short fiction vehicle. The reader will enjoy elements of science fiction, fantasy and Bradbury’s distinct perspective on American literature, and all illuminated by his incomparable imagination. Many stories stand out as exceptional, perhaps especially the novelette “Frost and Fire” as speculative fiction at it’s best, standing by itself as an entertaining story but also working as allegory for larger truths and observances. Bradbury's influence on literature is evident and writers such as Richard Matheson, Kurt Vonnegut, Philip K. Dick, Stephen King and Neil Gaiman seem clearly to have drawn inspiration.

  • Paul Bryant
    2019-05-10 10:16

    Goodbye Ray Bradbury. He was the first author I loved, he was a natural for me with his heart on his sleeve and his absolute belief in the power of words and the religion of wonder. His brilliant restless short stories set off puffballs of astonishment in my brain, I slept on Mars and woke up in Green Town, I grew giant mushrooms for fun and profit and I was the illuminated boy, Ray Bradbury illuminated me with death, calliopes, mechanical houses, ice cream suits, towns where no one got off, dwarves, old women, winds which knew your name and carousels which drove screechingly backwards. He was outrageously sentimental (Icarus Montgolfier Wright, The April Witch, The Strawberry Window, Dandelion Wine and no one could get away with that kind of stuff) but seriously weird too (The Man Upstairs, Skeleton, Fever Dream). He had moods, he had ideas, he could stop your heart (The Big Black and White Game, Zero Hour, The Emissary). And this was all stuff I was getting for the first time - what happens when you tread on a butterfly in the Jurassic Age, what happens when we go to Mars, what happens when you need to make sure you haven't left any fingerprints after a murder (you get caught by the police as you're polishing the fruit at the bottom of the fruitbowl). You could almost eat the weather in his stories. The old Corgi paperback editions compounded the joy by having the exact right artwork on the frontEven Penguin came up with a beauty for The Day it Rained Forever. Of course when I grew up some more I laid aside Ray Bradbury. Physically, that is. He never left the internal choir which sings and converses in my internal ear.

  • Dan Schwent
    2019-05-05 13:00

    How does one review a book of tiny short stories? Do I describe the stories individually? Or do I just mention a couple favorites, like the one about the last dinosaur and the lighthouse, or the pedestrian, or The Sound of Thunder, the time travel story that everyone knows even if they don't know the name of?I'm one of the few people that didn't have to read Fahrenheit 451 in school so the only exposure I had to Ray Bradbury before this was issues of Tales from the Crypt where they adapted his stories. Bradbury's got a quaint sort of writing style and most of his tales have that bite you in ass ending. He knows how to tell a short story without letting it get too wordy. 22 stories in 169 pages is impressive. Not all of them are gems but there are more gems than bits of broken glass in this collection, that's for sure.

  • Luciana
    2019-05-01 15:58

    Muy buena recopilación de cuentos sobre temas variados. Mis recomendados son: "El peatón", "La fruta en el fondo del tazón", "El asesino", "El mundo allá lejos" y "La fábrica". Bradbury siempre recomendado :)

  • Mike
    2019-05-06 15:57

    Loved it!Bradbury got the title from last line of this poem...  THE SONG OF WANDERING AENGUSby: W.B. Yeats WENT out to the hazel wood,Because a fire was in my head,And cut and peeled a hazel wand,And hooked a berry to a thread; And when white moths were on the wing,And moth-like stars were flickering out,I dropped the berry in a streamAnd caught a little silver trout. When I had laid it on the floorI went to blow the fire a-flame,But something rustled on the floor,And some one called me by my name:It had become a glimmering girlWith apple blossom in her hairWho called me by my name and ranAnd faded through the brightening air. Though I am old with wanderingThrough hollow lands and hilly lands,I will find out where she has gone,And kiss her lips and take her hands;And walk among long dappled grass,And pluck till time and times are doneThe silver apples of the moon,The golden apples of the sun.'The Song of Wandering Aengus' is reprinted from An Anthology of Modern Verse. Ed. A. Methuen. London: Methuen & Co., 1921.

  • Pedro
    2019-04-29 17:54

    Hay cuentos muy buenos en esta colección, otros no tanto.Mi favoritos son el primero y el último: La sirena y Las doradas manzanas del sol. Ambos, por sí solos, merecerían un 5 rotundo. Están muy bien construidos, y son de una belleza lírica que da gusto leerla y regodearse en ella.Mención especial para El basurero, pienso que se merece un 4.5, quizás un poco más.Otros que me parecieron buenos, a los que les pondría un 4: El asesino, El ruido de un trueno y El prado.El resto de las historias no me cautivó lo suficiente, y aclaro con esto que ninguna me pareció mala.

