NSF Double Header.2 “The Miracles of Jamie” and “One Timeless Spring” by Ray BradburySeptember 3, 2010
The Book: “The Miracles of Jamie” and “One Timeless Spring” by Ray Bradbury. Both originally published in magazines in 1946, they were read in Long after Midnight published by Bantam in 1978.
The Setting: Earth, middle America
The Story: “Jamie” is about a boy who thinks he can do miracles, but he can’t. “Spring” is about a boy who thinks he is being poisoned out of childhood.
The Science: Not Applicable. Well, maybe child psychology stuff, but, meh.
The Reaction: Both stories start with the thought that there could be sci-fi or fantasy in the stories, but bring you to the eventual conclusion that these are just kids who don’t understand the world yet. Or who refuse to see it with adult eyes. Which is fine. But not what this project is about.
The Cover: The subtitle of the book reads “22 Hauntings and Celebrations.” The cover art has clearly decided to focus on the hauntings side. Not one of those creepy faces is wearing a party hat.
Next Up: “Frost and Fire” by Ray Bradbury.