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The Fight of the Good Ship Clarissa (short story)

  • Type: Short Story
  • Length: 2 pages

The Fight of the Good Ship Clarissa is a 1940 short story by Speculative Fiction author Ray Bradbury. - AsNotedIn

The space rocket Clarissa was nine days out from Venus. The members of the crew were also out for nine days. They were hunters, fearless expeditionists who bagged game in Venusian jungles. At the start of our story they are busy bagging their pants, not to forget their eyes. A sort of lull has fallen over the ship (Note: a lull is a time warp that frequently attacks rockets and seduces its members into a siesta). It was during this lull that Anthony Quelch sat sprawled at his typewriter looking as baggy as a bag of unripe grapefruit.
Ray Bradbury, The Fight of the Good Ship Clarissa

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1940/00/00 Ray Bradbury Author The Fight of the Good Ship Clarissa is published in Futuria Fantasia.

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Particulars for The Fight of the Good Ship Clarissa (short story):
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Narrative Arts Science Fiction
Narrative Arts Short Short Story a short story that is less than 3000 words
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction
Narrative Arts Speculative Fiction a genre of fiction that encompasses works in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements

Original Language: English

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