  • notgettingenough
    2019-05-07 16:02

    Bradbury on the sea:"One day many years ago a man walked along and stood in the sound of the ocean on a cold sunless shore and said "We need a voice to call across the water, to warn ships; I'll make one. I'll make a voice that is like an empty bed beside you all night long, and like an empty house when you open the door, and like the trees in autumn with no leaves. A sound like the birds flying south, crying, and a sound like November wind and the sea on the hard, cold shore. I'll make a sound that's so alone that no one can miss it, that whoever hears it will weep in their souls, and to all who hear it in the distant towns. I'll make me a sound and an apparatus and they'll call it a Fog Horn and whoever hears it will know the sadness of eternity and the briefness of life."And although he writes of a beast of a hundred miles and a million years below who comes to the horn, to love it, I recalled it as I grew older as a whale and with this one story as child I was able to be horrified by the terrible, terrible things we do to the sea and its inhabitants. Does that matter? I think so. If everybody in the world had read this story as a child, we'd treat those things with the care and respect they deserve.I cannot begin to say how wrong the people are who think that Ray Bradbury doesn't count, that he is for some period where we believed in things that we don't any more. He makes things important without proseltysing. It was a story about something that can't even exist and yet! Bradbury explained his influence on kids like me thus:Do you know why teachers use me? Because I speak in tongues. I write metaphors. Every one of my stories is a metaphor you can remember. The great religions are all metaphor. We appreciate things like Daniel and the lion’s den, and the Tower of Babel. People remember these metaphors because they are so vivid you can’t get free of them and that’s what kids like in school. They read about rocket ships and encounters in space, tales of dinosaurs. All my life I’ve been running through the fields and picking up bright objects. I turn one over and say, Yeah, there’s a story. And that’s what kids like. Today, my stories are in a thousand anthologies. And I’m in good company. The other writers are quite often dead people who wrote in metaphors: Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne. All these people wrote for children. They may have pretended not to, but they did. Sorry. I want to say how amazing he is, again! He IS!!!

  • Cande
    2019-04-26 11:06

    "Cuando uno recuerda toda una vida, parece que recordase más las caras que las manos y lo que ellas hicieron." Siempre me da terror hablar de clásicos, siento que voy a decir cualquier cosa, que mis palabras se quedan cortas para describir al libro. Por eso me cuesta escribir esta reseña. Las doradas manzanas del sol son veintidós cuentos, algunos cortos y otros bastantes largos. No disfruté de todas las historias, algunas me encantaron como “El asesino” o “La fruta del fondo del tazón” y otras me disgustaron, como “La bruja de abril”. El autor muestra una cara, que al menos para mí, era totalmente desconocida; historias de realismo, fantasía y hasta algo de romance. Relatos que critican a la sociedad, que reflexionan sobre el avance de la tecnología, que muestran escenas imposibles, relatos que nos ponen en ridículo, que nos hacen reír, que nos hacen pensar… Hay dedazos y hasta errores de redacción que dificultaron la lectura. Lamentable.También se ve un poco de machismo, que entiendo que tiene que ver con la época, pero sigue siendo machismo igual; los personajes femeninos son protagonistas de historias de amor, mujeres que están tan perdidamente enamoradas que no pueden pensar con claridad. Y por supuesto, los personajes masculinos protagonizan historias mucho más interesantes. Pero al final, tiene sus historias buenas e interesantes, las que salvaron al libro de convertirse una lectura tediosa y aburrida. Igual, no sé si lo recomendaría, depende de uno supongo.

