The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Classic collection of stories by Bradbury, pulled together by the narrator, a man covered with tatoos that magically come alive to tell weirdly imaginative stories. Eighteen vintage sf short stories await the lucky soul who has not yet read this book! Select an invention:

Happylife Home - visit to The Veldt
An automated multi-media home, which provided the good life to its inhabitants.

Metal Foil Advertisement
An advertising circular made out of metal.

Odorophonics - scent player
A system capable of reproducing selected scents capable of fooling the human nervous system.

Suction Mail Tube
An evacuated tube system carrying mail to residences.

Sun Dome
Used on Venus to give relief from the endless rain.

The Veldt - serengeti in the nursery
A nursery that comes alive for the viewer.

 

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