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Old Time Radio Science Fiction Favorites by Radio Spirits
What a great variety of classic sci-fi. Having recognized some of the titles & authors, I knew this would be good. Though the sound quality is not what we'd have today, it is superior to a lot of other radio broadcast reproductions I've heard. The slightly "scratchy" recordings of some of these gives a more nostalgic quality without diminishing the quality of the reading/acting. It some cases, the sound quality added to the mystery and suspense.
This collection is varied, having aliens coming to earth, earthlings going to alien worlds, humans reaching new frontiers on earth... actually under the water, immortality through science, and even kids involved in the… Read more
Stories of Ray Bradbury by Ray Bradbury
Stories of Ray Bradbury by Ray Bradbury
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic collection, April 7 2003
This collection of stories affected my writing. At least one story I've written has been professionally compared to Ray Bradbury's style. While I never sought to mimic him, I believe I was drawn to his stories because of my writing style and childhood daydreams. This collection is a prime example of Bradbury's work. It's inspiring, startling, spooky, and just plain hypnotic.
Even though I first borrowed this collection from my local library, (and having read some of these stories in others collections), I tracked down a used copy to own just so I could pull it down and revisit my favorite people and places.
A must have for any Bradbury fan... novice or cult-like follower.
Essential Haiku Volume 20 by Robert Hass
Essential Haiku Volume 20 by Robert Hass
5.0 out of 5 stars hai- kudos, April 7 2003
The most excellent collection of haiku... how could it not be. I was overwhelmed by the simplicity of observations of these 3 great masters. My favorite being Buson... not sure why, but I seemed to relate more to his way of expressing, his choice of words, his life and personality.
Writing haiku becomes more meaningful and natural after bathing myself in this collection. The biographies helped me to understand the point of view of the writers in some cases. The additional info in the back helped me to understand the word choices, translation, and the art of haiku.