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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 ^ | 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...
  • Sci-fi legend Ray Bradbury on God, 'monsters and angels'

    08/02/2010 7:40:15 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies · 4+ views
    CNN ^ | 8-2-10 | John Blake
    Ray Bradbury lives in a rambling Los Angeles home full of stuffed dinosaurs, a tin robot pushing an ice cream cart, and a life-sized Bullwinkle the Moose doll lounging in a cushioned chair. The 89-year-old science fiction author watches Fox News Channel by day, Turner Classic Movies by night. He spends the rest of his time summoning "the monsters and angels" of his imagination for his enchanting tales. Bradbury's imagination has yielded classic books such as "Fahrenheit 451," "The Martian Chronicles" and 600 short stories that predicted everything from the emergence of ATMs to live broadcasts of fugitive car chases....
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still: Ray Bradbury’s Bizarre "Earth Stood Still" Christmas Sequel

    12/09/2008 10:41:03 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 68 replies · 2,140+ views
    The original version of The Day the Earth Stood Still deliberately left audiences with many questions. Does Klaatu return to Earth? Does humanity prove itself worthy of survival? In 1981, Fox commissioned science fiction author Ray Bradbury to pen a sequel to the film. But Bradbury's script never made it to the silver screen - perhaps because it minimizes the roles of the robot and his alien master, trades Klaatu’s message of peace for a lesson on solar power, and features a Christmas love story. Bradbury’s script outline for The Day the Earth Stood Still II: The Evening of the...
  • Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 Misinterpreted

    06/02/2007 3:19:37 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 37 replies · 839+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | Wednesday, May 30, 2007 | AMY E. BOYLE JOHNSTON
    SNIP .... Bradbury still has a lot to say, especially about how people do not understand his most literary work, Fahrenheit 451, published in 1953. It is widely taught in junior high and high schools and is for many students the first time they learn the names Aristotle, Dickens and Tolstoy. Now, Bradbury has decided to make news about the writing of his iconographic work and what he really meant. Fahrenheit 451 is not, he says firmly, a story about government censorship. Nor was it a response to Senator Joseph McCarthy, whose investigations had already instilled fear and stifled the...
  • A Sound of Thunder - movie reviews

    09/03/2005 2:55:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies · 283+ views
    I have scanned the reviews and I have yet to find one good review of this film. I think we all knew it would be a stinker when the release date kept getting pushed back. Condolences to Ray Bradbury. Related thread
  • Another Way to Burn a Book

    12/20/2004 10:18:03 PM PST · by tbird5 · 4 replies · 461+ views
    Policy Review ^ | December 2003 | Stephanie Segall
    In 1970s a publishing house approached author Ray Bradbury asking to reprint his short story, “A Fog Horn,” for a high-school textbook. Bradbury refused upon learning that the editor of the reader deleted two phrases from the story: “in the Presence” and “God-Light.” This particular incident prompted Bradbury to add a coda to his most well-known work, Fahrenheit 451, in which he wrote: There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches. Every minority, be it Baptist / Unitarian, Irish / Italian / Octogenarian / Zen Buddhist,...
  • Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 -- “Something Stupid This Way Comes”

    07/03/2004 1:24:59 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 34 replies · 2,714+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 3 July, 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The lies from Michael Moore’s latest schlock-umentary begin before you enter the theater. On the posters out front, the movie is identified as “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Half the title and most of the concept were stolen without so much as a by-your-leave from the classic novel Fahrenheit 451, by the great Ray Bradbury. A few million Americans of a certain age (and I am one) got their introductions to excellence in science fiction, and also excellence in writing English regardless of subject, from Ray Bradbury. A dark vision of the future, in which the government suppresses and destroys knowledge, appears in...
  • Ray Bradbury on HARDBALL: Coming Up

    06/28/2004 4:01:58 PM PDT · by sinkspur · 111 replies · 515+ views
    msnbc | 6/28/2004
    Schwartzkopf up now; Ray Bradbury to take on Michael Moore's movie later. Ms. Greenspan in place of Chrissie.
  • The Best Goebbels of All? (Michael Moore, Fahrenheit 9/11, and John Ashcroft)

    06/28/2004 12:24:30 AM PDT · by weegee · 28 replies · 903+ views
    New York Times ^ | Jun 27, 2004 | Frank Rich
    THANKS to the 9/11 commission, we now know that the movie got the story right. The administration was repeatedly warned in advance that disaster could strike America. The planning for that contingency was nonexistent. Once hell broke loose, there was only chaos at the top. As New York collapsed into terror, the amiable but overmatched president turned in desperation to his older, arrogant vice president and asked, "What do you think we should do?" The movie I describe is not "Fahrenheit 9/11" but a Hollywood special-effects extravaganza that beat it to the theaters by a month: Roland Emmerich's "The Day...
  • In Conversational Orbit with Ray Bradbury

