The Illustrated Man is a collection of science fiction stories tied together by the character of the Illustrated Man, a person covered in animated tattoos that depict the different stories. Stories like “Kaleidoscope,” which tells of astronauts contemplating their final moments after a ship malfunction, “Zero Hour,” about children aiding an alien invasion through playing a game, and others in the collection explore the nature of humankind and our relationship with society and the world.

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