Ray Bradbury, fantasy and speculative fiction writer, died yesterday in Los Angeles after a long illness.
Letters of Note today presents a lovely letter from the great man to a library, concerning the inception of “The Fireman” which eventually became his celebrated novel, “Fahrenheit 451” (the novel, he argued, which was his only true work of science fiction – he saw himself as a creator of fantasies).
When a writer like Bradbury passes, if you’re anything like me, you suddenly realise that you’ve not read nearly enough of his work. That’s a sad state of affairs which I mean to address at the library this weekend – I like to think that Bradbury would approve of using this most underrated and glorious of resources to further explore his body of work.
- Ray Bradbury on how Disneyland humanized robots [Afternoon Reading] (io9.com)
- 205; wise words from ray bradbury (kaleidoscopicsilhouettes.wordpress.com)