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  • Fahrenheit 451 (proven more prescient than ever)

    06/25/2015 10:44:38 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 16 replies
    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury ^ | 1953 | Ray Bradbury
    FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury This one, with gratitude, is for DON CONGDON. FAHRENHEIT 451: The temperature at which book-paper catches fire and burns PART I IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BURN IT was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history. With...
  • Ray Bradbury's house, sold for $1.76 million, is being torn down

    01/17/2015 10:23:26 AM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 13, 2015 | Carolyn Kellogg
    Ray Bradbury lived in his 1937 Cheviot Hills home for more than 50 years. After the author of "Fahrenheit 451" died in 2012, the house was readied for sale ... The home, which was purchased in June for $1.765 million, is being demolished. A permit for demolition was issued Dec. 30, Curbed LA reports, and a fan who visited the house over the weekend found it in the process of being torn down ...
  • Honoring Ray Bradbury the goal of Waukegan group

    08/15/2014 12:26:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 12, 2014 | Dan Hinkel
    An effort is underway to honor one of Waukegan's favorite sons, the late science fiction pioneer Ray Bradbury. Waukegan Public Library Executive Director Richard Lee said nearly all the details remain to be worked out beyond the basic idea -- a realistic statue or bust of Bradbury, who wrote evocatively of the fictional Green Town, a recognizable stand-in for his hometown. lRelated A history of Waukegan The effort echoes the push for a statue memorializing another Waukegan legend, comedian Jack Benny, a radio and early TV star honored with a downtown statue in 2001.
  • Ray Bradbury: Enemy of the State

    06/10/2012 6:46:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 32 replies
    Reason ^ | June 8, 2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    Libertarians can easily see one of their own in the non-comformist nonagenarian, who, despite moving to Los Angeles in the 1930s, never bothered to learn how to drive. A consummate autodidact, he also never went to college. And good thing too! He hated affirmative action, condemned “all this political correctness that’s rampant on campuses,” and called for an immediate ban of quotas in higher education. “The whole concept of higher education is negated,” he told Playboy in 1996, “unless the sole criterion used to determine if students qualify is the grades they score on standardized tests.” But Bradbury’s antipathy to...
  • The Conservative Legacy of Bradbury

    06/08/2012 5:57:34 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Bruce Walker
    Ray Bradbury is dead. His literary career spanned an incredible 73 years, and his influence was felt across the broad spectrum of American thought. Bradbury was very conscious of the fact that he grew up in almost a pre-technological society; "[w]hen I was born in 1920," he told The New York Times Magazine in 2000, "the auto was only 20 years old. Radio didn't exist. TV didn't exist. I was born at just the right time to write about all of these things."
  • Orson Scott Card: Thoughts on Ray Bradbury

    06/08/2012 6:42:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 7, 2012 | Orson Scott Card
    The year was 1969. I was 18 or so.I stood in front of the small science-fiction section of the Brigham Young University bookstore, taking I Sing the Body Electric from the shelf, hefting it, opening it, reading just a little, then putting it back.I had too much respect for books in general, and for this book in particular, even to imagine reading the whole thing without paying for it.But it was a hardcover. Not a discounted book-club edition — the real thing, at full price. And I was a college student, pretty close to broke. Buying this book would...
  • Ray Bradbury, R.I.P.

    06/08/2012 3:31:23 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 3 replies
    Look for our editorial on Sunday, but until then, a few words about the passing of Ray Bradbury. Mr. Bradbury, who died at 91, was a champion of freedom. Through his fanciful lens, he had more to say about conventional reality than most conventional writers can muster. His imaginative tales revealed a world of new ideas, unbound by conventional limitations. It seems only appropriate that he didn’t drive or own an automobile. He operated in a different sphere, so to speak...
  • Ray Bradbury Loved Reagan, Called Clinton a 'Sh*thead' (Ray Bradbury, Tea Partier, RIP)

    06/06/2012 3:21:57 PM PDT · by montag813 · 55 replies
    USNews ^ | 06-06-2012 | Elizabeth Flock
    Science fiction author Ray Bradbury sits in front of a photo of Mars, presented to him during an 83rd birthday party in his honor on Aug. 23, 2003. Ray Bradbury, master of the sci-fi fantasy and author of Fahrenheit 451, died Tuesday at 91.The man who chronicled dystopian societies had strong political beliefs and spoke as darkly about contemporary politics as he did about burning books. "I think our country is in need of a revolution," the Los Angeles Times quoted him as saying in 2010. "There is too much government today. We've got to remember the government should be...
  • Ray Bradbury, author of 'Fahrenheit 451,' dies

    06/06/2012 11:32:38 AM PDT · by null and void · 28 replies
    KING5 ^ | June 6, 2012 at 7:54 AM
    <p>LOS ANGELES -- Ray Bradbury, the science fiction-fantasy master who transformed his childhood dreams and Cold War fears into telepathic Martians, lovesick sea monsters, and, in uncanny detail, the high-tech, book-burning future of "Fahrenheit 451," has died. He was 91.</p>
  • Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 Book Covers Through Time

    06/06/2012 2:51:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Slate | June 6, 2012 | Juliana Jimenez Jaramillo
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  • Author Ray Bradbury dies at 91

