I read Fahrenheit 451 a while ago and loved it, and with my new obsession with collecting old science fiction, I couldn’t resist this book by him, especially not with the wonderful title of ‘The Golden Apples of the Sun’.
This is a short story collection, not containing any novellas or stories over 15 pages long. I always find it difficult to review such a collection as some stories are better than others. Overall I really liked the book and read it all in almost one sitting. There are some science fiction stories (about time and space travel), some about the future, and some that are just about the here and now, and that seem to have a different message. To me it stood out that some stories that weren’t fantasy/science fiction were about racism, both against African-Americans (The Big Black and White Game) and Latino’s (Sun and Shadow). Some other stories seemed almost like fairy tales (The Flying Machine, The Golden Kite, The Silver Wind). All in all this was a very good collection, and I am happy that I have more by Bradbury in my to-be-read pile. Four out of five stars.