  • Michael Jandrok
    2019-05-03 14:15

    “The Golden Apples of the Sun” is a collection of Ray Bradbury’s short stories, first published in hardback and then republished for mass consumption in a lovely series of paperbacks distributed by Bantam Books in the early 1970’s. There were a number of these collections floating around, and I have many, many fond memories of these Bantam editions. For starters, they had catchy cover art that captured my imagination as a young reader. The paperbacks also kept the beautiful story header line drawings by artist Joe Mugnaini, a longtime Bradbury collaborator. Each reissue had around 20 or so stories in them, split about evenly between Bradbury’s science fiction and his non-genre writing. Bradbury’s science-fiction was not “hard” science fiction in any sense. He had no education in the sciences, but loved the romance and excitement of the space program and enlightenment in general. As such, his sci-fi work is more grounded in fantasy, evoking the humanity of his characters and their motivations rather than highlighting technical details. His non-genre prose was often based on autobiographical incidents and was definitely rooted in a bygone era of life in the United States. He peopled his stories with strong men and women, carving out personalities with great care and supple descriptions. He was a writer ahead of his time in many ways, advocating for a number of what we nowadays refer to as “progressive principles”. His take on race relations was nuanced and sensitive and his outlook on women as fully developed characters was unusual for it’s time. He was not afraid to tackle social issues such as immigration or racism. And of course you get the traditional Bradbury writing form. The man could bend words in such beautifully poetic prose to the point where I could go back and reread whole sections for nothing more than the sheer appreciation of the wordsmithing. To witness:"There was a great insect humming all through the air. It sang in a ceaseless, bumbling tone, rising a bit, perhaps falling just a bit, but keeping the same pitch. Like a woman humming between pressed lips as she makes a meal in the warm twilight over a hot stove. They could see no movement within the building; there was only the gigantic humming. It was the sort of noise you would expect the sun-shimmer to make rising from hot railroad ties on a blazing summer day, when there is that flurried silence and you see the air eddy and whorl and ribbon, and expect a sound from the process but get nothing but an arched tautness of the eardrums and the tense quiet." --- from the short story “Powerhouse”, included in this collection.Now THAT, kids, is a man who knows his way around the language, pure and distilled down to it’s beautific essence. I remember having an English teacher in the 8th grade who just loved Ray Bradbury. She would read to the class from his stories in enraptured glee, trying to engage the love of metaphor, the appreciation of style and quality and vocabulary. It was lost on most of the kids, but not me. I had been reading Bradbury for a few years at that point. Sometimes I would stay after class and discuss our shared love of the stories, finding a common ground and reveling in the joy of language as an art form. “The Fog Horn” - A ancient and lonely sea monster mistakes the sound of a lighthouse fog horn for a cry of love. What manner of heartbreak awaits the lovelorn?“The Pedestrian” - Dystopic tale set mid-21st century. Decent enough, even if it covers familiar ground.“The April Witch” - One of my favorite stories in the collection. An isolated young witch travels out of body to seek the secrets of human love. She gets more than she bargained for.“The Wilderness” - A tale of anticipation and excitement, as the exodus to Mars takes on a corollary to the wagon trains of the Old West. Brimming with all sorts of that poetic Bradbury magic.“The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl” - Murder and obsession do not make for a good combination. One of Bradbury’s forays into the suspense story.“Invisible Boy” - A powerless witch learns the art of deception is not all it’s cracked up to be. Comedic moments lead to a wistful ending. Fun story.“The Flying Machine” - Perhaps the most chilling story in the book, though it trades in no supernatural or science-fiction tropes. It’s a fable for our times….all we have to fear is fear itself. “The Murderer” - Another prescient tale, as a man who is inundated by technology rebels against the system in a quest for peace and quiet. Bonus points for Bradbury’s spot-on prediction of wrist phones, and the endless drone of the “connected”. “The Golden Kite, The Silver Wind” - Another fable with an Oriental perspective, unusual pacing since “The Flying Machine” was only two stories ago in this collection and had a similar style. Note to editors everywhere: placement is important. Anyway, good story with a fine moral: working together beats working at odds and working oneself into the grave to do it. Probably not in line with current capitalist/individualist theory, and that’s just fine with me.“I See You Never” - Non sci-fi. Another eerily prescient little riff, this time concerning a model tenant being shipped back to Mexico because he overstayed his work visa. Could have been written yesterday. “Embroidery” - There is anecdotal evidence that some number of the scientists who developed the first atomic bomb had calculated and believed that there was a significant chance that the detonation would ignite the atmosphere and kill all life on Earth. The decision was made to go ahead with the test anyway.“The Big Black and White Game” - Non sci-fi. Supposedly based on a real-life experience Bradbury had as a child on a family vacation to Wisconsin. Copyrighted in 1945, two years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. This is a story with strong racial overtones, as the white residents of a small Wisconsin town take on a team of black players from the same region. As one might expect, troubles brew up, and the game ends in riotous disarray. A powerful story, a relic of it’s time. One can only wonder what white readers thought of this clearly progressive take on race relations circa the mid-1940’s. As usual, Bradbury was far ahead of his time as he puts a very human face on a turbulent topic. “A Sound of Thunder” - So if a singular butterfly flapping it’s wings in Africa can cause a hurricane in North America, imagine what the consequences would be of silencing a singular butterfly’s flapping some 65 million years ago………“The Great Wide World Over There” - Non sci-fi. Mail service comes to rural Missouri in this bittersweet story of a woman who discovers the world through the magic of her mailbox, and then loses it forever.“Powerhouse” - Non sci-fi. An unexpected stopover at an abandoned power generating station provides for a consciousness-expanding episode.“En La Noche” - Non sci-fi. A wailing woman keeps the inhabitants of a tenement up at all hours, until a brave married man makes a sacrifice of fidelity in order to secure peace and quiet for all. Kinda racy for Bradbury, especially given the era it was written in. “Sun and Shadow” - Non sci-fi. A humorous tale of pride and heritage. What do we own if not ourselves?“The Meadow” - Non sci-fi. The ghosts of an old movie lot about to be demolished rear their heads one last time. Great story that wears it’s heart on it’s sleeve.“The Garbage Collector” - Who gets the task of picking up and disposing of the bodies post-apocalypse? “The Great Fire” - Non sci-fi. One of Bradbury’s comedic and sweet slice-of-life tales follows a flirtatious young girl staying with her family and burning with the fires of young love. Or maybe NOT love.“Hail and Farewell” - A tale of a man cursed with eternal youth. Sounds like fun, but the reality is much different.“The Golden Apples of the Sun” - You have to remember that Bradbury did not write “hard” science-fiction. His vision was more poetic, more mythological. Fine story…..but suspend your disbelief. I can't recommend these stories enough. And I'd also recommend seeking out the Bantam paperback editions. You will get a feel for the pulpy paper, the vivid line drawings, the joy of thumbing through a cheap paperback found on a twenty-five cent shelf in some forgotten resale shop somewhere. Read, appreciate, enjoy.

