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Moe_Syzlak

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Ray Bradury’s Martian Chronicles might also be a good read for inspiration for how disconnected short stories around a central theme can work.
 

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Moe_Syzlak said:
Ray Bradury’s Martian Chronicles might also be a good read...

I'll add it to the list. Thanks Moe
 

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Fun fact: The stories in Martian Chronicles were never meant to be connected, but Bradbury couldn't get it published unless he branded it as a novel. So he wrote some extra padding to loosely connect things up.
 

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The Scribbling Man said:
Fun fact: The stories in Martian Chronicles were never meant to be connected, but Bradbury couldn't get it published unless he branded it as a novel. So he wrote some extra padding to loosely connect things up.

I believe they were originally all (almost all?) published as short stories in various sci fi magazines, which were popular then. I believe Bradbury himself said it was a collection of short stories pretending to be a novel. Though I probably have that at least partly wrong.
 
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