Sunday, June 10, 2012

In Memory: Ray Bradbury

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
for Cynsations

Science Fiction Pioneer Ray Bradbury Has Died from The Chicago Tribune. Peek: "In his career, he wrote more than 30 books, hundreds of short stories, plus poetry, plays and books for children."

Sci-fi legend Ray Bradbury Dies from CNN. Peek: "Science fiction author Ray Bradbury, whose imagination yielded classic books such as 'Fahrenheit 451,' 'The Martian Chronicles' and 'Something Wicked This Way Comes,' has died at 91, his publisher said Wednesday."

Ray Bradbury's Work Made Us Feel Less Alone by Regina Brett from The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. Peek: "He once said the secret to writing was to live in a library three days a week for four years."

In the video below, Ray Bradbury talks about writing. Peek: "If you're unhappy, get the hell out of writing then. Go do something else. I have no time for you, if you're going to be self-conscious. If you're going to ruin your life with thinking."


Leslie S. Rose said...

I read The Halloween Tree to my 5th grade class last October. Ray Bradbury's immense fan base grew by 34 that month. He is definitely one of the voices in my head.

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Well done, Leslie. Thank you for sharing. And a great voice to be haunted by, in more ways than one.