“A Sound of Thunder” and “Nether grave” “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury and “Nether grave” by Gloria Skurzynski were good, well written science fiction stories. Both stories used technology to greatly change the life of the main characters. “A Sound of Thunder” involved dinosaurs and a time machine in which the characters used to go back in time. The time machine was built to go to the stories setting in a jungle, sixty million years in the past. In “Nether grave”, the main character, Jeremy, choses to get sucked into the virtual world instead of staying the real world after having a quite embarrassing and lonely day. This story's setting seemed to be in the present time but did not say for sure. The climax in “Nether grave” was when all Jeremy’s online friend had left him and he got a message from someone telling him to turn on his mic. I didn’t know what was going to happen or what the man wanted from Jeremy. He made the decision to leave the real world of being ignored and bullied to go to somewhere he was promised never to be abandoned. The
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- Fall '15