  • Nikki
    2019-04-26 10:57

    Not all of the stories in this collection of Bradbury's short fiction are great, or even that memorable, but one or two of them will stick with me -- I particularly enjoyed 'Embroidery', which was well-structured and had a lovely final paragraph. Perfect, even, almost.Even if a few of them didn't really get to me, it's worth noting that I received it in the mail just today, and I read it in two sittings. I've been rather wrapped up in video games lately (hey, I just got the news that I got a first for my degree, I deserve the time off! Though this book was actually a gift from a friend in celebration of exactly that) but this pulled me right out of them and kept me turning pages.

  • Ben Babcock
    2019-05-12 11:08

    One of the nice things about working in a school is that I can nick books from the English cupboard, bring them home for a day, or a week, or most of the year, and quietly return them without anyone complaining. It’s a perk that almost makes those times you accidentally stand under the bell worth it.... Anyway, earlier this year I was reaching for short stories to show my sixth form students, and it occurred to me that “A Sound of Thunder” is a damn fine short story, both in a technical and a literary sense. I found copies of this anthology, which includes “A Sound of Thunder”, and away we went. Long after we were finished with Bradbury, I kept my copy of the book, intended to read the rest of the stories “soon”. Now it’s almost the end of the school year—but better late than never!The Golden Apples of the Sun is an old collection, older than I am. It showcases the diversity as well as the sameness of Bradbury’s writing. I think of him (and a lot of people, I think, would agree) as a science-fiction author. Yet many of the stories here aren’t overtly science fiction. There are a few I can’t quite puzzle out, and a few that are definitely science fiction, but not in the sense that we conceive of science fiction these days. Bradbury is a master of that space within the science-fiction experience where the writer exaggerates one or two scientific or technological phenomena as a tool for social commentary (“The Meadow” and “The Garbage Collector” are both good examples of this.) In contrast to the rockets and blasters and robots that pervaded Golden Age SF, Bradbury focuses on the everyday.There is a strong, almost melancholy sense of loss to most of these stories. People are losing their homes, their livelihoods, their dignity. In “The Fog Horn”, the monster has lost its potential mate again after waiting millions of years. The eponymous “April Witch” is torn between her heritage and her love for a mortal, a choice she tries to avoid in vain. In “The Great Wide World Over There”, Cora loses her temporary connection with the rest of the world when her nephew leaves after writing letters for her but not actually teaching her to read or write. And, of course, the protagonists of “A Sound of Thunder” lose their present.On a larger scale, Bradbury seems rather ambivalent about how technology is transforming society. “The Pedestrian”, “The Flying Machine”, “The Meadow”, and “The Garbage Collector” all depict slightly-exaggerated ideas about the future that will be familiar to anyone who has read Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury is obviously concerned about the convergence of communications technology and nuclear capability. We are simultaneously able to talk faster and make war faster; and everyone knows how easy it is to get into a heated argument and then do something one regrets. So, these stories display a healthy scepticism for the benefits of better phones, more TV, etc. And the nuclear apocalypse that was such a threat following World War II looms over the backdrop of some of the later stories.I don’t mean to give the impression that this is a downer book. Far from it: I think this collection celebrates a lot of the strongest ties that bind our society. It’s an ecomium of family and friendship, of connection to our past and the importance of always looking towards the future. Though there is a deep foreboding in some of these stories, it’s only there because of Bradbury’s fears about what the mechanization of the world does to these ties. Bradbury wants balance; the trouble is, he doesn’t seem sure what that balance might be or how it might even be achieved (let alone maintained). Thus, while this isn’t a downer book, it isn’t necessarily optimistic about human capacity for moderation. Whatever else we might be, we are an eager species when it comes to what we perceive as “progress”.The nice thing about this being a slim anthology volume is that I can’t really feel bad about recommending it. Regardless of past experience with Bradbury, you will probably find something interesting in The Golden Apples of the Sun. The stories are all short enough to read in a single, brief sitting—but they are deep enough that even the shortest provides enough meaning to spend an afternoon with. It’s a nice snapshot of the early part of Bradbury’s fiction, and it’s an interesting exposure to an attitude towards writing SF that is, if not as cynical as some of the cyberpunk that would come much later, then just as apprehensive about the developments it sees happening.

