Nine Rarities

Nine Rarities

by Ray Bradbury

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Nine Rarities by Ray Bradbury

This Ray Bradbury collection is comprised of nine early short stories rarely or never reprinted since first publication. Included are three stories originally published in Mr. Bradbury's own science fiction fanzine, Futuria Fantasia.

"Don't Get Technatal": Jumping Jigwheels! If you enjoy exclamation points, this story was written for you! In the distant year of 1975 a dissatisfied writer rants about the state of society! Could robosexuality be the answer he seeks?(!)

"The Pendulum": A delightful little story with delightfully unconventional spelling.

"The Flight of the Good Ship Clarissa": Not entirely lucid but entertaining nevertheless.

"I, Rocket": There may be an unwholesome subtext to this story.
"Mass is the sexual drive of space, and gravity the intensified yearning of that mass, the gravitic libido of one tremendous body for the love, the following of any and all smaller bodies who transgress its void boundaries."

"Undersea Guardians": Half-naked sea-dwelling zombies battle the Nazi Kriegsmarine!

"Final Victim": "Hunting a criminal is tough enough, but it's even tougher when it's on a bit of Hell's own rock in the void of space."

"Defense Mech": There are no giant, Japanese-speaking robots in this story. It is, however, a riveting tale of the effects of space on the human psyche.

"Lorelei of the Red Mist": A second chance in someone else's body becomes complicated when its previous owner was universally hated.

"Jonah of the Jove-Run": "They hated this little beat-up old guy. Even if his crazy cosmic brain could track an asteroid clear across the Galaxy, why did he have to smash the super-sensitive meteor detectors?"

About 55,000 words in total.
Punctuation and apparent typographical errors in the Futuria Fantasia stories have been left as originally published.

"Don't Get Technatal" (as Ron Reynolds) Futuria Fantasia (1939)
"The Pendulum" (uncredited) Futuria Fantasia (1939)
"The Flight of the Good Ship Clarissa" (uncredited) Futuria Fantasia (1940)
"I, Rocket" Amazing Stories (May 1944)
"Undersea Guardians" Amazing Stories (December 1944)
"Final Victim" Amazing Stories (February 1946)
"Defense Mech" Planet Stories (February 1946)
"Lorelei of the Red Mist" Planet Stories (May 1946)
"Jonah of the Jove-Run" Planet Stories (Spring 1948)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014868396
Publisher: SSP
Publication date: 08/12/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 676,030
File size: 829 KB

About the Author

Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

August 22, 1920

Place of Birth:

Waukegan, Illinois


Attended schools in Waukegan, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California

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Rarity woke up, and looked at her clock. Then she looked at her calendar. "Oh dear I'm terribly late for the picnic!" she exclaimed. "Oh my gosh my hair looks autrotious! I must fix it!" She gets to work fixing her hair. When she's done, she looked at her clock again. Her eyes spread wide with horror. She was fourty-five minutes late! She quickly galloped out of her house. As she galloped over to Twilight's, she thought, I hope they haven't left without me. When she reached Twilight's house, she knocked on the door. Spike answered it. "Hey Rarity," he said. "Are you looking for Twilight?" "Yes," Rarity answered, slightly out of breath. "Is she still here?" "No. She left with the others for the picnic." Spike answered. "Shoot!" Rarity exclaimed. "Well I'll see you later, Spike." And with that, she galloped away to see if she could catch up with the others. When she got there, they were packing up the picnic. "Rarity, the picnic is over," Twilight said. "Sorry." "What were you even doing?" Rainbow Dash said angrily. "I had to wait ten minutes to eat a sandwich before we all decided that you weren't gonna come!" "Well, I woke up really late and I had to do my mane a-" "Don't say any more!" Rainbow Dash interupted, and turned her back to Rarity. "You broke a Pinkie Promise, and nopony breaks a Pinkie Promise!" Pinkie Pie added, an angry sob in her voice. "You didn't come because of your mane?" Apple Jack put in. "Sounds a bit selfish, doesn't it?" Everypony nodded, then started to walk back to town. As Fluttershy passed her, she said, "I'm sorry Rarity." Rarity watched her friends go, a sad and horrified look on her face. She galloped back to town. That's when she saw the blue police box again. She got into it, wanting to go back to the future. But when she got back, what she saw surprised her. ~End of chapter two! Hope you like it so far! Plz rate and review! ~RD 8\/\
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No...*shoots shadow energy at Saria*
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This is not a LOZ (Legend of Zelda) rp, it is a mythical creatures rp. ~ Kanna and Danetsu
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