Bibliographic data Sinopsis: Ray Bradbury’s first collection of short stories, where he navigates between science fiction, fantasy, and horror. It was published in the United States by Arkham House in 1947. The collection brings together 27 works written between 1943 and 1947, several of which were previously published in magazines.
IN the living room the voice-clock sang, Tick-tock, seven o’clock, time to get up, time to get up, seven o’clock! as if it were afraid that nobody would. The morning house lay empty. The clock ticked on, repeating and repeating its sounds into the emptiness. Seven-nine, breakfast time, seven-nine! In the kitchen the breakfast