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NSF: “El Dia de Muerte” by Ray Bradbury

October 11, 2010

The Book: “El Dia de Muerte” by Ray Bradbury.  I can’t find any publishing data, but several sources indicate the story is from 1947.  Story was read in The Machineries of Joy, published by Bantum Books in 1965.

The Setting: Mexico City. Earth.

The Story: A child is killed and other things happen on the Day of the Dead in Mexico City.

The Science: N/A

The Reaction: I think it’s supposed to play as a snapshot of the day – many things happen, centered around a child, but I was mostly annoyed with it. I didn’t care.

The Cover: Awesome. A rocket, a psychedelic dinosaur/skull/cobweb mushroom, and a dimetron. Doesn’t make sense, but I’m loving it.

Next Up: NSF “I See You Never” by Ray Bradbury

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One comment

  1. […] The Cover: Same as last time. […]



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