  • Abraham Salas
    2019-04-24 11:01

    3.5 de hecho

  • Scott
    2019-05-14 12:52

    22 enjoyable stories in Bradbury's wistful and nostalgic style--some science fiction, some fantasy, some just plain fiction. The most famous is probably "A Sound of Thunder," in which a hunter travels back time to shoot dinosaur and makes a critical error. I especially got a kick out of "The Murderer," which is about a man who has declared war on nuisance technology. (I often feel like doing that myself.) This story was written sixty years ago; I wonder how the character would have reacted to twits and tweets and mobile phones. All worth a read.

  • Maria José
    2019-05-14 13:06

    Sólo me ha gustado el relato que da nombre al libro, el resto yo he paseado por encima de las palabras mis ojos, pero no me han trasmitido nada. NOTA MENTAL: Empezar a plantearme si de verdad me gustan los libros de relatos .

  • oguz kaan
    2019-05-02 15:03

    *Arada çok iyi olan hikayeler vardı. İsimlerini verip kısa bir şekilde bahsedeyim.-Bir Gök GürültüsüZaman yolculuğunu konu edinen en ünlü, herkesin bir kez okumasını temenni ettiğim bir öyküsü. Kelebek etkisininin orijinini bilmek önemlidir. A Sound of Thunder . Başarısız olduğu su götürmez ama izlenebilir.-Sis DüdüğüZamanın en gerisinden tarih öncesi çağlardan gelen bir ziyaretçinin gergin bir hikayesi. Yalnızlığın en güzel anlatıldığı hikayelerdendir.-Uçan MakineTeknolojinin toplum üzerinde meydana getireceği etki üzerine kısa ama dolu bir hikayeydi.-Bitmeyen YağmurAynı hikaye "Resimli Adam" kitabında da vardı. Yayınevi bunu aradan çıkartıp kağıt tasarrufu yapabilirdin. Yine de bu öyküyü seviyorum ve sinemaya aktarılmasını umuyorum. Belki de aktarılmıştır, bilen varsa bekliyorum.-Buz ve Ateşİşte bu öykünün bendeki yeri ayrı. Bu kısa filmi izlemenizi isterim. Öyküden uyarlamadır. Quest. Harika bir temposu olan, Bradbury'nin anlatım yeteneği ile birleşince çıtayı çok yukarı çeken bir öykü olmuş.-Zaman MakinesiGreen Town üçlemesinden tanıdık dostların olduğu bir anlatıyı, kurguyu sevmemem mümkün değil.

  • Anne
    2019-05-12 10:57

    Half of these short stories are fantasy, and half are the kind I love - about outer space, post or pre-apocalyptic life, and Mars.My favorites:The Wilderness: Two women ready for a move to mars, one makes a very long distant phone call and receives the encouragement she needs to take that step.The Murderer: In the 1950's, Bradbury predicted the state we are in today - instant communication, too much communication brought about by technology that never shuts up. "There sat all the tired commuterswith their wrist radios, talking to their wives, saying,'Now I'm at forty-third, now I'm at forty-fourth, here I am at forty-ninth, now turning at Sixti-first.' One husband cursing, 'Well get out of that bar, damn it, and get home to get dinner started, I'm at seventieth!'" A Sound of Thunder: Highly paid time travel companies take people back in time to hunt a dinosaur. This one is a classic - a man steps on a butterfly in prehistoric times and this changes life in the present. Genius.Powerhouse: A husband and wife travel by horseback. "She just walked around and lived and moved her hands that were pebble-smooth and pebble-small. Work had polished the nails of those hands with a polish you could never buy in a bottle. The touching of children had made them soft, and the raising of children had made them temperately stern, and the loving of a husband had made them gentle. And now, death made them tremble."The Garbage Collector: Garbage trucks are outfitted with radio controls to pick up bodies if there is a nuclear war.

