This is a must read for anyone who enjoys science fiction. It is an anthology of 18 works by  Ray Bradbury. The stories are very simple in terms of character design, but they all contain many messages. The settings are unique and abstract. My favourite story in this is The Veldt, which is about the impact that technology has on our psychological development and relationships. The parents use a virtual reality nursery in order to let their children have fun. Anything that the children imagine is created in the virtual reality. This impacts the relationship between the parents and children as the children have no sense of dependency on their parents. The Veldt also had a very tense writing style, which made it an enjoyable read. Most of the stories are great, although there were a few that I did not enjoy. I also feel that the Illustrated Man could be expanded on in order to tie the stories together, but it seems that Bradbury only did that for 2-3 of the stories included. Overall, I would rate this book 4/5 stars. I would recommend this to anyone who loves science fiction as well as space themed stories.- @SuperSilk of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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