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- Full Title: The Veldt
- When Written: 1950
- Where Written: Los Angeles
- When Published: 1950, published originally under the title “The World the Children Made”
- Literary Period: Science fiction/Fantasy
- Genre: Short story/Science fiction/Fantasy
- Setting: The Happylife Home, a futuristic suburban house
- Climax: Wendy and Peter murder their parents
- Antagonist: The “nursery”; Wendy and Peter
- Point of View: Omniscient narrator
Old-fashioned. Bradbury never owned a computer in his life, preferring instead to write and correspond via typewriter. When asked what invention he would eliminate from the last 100 years, he responded that he would get rid of the automobile.
Bradbury Theater. Bradbury’s talents and interests extended beyond the literary field. He adapted many of his stories for “The Ray Bradbury Theater,” a television series that aired from 1985-92. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his animated film, Icarus Montgolfier Wright, and won an Emmy Award for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree.