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30 May 2017, 09:26 AM
Judyt
The Lighthouse
It was the first story of his I had ever knowingly read as being BY him, and it blew me away. I read it three times in a row, the last time aloud.
I never hear a fog horn--or a train whistle--without thinking of it.
30 May 2017, 11:59 AM
Richard
Welcome to the Board, Judyt! And you're right: that story is one of Ray's finest.

Just FYI, the short story to which you refer is actually called "The Fog Horn". It also is occasionally referred to by the title of the film which was (very loosely) adopted from it: "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms".
30 May 2017, 01:31 PM
douglasSP
In fact, the story's original title was "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" (when it first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post in 1951).

It's appeared as "The Fog Horn" in all Ray's books, however.
30 May 2017, 01:40 PM
douglasSP
Here's an interesting bit of trivia: The actual deepest point anywhere in the world's oceans is less than a third of Ray's 20,000 fathoms!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_Trench

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30 May 2017, 09:48 PM
dandelion
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Originally posted by douglasSP:
Here's an interesting bit of trivia: The actual deepest point anywhere in the world's oceans is less than a third of Ray's 20,000 fathoms!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_Trench


Maybe he confused fathoms with leagues. The way he used the Battle of Ardennes and the Battle of Argonne interchangeably although one was near the beginning of the First World War and the other near the end.

(I didn't really edit your post. I tried to Quote and hit the wrong button. You see, even I am fallible.)
31 May 2017, 03:51 PM
Doug Spaulding
quote:
Originally posted by dandelion:
Maybe he confused fathoms with leagues. The way he used the Battle of Ardennes...

He also put a breathable atmosphere on Mars, but, for him, it was never technical; it was the love.

Speaking of the Battle of the Ardennes, he mentions that very thing in the new documentary I just finished editing!


"Live Forever!"
01 June 2017, 11:55 PM
dandelion
In that case his facts were not incorrect, just ahead of their time.

http://www.businessinsider.com...onies-on-mars-2015-3

Kinda like this: http://www.newyorker.com/tech/...mbid=social_facebook

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05 October 2017, 11:34 PM
Kristina
I am also fond of reading..i have read light house many times..its amazing..just grab our consciousness...

kristina

[Spam link removed.]

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06 October 2017, 06:19 AM
Richard
Kristina, given Ray Bradbury never wrote a story called "light house", that's a pretty good trick! And welcome to "cash for cars orange county"! That link is just all Bradbury readers want and need! Thanks, Kristina!
07 October 2017, 06:50 PM
dandelion
quote:
Originally posted by Richard:
Kristina, given Ray Bradbury never wrote a story called "light house", that's a pretty good trick! And welcome to "cash for cars orange county"! That link is just all Bradbury readers want and need! Thanks, Kristina!


And Richard catches another spammer! (They're getting craftier.)