  • apple
    2019-05-06 14:51

    Warning: The following review contains public display of shameless fangirleryThese collected short stories confirmed something I have long suspected; Ray Bradbury is a living breathing writing celestial entity and to me R will always be for Rocket! “The Murderer”, which was published in 1953, uncannily portrays the impact of information overload before there was Facebook or even the internet. Really spooky stuff. My favorite stories are “The Great Wide World Over There” and the absolutely mind-blowing “Frost and Fire”. Frost and Fire tells the story of scattered groups of people spaceshipwrecked on a strange planet. They are affected by the radioactive surroundings so each newborn has only 8 days to live. I have read full-length long books that attempt to do what Ray Bradbury did in those 42 pages and sadly I have to say none of them can really hold a candle to him.Ok, I admit I quite enjoyed the movie adaptation of “A Sound of Thunder” but there’s something you just don’t do to art! You don’t grab a hammer and go smash Michelangelo’s Pietà or turn a perfectly good story into the butt of movie review jokes (a review from says Sound of Thunder the Movie is “So perfect in its awfulness, it makes one seriously consider a theory of unintelligent design”…Ouch) or acoustic jazzify AC/DC. Seriously

  • Bonnie Jeanne
    2019-04-23 14:52

    I enjoyed most of the stories in this book, particularly; "The Murderer," which I found to be so appropriate to life today! This is one of few stories that hasn't got an initial publication date noted, but I guess it would be early 1950. Even though the technology that drives the main character to "murder" is not exactly as Bradbury imagined it would be, it is close enough to make me go "Wow!; "Sun and Shadow," which made me feel guilty about the times I've found life that is on the verge of abject poverty "picturesque."; I also enjoyed "The Golden Kite, The Silver Wind," which illustrates zero-sum-game quite nicely all the while pretending to be a fairytale; "The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl," which made me shiver with delighted horror; "The Great Wide World Over There," which make me quite sad, though filled me with a longing to write letters to strangers who live in remote places; And one that I couldn't decide if I loved for itself, or just because it features a lighthouse. I moved to Pittsburgh from a seaside town just south of Boston last year and, besides my two adult children, I miss the lighthouses the most. The story is the first in the book, "The Fog Horn."

  • Bezaubernd
    2019-05-11 14:11

    First we got to catch us a bat.

  • Luzbeth De Lenfent
    2019-04-27 13:56

    Bellísima recopilación de cuentos de fácil lectura que van desde las risas y la ternura hasta el llanto y la angustia. Este libro me acompañó en una hermosa tarde de sol con mis padres en el bosque, y si bien yo no estaba muy feliz, Bradbury como siempre me dio una alegría enorme y me colocó a la belleza más pura a mi alcance con sus narraciones.

  • Benjamin
    2019-04-21 10:58

    While I know Ray Bradbury is a great science fiction writer, before I read this book I only knew of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, both of which I’ve read. In this collection of short stories, Bradbury shows he’s not just a writer of sci-fi, but of other genres and ideas as well. That being said, his strength certainly lies in science fiction, even if these stories are a bit dated from their original, 1950’s publications. Either way, most of the stories contained in this collection were quite short and could be easily read in those brief moments in between life’s activities.Many of the stories reveal the political ideologies of their time. From the threat of nuclear war to the unknown of interplanetary travel, these themes continue to pop up throughout this book. Some of the stories are a little abstract, but there are enough solid pieces to make the weaker stories almost negligible. Regarding the non-sci-fi stories that comprise most of the first half of the collection, some of the more entertaining pieces were “The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl,” “The Murderer,” and “The April Witch.”After reading through the first half of this book, I was pleased to arrive at the meat of Bradbury's talent. Sure, he can spin a compelling tale set in the 1950’s, but the futures he describes are engrossing and thought-provoking. Some of these sci-fi stories give you the sense that he eventually turned the idea into one of his famous books. “The Exiles” unquestionably reads as a prescient counterpoint to Fahrenheit 451. Other notable sci-fi pieces in this book were “Frost and Fire” (probably the longest story in the book), “A Sound of Thunder,” “Here There Be Tygers,” “The Long Rain,” “The Rocket Man,” and “The Strawberry Window.”A great collection of Ray Bradbury’s short stories, I give The Golden Apples of the Sun 4.0 stars out of 5.For more reviews of books and movies like this, please visit

  • Brandon Henke
    2019-05-02 13:52

    The Golden Apples of the Sun showcases the broad range of Bradbury’s literary ability. While some might argue that topical breadth is a rather commonplace characteristic of books of this format, I contend that it goes beyond the typical collection of short stories. Bradbury is a stylistic chameleon – utterly transformative yet wonderfully convincing in the span of only a few pages. These stories range from mundane (The Great Wide World Over There) to utterly fantastical (A Sound of Thunder). Imaginative and thoughtful stories (Powerhouse) are written poetically, metaphorically, and encourage the reader to explore the darkened corners of their beliefs, while others are simple and full of colloquialisms (The Big Black and White Game). Bradbury seems to be as comfortable in segregated America of the early 1900’s as he is in Martian spaceships.The reactions of the reader can be expected to fluctuate just as wildly. Some of the stories are hysterically funny (Sun and Shadow) while others are terrifying. Some even manage to be both, as was the case with The Murderer. The Murderer is particularly ominous because of its prescient view of the increasing intrusiveness of electronics. Here, the paradoxical increase of reclusiveness and interpersonal complacency for the sake of “convenience in communication” is perfectly captured. The rebellious act of shoving ice cream into a broadcasting unit doesn’t seem particularly far-fetched when we needn’t look further than our living rooms to see our loved ones completely engrossed with their smartphones. Bradbury thereby joins the likes of E.M. Forster and Orwell in describing the descent into technological madness and the burgeoning surveillance state.3.9 stars out of 5.0

  • Jon
    2019-04-30 16:10

    I’m somewhat disgusted with myself for having only given this book 3 stars.Ray Bradbury wasn’t just a brilliant writer of Speculative Fiction - he was a great writer, full stop. I’ve always found a certain calming quality in Bradbury’s style; quiet and considered, yet utterly deliberate; always encouraging you to think beyond the limits of the words printed on the page.Reading Bradbury always makes me feel like I’m six years old again, sat cross-legged on the floor while my grandfather reads me a story. My grandfather died shortly before my seventh birthday, and nobody ever really read stories to me again after that. I guess that, over the years, Ray Bradbury is the closest I ever came to replacing that sense of loss.Still, Golden Apples from the Sun was a very mixed bag for me. There are a few sweet and juicy choices amongst this selection, but there are almost as many that were slightly yellowing, with bland flavour and a grainy texture. I even found a couple of worms, too.And then there’s The Exiles, with Shakespeare, Poe, Dickens, Blackwood and a bunch of history’s other great fiction writers hiding out from humanity in a secret base on Mars, which reads like some kind of bizarre literary fever-dream. I don’t even know what to say about this.If you’re looking to try some of Ray Bradbury’s short fiction, and given the choices, I’d recommend Dark Carnival over this in a heartbeat.

  • Mateo
    2019-05-17 12:05

    I was, of course, familiar with Ray Bradbury's most known work "Fahrenheit 451" and appreciated him for his contribution to sci-fi, but then I read this collection of short stories and was blown way.The title comes from a line of Yeats: And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.For that I have to thank Bradbury doubly, once for writing such a wonderful collection of short stories, and again for introducing me to Yeats, a poet whom I unexcusably have never read before. I find it fitting Bradbury opens his book with this poetic epigram for all the tales that follow are full of such lovely rhyme and magic. He writes science here, certainly, but science in such a way that reminds of Asimov's declaration regarding sufficiently advanced technology.The stars and the sun and all such things of mystery floating in the heavens become in these pages exactly that which the title promises: golden apples of the sun and silver apples of the sun. Yes, there are spaceships and spacemen but there are also fantastical planets inhabited by all the great forbidden writers of yore, given an homage in such prose that I believe again in the power of a well-crafted short story.

  • J. Alfred
    2019-04-30 12:19

    I once said that Bradbury was "trash, but exquisite trash. Like the pizza boxes and soda cans of the gods". (Is it okay to quote one's self? I'm okay with it) I stand by the statement. He's good not great, although I think back to Something Wicked This Way Comes and some of the stories in The Illustrated Man and I want to argue with myself. He's got a great, flexible sort of an imagination, which is kind of humanist and romantic and childish all at once. That being said, this collection isn't his best. I do love the title, though, which comes (as he is kind enough to point out) from Yeats' The Song of the Wandering Aengus, which is a poem that is sneakily beautiful and a little disconcerting. I think that was the feel Bradbury was trying to go for with this collection, but he falls on a scatter plot between outlandish and sentimental. I'm amazed at how harsh this review was. But he did mess up his baseball math in The Black and White Game (if a team bats around and the leadoff man is up for the second time and there are two outs and the bases jacked, there cannot be seven runs scored: it leaves all the men on base unaccounted for. Boo!) and I'm holding that as unforgivable. So there.

