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Part 2: Fantastic Tales

Part 2

Fantastic Tales

Rod Serling

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
Fear turns a crowd into a mob.


With a partner, design a magical world. Let your imagination take over. What would people look like? How would nature be different? Would gravity still exist? Try to describe as many things as possible about your new world.

Isaac Asimov

Key Item
Why won't the computer respond?

Joan Aiken

The Serial Garden
Discovering a secret world

Lewis Carroll

A boy faces a frightening beast.

Shel Silverstein

Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out
She should have done her chores.

Louis L'Amour

The Eternal Frontier
Humanity turns toward space.


Four Decades in Space
John Glenn makes history.

Ray Bradbury

Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed

Humans on Mars begin a strange transformation.

The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind
Towns that learn to live in harmony

An Interview with Ray Bradbury
Surprises from America's greatest fantasist