Tag Archives: Ray Bradbury

Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews

Ray Bradbury always seemed out of synch with the contemporary science fiction milieu: he wrote on a typewriter until the end, was sentimental, loved circuses, dreams, toys, fantasies, myths, loathed technology to the point of never driving a car, and … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury’s Birthday, William Gibson, and Being Science-Fictional in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is arguably the science fiction capital of America. Blade Runner’s iconic sino-Futuristic downtown notwithstanding, there’s a strong historical lineage for science fiction in the Southland: the fan culture which took root here mid-century, the early conventions, the legacy … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury Was For The Humans

It was the summer of 1992 when I picked up my first Ray Bradbury novel at a yard sale. A paperback copy of The Martian Chronicles beat up beyond repair, it still surreptitiously toted the markings of a public library on its … Continue reading

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Artistic Education: Hannes Bok

Hannes Bok’s last published work, a wraparound illustration of Roger Zelazny’s “A Rose for Ecclesiastes,” printed in the November 1963 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Hannes Bok was a seminal figure in early science fiction culture … Continue reading

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Galaxies Like Grains of Sand

Galaxies Like Grains of Sand is a short novel comprised of even shorter stories, presented in roughly chronological order, covering a billion year spree of humanity (I have to wonder if Brian Aldiss took a page from Olaf Stapledon’s Last … Continue reading

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