Striving to create a legacy through his fiction like his favorite fantasy authors had, Bradbury began publishing his writing out of high school. His love for science-fiction is evident throughout his work, especially in his novel Fahrenheit 451, a story that depicts a futuristic world intent on eradicating books in order to maintain an ignorant, unquestioning society. William Golding also incorporated his past experiences into his writing; however, unlike Bradbury, Golding’s later life influenced his stories. Being a grammar school teacher after college, Golding found writing inspiration in the unruly young boys he taught (“William Golding”). These children undoubtedly shaped Golding’s vision to write Lord of The Flies, a story in which a group of British boys stranded on an island disastrously attempt to govern themselves.
My favorite book is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, he was born in 1894 and died in 1963. Written in 1931. A futuristic society where humans are born out of test tubes and kept in rigid social classes. This may not seem like a humorous premise for a novel, but Huxley uses satire, which is a type of humor used to make a serious point. The humans in Brave New World learn through sleep teaching, Huxley calls this “hypnopedia”.
The best speculative stories start from a simple question: "What if…?" And this remarkable novel is no exception. Daniel Keyes's science fiction stories were periodically published during the 1950s, before he became a fiction editor at Marvel Science Fiction. Besides, he also worked as a high school teacher for mentally disabled adults. Of course, these two experiences have resulted in the masterpiece Flowers for Algernon.
He had trouble finding people to publish his works, but he eventually succeeded and had his first work published in a magazine. Some of his most famous works include “A Study in Scarlet,” “Rodney Stone,” “The Sign of Four,” “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” and “The Hound of Bakersvilles.” His all time most famous character is Sherlock Holmes. During his life, Arthur had a lot of influences that helped him in creating the wonderful novels that we know today as Sherlock Holmes. His mother was one of the biggest influence on his writing career because of the magical stories she told him when he was a child. While a child, he read Edgar Allen Poe stories which were a great contributor to his style of writing.
Dahl’s father’s death influenced his writing, since a number of his books deal with the loss of parents (Seidel, 5) He wrote two autobiographies as children’s books, Boy (1984), and Going Solo (1986) (Seidel, 5). Other children’s books he wrote include James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The BFG (Seidel, 5) Dahl wrote many poems alongside his books, too. One of his poems is Candyman. Candyman a figurative poem that represents the spreading of love around the world through a figurative character’s creation. This is represented in the line: “The Candyman can ‘cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good” (Dahl, 1).
Jim Benson, who is an author of the best selling “Dear Dumb Diaries” children’s series, establishes an ironic twist on technology dependence. His article, “12 Hilariously True Cartoons That Skewer Our Addiction To Tech” focused on what technology dependency looks like. Benson has made many several cartoons about other issues, but he decided to put his work around technology dependency. One of the cartoons that speak a lot is a child who asks permission to use his computer for a while. But after using the computer, he becomes an adult and cannot take back his childhood back.
The moral of this story is listen to your elders. The setting in this book changes multiple time throughout the story and makes the story more interesting. The first setting in this book is a place called Heartsease which is like a big mansion,but it is missing the middle of it. “ (pg 384) The middle of the house was blown up by Nevery’s pyrotechnic experiments (magical explosion causing experiment) twenty years before this story. So two ends of the house are left standing and the middle looks like it has a bite taken out.” Another important setting is Jaggus’ Fortress which is the fortress of a king.
Audio Book Review The Forgotten Room by Lincoln Child Imagine; tasting color, seeing sound, and hearing food; euphoria or a window into Hell? The Forgotten Room is modern day science fiction comingling with the paranormal. This is my first Lincoln Child book; my initial reaction is wow-what a unique writer. A lover of fine flowing literature done well, I’m in awe of his no-nonsense style of writing, so tightly suffused with an intellectual peculiarity that drives the premise like a well-tuned machine, simply said: the author’s skill is effectively eccentric, much like the cast of science minded characters in the novel. At the center, Jeremy Logan is an intriguing character, beginning with his profession as a enigmalogist, which is best described as a paranormal investigator with a PhD.
You’ve probably heard of Disney World, and the large, elegant sphere called Spaceship Earth that looks over one of its most famous parks, Epcot. But what you most likely don’t know, is that the design of Spaceship Earth is thanks to one man, Ray Bradbury. Born in 1920, Ray Bradbury spent much of his life writing short stories that contained influential lessons about current world issues. His writing style consists of substantial amounts of figurative language and often takes place in the future, giving him the nickname of the “Father of Science Fiction”. Bradbury’s writing style can be seen in all his pieces, especially in two of his most famous short stories- “All Summer in a Day” and “The Pedestrian”.
STEPHAN KING By: cecilia Velarde PD:2 “ People must think I am a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk.” These words are said from one of the most famous horror writers in literature history. Stephan King was only a little boy when his interest in horror and science fiction began.