  • José Manuel Frías
    2019-05-01 18:01

    Para un servidor, los relatos de Ray Bradbury están a años luz de sus novelas. A pesar de ello, en "Las doradas manzanas del sol" aparecen tres textos con un contenido altamente atractivo. Esta recopilación de cuentos se abre con "La sirena", según muchos críticos el mejor relato del autor. Y no es para menos. El ambiente opresivo te atrapa desde las primera líneas, teniendo como escenario un viejo faro cuya sirena atrae a una extraña criatura de las profundidades marinas.En orden de importancia, quedé adherido a las páginas de "La fruta en el fondo del tazón", cuyo protagonista muestra los parámetros justos de una obsesión que roza la locura. William asesina a su adversario sentimental en la vivienda de este último. Lo que al principio parece una tendencia normal a borrar las huellas del crimen, pronto deja entrever la ofuscación del personaje principal, que se dedica a limpiar toda la casa sin preocuparse por el poco tiempo que le queda antes de ser descubierto.Finalmente, ""El ruido del trueno" nos presenta una interesante versión del efecto mariposa. En el texto, se coquetea con la posibilidad de que un pequeño cambio en nuestro pasado (caso de poder viajar a él), podría cambiar de forma rotunda el presente.

  • Steve Hersh
    2019-05-15 18:13

    The general consensus seems to be that Bradbury was at his best with three works: the novel "Fahrenheit 451," and the short story collections "The Martian Chronicles," and "The Invisible Man." I am fully in line with the consensus. Being so prolific, it's not surprising that not all of his work can measure up to the standards of his best stuff. "The Golden Apples of the Sun" is an example of the hit or miss nature of some of his stories. I'm giving this four stars based on the high quality of three stories in particular: "The Pedestrian," "The Murderer," and "A Sound of Thunder." These three stories are Bradbury at his best. Other stories, such as "The Fog Horn," and "The Wilderness" are interesting, but not top notch. Then there are some that I didn't even bother to finish. For the most part, I like Bradbury's science fiction work, not so much some of his more realistic, sentimental nostalgic stories.

  • Erik Erickson
    2019-05-18 15:57

    Thoroughly enjoyable read. I've only read Martian Chronicles previously, and I love the way Bradbury's descriptions and cadence really flow naturally. That's one of the things Stephen King does so well also. All but maybe a couple of these stories are solid little tales. The quality is just so much higher than something like a Richard Matheson collection, which executes interesting ideas in a flat and tiresome manner. It also helps that this collection starts off with a very Lovecraftian story titled The Fog. It was actually very refreshing to read something so close to HPL in subject and tone, but not as overwrought (even though that is one of the unique pleasures of Lovecraft's prose). Happy to have come across this out-of-print edition, its cover is so superior to the later editions (but not quite as nice as the original).

  • Pedram Behroozi
    2019-04-30 13:12

    ایده‌های بردبری ناب و عالی بودند. ترجمه‌ی صنعوی خیلی خوب نبود. ولی همچنان می‌شد فهمید که بردبری عجب خیال‌پرداز قهاری است و چه ذهن رهایی برای توصیف کردن چیزها دارد.از بین قصه‌ها آژیر به نظرم از همه بهتر بود. کابوس در حارماجدون و شیشه‌ی آبی معرکه بودند. بقیه ایده‌های بامزه‌ و خوبی داشتند و فقط لازار پیش بیاید کمی دم‌دستی و قابل پیش‌بینی بود.امیدوارم گزیده ترجمه‌ها کم و کم‌تر شوند و مترجم‌ها اصل کتاب‌های چاپ‌شده را ترجمه کنند. این کتاب هم گزیده ترجمه‌ای بود از سیب‌های طلایی خورشید (یا اینطور که در کتاب آمده: میوه‌های طلایی خورشید) که به اسم شرکت سهامی آدم‌های مصنوعی چاپ شده. حتی اگر حقوق مولف و ناشر اصلی را که اینجا نادیده گرفته شده در نظر نگیریم، خواندن اینجور گزیده‌ها ضدحال بزرگی برای ما خواننده‌هاست.

  • Hayley
    2019-05-15 10:20

    Sometimes you come across a book that remains on your mind for months, or even longer, after reading. I think this is one of those books.The Golden Apples of the Sun is a collection of 22 short stories, each exploring a different idea. Although a couple of the ideas have been covered quite a lot in literature or films (the butterfly effect, for example), Bradbury’s work I would suggest is amongst the best. I read this book through in one sitting because I was on the train, but I almost feel like I did it a disservice - the stories are so imaginative yet I moved onto the next story whilst I was still wrapped up in the previous one, rather than taking a break to reflect. This book would probably make great bedtime reading, one story each night!