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5.12: The Emissary

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  • This is not the most well-known short story of Bradbury’s, who also showed up in our SF section, but it is one that made a bit impact on me. From his anthology October Country, which dealt with various themes about death, I’m still not sure if the ending to this story is happy, or horrific.

    Librarian Note

    First published in Bradbury’s collection Dark Carnival, Arkham House, 1947. Currently being published in the anthology The October Country.

    Here’s a television version of the story from Ray Bradbury Theater

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