    06/06/2012 8:03:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 6, 2012 | Lynell George
    Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91. Bradbury's daughter confirmed his death to the Associated Press on Wednesday morning. She said her father died Tuesday night in Southern California. Author of more than 27 novels and story collections — most famously “The Martian Chronicles,” “Fahrenheit 451,” “Dandelion Wine” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes” — and more than 600 short stories, Bradbury has frequently been credited with elevating the often maligned reputation of science...
  • Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91

    06/06/2012 8:04:35 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 88 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 6, 2012 | Lynell George
    Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91. Bradbury's daughter confirmed his death to the Associated Press on Wednesday morning. She said her father died Tuesday night in Southern California. Author of more than 27 novels and story collections — most famously “The Martian Chronicles,” “Fahrenheit 451,” “Dandelion Wine” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes” — and more than 600 short stories, Bradbury has frequently been credited with elevating the often maligned reputation of science...
  • Bradbury to allow e-book.

    11/30/2011 7:21:53 PM PST · by ixtl · 28 replies
    Dallas Morning News | Nov. 30, 2011 | Syndicated
    According to an article i the Dallas Morning News this AM, Ray Bradbury has broken his vow to never allow one of his books to be 'published' in electronic media. Per the article, "Farenheit 451" will be releaed in e-book format some time early next year. Bradbury, who is 91, has repeatedly expressed his love of physical books, and his disdain for electronic media and the Intenet.
  • Ray Bradbury at 90 (A literary legend commences his tenth decade)

    08/25/2010 3:20:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/25/2010 | James E. person Jr.
    Roughly a decade before he created the Christmastime television movie The Homecoming and the long-running series it inspired, The Waltons, Earl Hamner was a successful novelist and writer of scripts for live television in New York. In 1961, as a recent transplant to Southern California, he wanted to break into the world of writing for taped television programs but couldn’t seem to get his foot in the door anywhere. He consulted a short list of contacts who might help him in his job search and came across the name of Ray Bradbury: scriptwriter for John Huston’s Moby Dick, and author...
  • American author Ray Bradbury is 90

    08/21/2010 9:58:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    August 22, 1920
    <p>Famed American author Ray Bradbury was born August 22, 2010 in Waukegan, Illinois - the birthplace of another great American, Jack Benny.</p> <p>He has written in several genres including fantasy, horror, mystery, and science fiction.</p> <p>Among his most famous works are The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and the screenplay for the 1956 film version of Moby Dick.</p>
  • Ray Bradbury's call for revolution (still stirring things up at 90!)

    08/19/2010 5:51:38 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    WND ^ | 8-19-10 | Phil Elmore
    "Colored people don't like 'Little Black Sambo.' Burn it. White people don't feel good about 'Uncle Tom's Cabin.' Burn it. Someone's written a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are weeping? Burn the book. Serenity, Montag. Peace, Montag. Take your fight outside. Better yet, into the incinerator. Funerals are unhappy and pagan? Eliminate them, too. Five minutes after a person is dead he's on his way to the Big Flue, the Incinerators serviced by helicopters all over the country. Ten minutes after death a man's a speck of black dust. Let's not quibble over individuals...
  • Ray Bradbury Hates Big Government

    08/17/2010 8:55:52 AM PDT · by GraceG · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/16/2010 | Bob Chamberlin
    Ray Bradbury is mad at President Obama, but it's not about the economy, the war or the plan to a construct a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City. “He should be announcing that we should go back to the moon,” says the iconic author, whose 90th birthday on Aug. 22 will be marked in Los Angeles with more than week's worth of Bradbury film and TV screenings, tributes and other events. “We should never have left there. We should go to the moon and prepare a base to fire a rocket off to Mars and then go to...
  • Legendary author Ray Bradbury on how to fix the economy "Reagan was our greatest President"

    08/11/2010 11:44:24 PM PDT · by Names Ash Housewares · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Ray Bradbury ^ | August 09, 2010 | Ray Bradbury
    He's 90 years old and sounds like a tea party member to me!
  • Sci Fi Giant Ray Bradbury Slams Obama's Era of Big Government

    08/17/2010 8:01:27 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 21 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/17/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    The L.A. Times has a heartwarming story of literary giant Ray Bradbury who at 90 is not afraid to tell everyone exactly what he thinks. A gathering of admirers got an earful of Bradburyisms on the verge of his Aug 22 90th birthday celebration in Los Angeles. Bradbury railed against the "too many machines" that we surround ourselves with, lamented that we hadn't colonized the moon by now, and said that the U.S. is in need of a revolution because "there is too much government today." You have to hand it to this wizened sage. He hit the nail on...
  • Ray Bradbury hates big government: 'Our country is in need of a revolution'

    08/16/2010 10:21:27 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 61 replies · 1+ views
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com ^ | August 16, 2010 | Susan King
    Ray Bradbury is mad at President Obama, but it's not about the economy, the war or the plan to a construct a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City. “He should be announcing that we should go back to the moon,” “I think our country is in need of a revolution,” Bradbury said. “There is too much government today. We've got to remember the government should be by the people, of the people and for the people.” The native of Waukegan, Ill., has never been shy about expressing himself -- he described President Clinton with a word that rhymes...