“The Screaming Woman” by Ray Bradbury.October 9, 2011
The Book: “The Screaming Woman” by Ray Bradbury. Originally published in the magazine Today in 1951. The edition read was published in S is for Space by Bantum in 1970.
The Setting: Middle America.
The Story: A girl hears a screaming woman and tries to save her, despite skepticism on all sides.
The Science: Not really a science based story – more what they might call “a blood chilling tale of crime.”
The Reaction: It’s a fine story. Not exceptional.
The Cover: Still unremarkable.
Etc: I once saw the Ray Bradbury Theatre version of this story, starring Drew Barrymore. It was also unremarkable.
Next Up: “The Years Draw Nigh” by Lester Del Ray