“The Blue Bottle” by Ray BradburyFebruary 4, 2011
The Book: “The Blue Bottle” by Ray Bradbury. Originally published by Planet Stories in Fall 1950, the story was read in Long after Midnight published by Bantam in 1978.
The Setting: Mars.
The Story: A man seeks for an ancient and mysterious blue bottle.
The Science: I mean, it’s set on Mars, but it’s not really science fiction, it fantasy. A bottle that contains whatever you most desire? That’s fantasy.
The Reaction: Even at only 12 pages, I felt ripped off by this story. It was kind of dull and simplistic. I wasn’t really feeling the characters and the magical blue bottle kind of annoyed me. Bah.
The Cover: Still the same as before.
Next Up: “Punishment without Crime” by Ray Bradbury