Remembering Ray Bradbury

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Legendary science fiction author Ray Bradbury died yesterday at age 91.  He's remembered best for short-story collections like "The Martian Chronicles," and novels like "Fahrenheit 451," "Something Wicked This Way Comes," and "Dandelion Wine."  In his lifetime, more than eight million copies of his books were sold in three dozen languages. Kim Stanley Robinson, science fiction writer known for his award-winning "Mars Trilogy," was born in Waukegan, Illinois, the same hometown of Ray Bradbury. He describes Bradbury's enduring influence.

Guests:

Kim Stanley Robinson

Produced by:

Leo Duran

Comments [2]

Andy from Coastal South Georgia, USA

John,

I can't thank you enough for your personal reflections on Ray Bradbury (I was a saddened all day yesterday after learning about his death), as well as this interview.

So many of your personal experiences match mine (the Sci-Fi Book Club, "The Illustrated Man" was the first Bradbury book I ever read, etc.) that I nearly teared up hearing this. I guess this morning's story is an abridged portion of yesterday's episode, I'll have to listen to it.

Thank you and the folks at the Takeaway for this story.

Regards,

-- Andy

Jun. 07 2012 06:33 AM
Ed from Larchmont

Sorry to hear he died!

Jun. 07 2012 06:05 AM

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