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This is our discussion of the short story....

" Zero Hour " by Ray Bradbury

From the anthology The Illustrated Man collection by Ray Bradbury. See The Illustrated Man anthology discussion hub for more info on the anthology and pointers to discussion of its other stories.

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Invasion plot from another dimension, using children's imagination as a vanguard, or 5th column. The kids plans & preparations are ignored as childish games, because that how adults treat children. A very traditional horror story. Because kids are creepy. You can imaging King writing it.

Brendan (mistershine) | 743 comments This one was cute but there's a theme developing here of kids murdering their parents.

RJ - Slayer of Trolls (hawk5391yahoocom) I liked this one a lot. Weird that my favorite stories in this collection seem to be about murderous children. What would Freud say?

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Andrea | 2808 comments Did Brabury have children? He must have slept with one eye open at night wondering when they would come for him...

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Andrea wrote: "Did Brabury have children? ..."

Four, according to Wikipedia.

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