Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ray Bradbury's "The Fog Horn" aka "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" (short story, dinosaur, free)

Quote from short story titled The Fog Horn aka The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms by Ray BradburyDepend on Bradbury to generate great emotions from a simple plot.

Story summary.

At least one dinosaur survived their mass extinctions millions of years ago. He's been sleeping in the ocean deeps for eons. Poor lonely creature.

Now the humans have installed this lighthouse in some foggy area. It has both a powerful guide light & a rhythmic & loud horn.

This horn has awoken the lonely beast, who's come looking for familiar in this utterly unfamiliar world...

Fact sheet.

First published: 'as "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms", Saturday Evening Post, June 23 1951.'
Rating: A.
Download full text. [via Best Science Fiction Stories]
Related: Stories of Ray Bradbury.


Krishnan said...

Just happened to read this gem of a story few days back, vintage Bradbury.

Anonymous said...

We were forced to read some of Ray Bradbury's work in English and this is by far my favorite. I feel so bad for the creature!