Some Of The Brilliant Art You Could Own From Ray Bradbury's Collection

This is an amazing opportunity to have some absolutely wonderful art in your home, which used to belong to one of the all-time great SF authors. As we mentioned last night, Ray Bradbury's art collection is being auctioned off. And here's just some of the incredible artwork you could own. » 9/25/14 12:55pm 9/25/14 12:55pm

It's Time To Discover The "Neglected Master" Of Science Fiction

Henry Kuttner's clever writing had a huge impact on science fiction, and there's never been a better chance to discover his work. A ton of his work has just been reissued by Diversion Books, and we've got an exclusive excerpt from his book The Time Trap, which was just nominated for a Retro Hugo. » 9/03/14 12:02pm 9/03/14 12:02pm

Ray Bradbury's Biographer: 'He Was Who He Always Maintained He Was'

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In many ways, Ray Bradbury's life is a biographer's dream — the extensive record of his very public life as a master storyteller surfaces through thousands of media publications, announcements, advertisements, and his own reminiscences. Many years of private interviews led me to still more sources, published and… » 8/28/14 12:58am 8/28/14 12:58am

Are The Best Sentences In Science Fiction Mostly Aphorisms?

A lot of science fiction's most quotable authors do seem to write a ton of aphorisms — Robert A. Heinlein comes to mind, for example. But over at the Guardian, there's a discussion of the greatest sentences in genre fiction, and the question arose: are the best sentences in genre mostly aphoristic? » 4/01/14 12:00pm 4/01/14 12:00pm

We are very nervous about the new Something Wicked This Way Comes movie

Oh dear, we're not sure what to make out of this news. Seth Grahame-Smith, the author behind Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter (which I liked OK) and the screenplay for Dark Shadows (which everyone loathed), is getting his directorial debut remaking our beloved Something Wicked This Way Comes. Dammit, why couldn't they… » 3/13/14 9:45am 3/13/14 9:45am

11 Most Prolific Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors of All Time

When you discover a new favorite author, you want to dive in and read all of his or her works — but sometimes, that means a paltry stack of five or six books. And then there are some authors whose output would take years to read. Here are the 11 most prolific science fiction and fantasy authors of all time. » 10/11/13 10:31am 10/11/13 10:31am

Limited edition of Fahrenheit 451 was bound in asbestos so it wouldn't…

In 1953, Ballantine released a limited edition run of Ray Bradbury's book-burning novel Fahrenheit 451 that might survive a visit from the firemen. Two hundred numbered and signed copies of the book were bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, a chrysolite asbestos material. The copies are much sought after by collectors;… » 3/03/13 9:00am 3/03/13 9:00am

Watch Groucho Marx try to stump Ray Bradbury on You Bet Your Life

In 1955, two very different media luminaries, Groucho Marx and Ray Bradbury, met on Marx's game show, You Bet Your Life. Bradbury already had a couple of science fiction classics under his belt, and stayed on his toes as Marx quizzed him on his biography and then tried to stump him with a little movie trivia. » 10/20/12 8:00am 10/20/12 8:00am

Read the last thing Ray Bradbury ever wrote: An Ode to Books

Before he passed away this past June, author Ray Bradbury dictated the introduction to the 2012 volume of The Best American Nonrequired Reading, a brief essay that would turn out to be his final piece of writing. Appropriately, it's a love letter to books and the worlds that are opened up by reading. » 10/06/12 11:00am 10/06/12 11:00am

Downtown L.A. Intersection Renamed Ray Bradbury Square

Los Angeles is honoring a local literary hero Ray Bradbury, by creating Ray Bradbury Square at Fifth and Flower in downtown L.A. This is half a dozen blocks away from Clifton's Cafeteria, where Bradbury was a regular, and a stone's throw from the Central Public Library, where Bradbury wrote on the public typewriters. » 9/19/12 7:00am 9/19/12 7:00am

Can you identify all the great fantasy writers celebrated in this sexy…

Here's your chance to appreciate some alluring pin-up art inspired by a dozen of the greatest fantasy and science fiction authors — and do some good. Every year, Lee Moyer puts out a "Check These Out" calendar of literary pin-ups, with the proceeds going to charity. And the 2013 calendar is entirely dedicated to some… » 9/11/12 7:00am 9/11/12 7:00am

This "lost" interview with Ray Bradbury is the best thing you'll listen…

One of Ray Bradbury's lesser-known interviews also happens to be one of his last, and it is positively wonderful to experience. In 2010, the literary giant was interviewed by Sam Weller (his official biographer) at San Diego Comic Con. The then-89-year-old Bradbury spent a little over an hour ruminating on life, love,… » 9/04/12 11:40am 9/04/12 11:40am