NSF: “El Dia de Muerte” by Ray BradburyOctober 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