“A Sound of Thunder” by Bradbury and “Nethergrave” by Skurzynski, are both great and
entertaining science fiction short stories. Both of these stories are about different types
as technology such as time travel and computer games. The technology in both of these
stories takes a pretty big toll on the main character's life even though the stories are
totally different. In “ A Sound of Thunder,” Eckels, ends up having pretty big troubles
because of a big mistake that he makes when he goes back in time using the
company's new invention, the time machine. In “ Nethergrave,” the main character
Jeremy, gets the offer to live in a virtual world on his computer in which he is a jaguar.
He ends up taking the offer because he is promised to live happy and in peace, he
chooses that life and gives up the chances of ever having a good and healthy
relationship with his parents because he is being bullied in school. I think that they do
think in similar ways because both of them are cowardly. Both stories have their bad
and good parts like most stories, but they both are mainly about the effects of
technology can have on everyone in today's world, though I am not sure if that was the
authors were intended.
In my opinion, I think that Bradbury’s story was more interesting and more
entertaining than Skurzynski’s story. I liked the idea that making the smallest of things,
and actions in the present can change the future in a huge way, good or bad. I wish that
it would have ended a little different and was longer because it kind of leaves you
hanging at a really intense and interesting point. In” A Sound of Thunder,” Eckels pays
to use a company’s new experiment, a time machine, to go back to a time to hunt
dinosaurs. While there he made a small blunder that provoked dire consequences.
Eckels’ death, in the end, made me feel really bad for him because it was a pure ...