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Anybody at school in the 80s rem a sci fi book about going forward in time and somebody coming back with an insect stuck on their shoe?

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Prarieflower Fri 19-Oct-12 22:47:59

We did it in school but have no idea what it was.grin

Prarieflower Fri 19-Oct-12 22:51:01

Apparently you weren't supposed to come back with anything,can't rem how it ended.

Fabulousfreaks Fri 19-Oct-12 22:54:47

Is that the Ray Bradbury short story?

MsHighwater Fri 19-Oct-12 23:00:19

I remember it

TodaysAGoodDay Fri 19-Oct-12 23:14:23

Oh my god, I remember that! I have wondered in the past what it was, so thanks. I like Ray Bradbury books, another favourite is Fahrenheit 451. Fab books IMO.

Fabulousfreaks Fri 19-Oct-12 23:17:13

Ray Bradbury is amazing. I cried and cried at The Foghorn and I loved The Veldt

imperialstateknickers Fri 19-Oct-12 23:17:41

I think it's a Ray Bradbury short story, something about some wanker on a commercial time travel tour squashes a butterfly 65 million years ago and the whole modern world sort of disintegrates. Definitely in my 1980's school library.

imperialstateknickers Fri 19-Oct-12 23:21:56

Was it Bradbury who wrote a similar one about some simple mobile-vegetable lifeform on Venus that eats the Earth-germ infested plastic wrapper off the astronaut's instant camera film, and dies just as the over-excited astronaut crew radio the news of life on Venus back to Earth.

There was something so touchingly simple about 1950's sci-fi.

Prarieflower Sat 20-Oct-12 17:51:12

Wow that was it!!!!!

Mighty impressed,has been bugging me for years.


GoldenPeppermintCreams Sat 20-Oct-12 21:23:50

It was used as part of a GCSE English exam in the nighties. It was our mock exam paper, so I remember going over the story in detail in class afterwards.

I was/am a big sci fi fan as a teenager so I remember it vividly. Going to read it again now.

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