Books: Sci-Fi Sprints

THE STORIES OF RAY BRADBURY by Ray Bradbury Knopf; 928 pages; $17.95

A father becomes his son, then takes the youngster's place in his playground—a lower circle in Dante's hell. A fully automated house continues to function with mechanical mindlessness long after its inhabitants have been incinerated in a nuclear holocaust. An electrical robot grandmother does more than bake her grandchildren's favorite pies; she is a model of uncritical love. When the children grow old, she is on standby, ready for their second childhoods. An uninhabited planet resists earthlings who have come...

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