Friday, January 27, 2012

Stories "Ventures into Unknown Terreritory" 49:70

Here There Be Tygers by Ray Bradbury (Published in  1951)


Non Spoiler Summary

    • Length: 13 pages
    • Genre: Science Fiction-Space Exploration
Summary: Space explorers find a planet that is a Utopia in which their dreams may come true. Bradbury asks should they publicize their discovery. Can they profit from a planet that is perfect?
First Sentence
You have to beat a planet at its own game," said Chatterton.

Favorite Quote
  this planet is alive.  It's a race itself. But it needs us to show off to, to appreciate its beauty.  What's the use of a stage full of miracles if there's no audience?"

What I Learned About Writing

Each Character will enter into the environment differently due to their desires, past experiences, and psychology.  Chatterton sees the planet as hostile. But the others see the planet as a rare beauty one which can easily be pleasured.  The conflict comes from the crew on the ship and their reaction to the moment at hand.

Tidbits
  1. Watch the Russian Version on You Tube.
  2. The reference is to the phrase "Here Be Dragons" used by medieval cartographers as warnings on unexplored portions of their maps. According to Wikipidea Article  
  3.  This story was first published in New Tales of Space and Time

Where to Find It

It is collected in Bradbury's short story collections R is for Rocket and The Golden Apples of the Sun.

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