    06/25/2004 7:03:54 PM PDT · by BluegrassScholar · 7 replies · 239+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | June 25, 2004 | BluegrassScholar
    The cover of my old Ballantine copy of The October Country bears a blurb from The New York Times declaring the book’s author, Ray Bradbury, “the uncrowned king of the science fiction writers.” Today, some four decades after this judgment, Bradbury unambiguously wears that crown, having left behind a literary legacy that includes Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and countless short stories and teleplays. It is, however, little known that he is also a playwright and theater enthusiast who is often busy overseeing stage adaptations of his work through his Pandemonium Theater Company. Some of his plays have been original...
  • 'Fahrenheit 451' Author Wants Moore To Change Film's Name

    06/19/2004 12:01:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 54 replies · 785+ views
    LOS ANGELES -- Author Ray Bradbury is demanding an apology from filmmaker Michael Moore for lifting the title of his classic science-fiction novel "Fahrenheit 451" without permission. Bradbury wants Moore's new documentary, "Fahrenheit 9/11," to be renamed. Bradbury's 1953 novel portrays an ugly futuristic society in which firemen burn books. "Fahrenheit 451" takes its title from the temperature at which books burn. Moore has called "Fahrenheit 9/11" the "temperature at which freedom burns." The film, which won top honors at the Cannes Film Festival, charges the Bush administration acted ineptly before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, then played on the...
  • Moore Film Title Angers Author Bradbury

    06/18/2004 11:20:17 PM PDT · by jfreif · 60 replies · 1,121+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/18/2004 | Paul Chavez
    LOS ANGELES - Ray Bradbury is demanding an apology from filmmaker Michael Moore for lifting the title from his classic science-fiction novel "Fahrenheit 451" without permission and wants the new documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" to be renamed. "He didn't ask my permission," Bradbury, 83, told The Associated Press on Friday. "That's not his novel, that's not his title, so he shouldn't have done it." The 1953 novel, widely considered Bradbury's masterpiece, portrays an ugly futuristic society in which firemen burn homes and libraries in order to destroy the books inside and keep people from thinking independently. "Fahrenheit 451" takes its title...
  • Ray Bradbury Burns Michael Moore Over "Fahrenheit"

    06/17/2004 8:34:47 PM PDT · by Bulldogger · 39 replies · 1,056+ views
    People@AOL ^ | June 17, 2004 | Oliver Jones and Stephen M. Silverman
    Michael Moore's anti-Bush documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 may have scored the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, but there's one person who isn't too thrilled with the picture: celebrated sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury, whose 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451 gave Moore the inspiration for his title in the first place. "No. 1, he didn't ask (permission), and, No. 2, he took it -- period," Bradbury tells PEOPLE. " Even if he did ask, what he has done is a crime." Speaking from his Los Angeles home Wednesday, the 83-year-old author said he never would have allowed Moore to use the name,...
  • BRADBURY FIRED UP OVER MOORE (Author of Fahrenheit 451! calls Michael Moore a Dumb $#$#@)

    06/04/2004 1:44:16 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 26 replies · 420+ views
    Famed sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury is not very happy with filmmaker Michael Moore. The 80-year-old author is peeved that Moore's latest documentary, "Fahrenheit 9/11" -- which just picked up the highly coveted Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival -- is trading on the title of Bradbury's famous 1953 novel "Fahrenheit 451."
  • Ray Bradbury rips Michael Moore: 'Fahrenheit 451' author says filmmaker stole title for Bush-bash

    06/04/2004 12:27:12 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 50 replies · 615+ views ^ | June 3, 2004
    <p>Author Ray Bradbury has ripped into filmmaker Michael Moore for using the title "Fahrenheit 9/11" for his new Bush-bashing movie, an obvious takeoff on the 84-year-old's science-fiction classic "Fahrenheit 451."</p> <p>Judging by an interview with the author conducted by the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, Bradbury is steamed.</p>
  • Ray Bradbury on Mike Moore

    06/02/2004 3:17:10 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 56 replies · 651+ views
    Dagens Nyheter ^ | 6.2.04 | Jan Haugland
    Ray Bradbury: "Michael Moore is an a-hole" Jan Haugland 6.2.04 Michael Moore stole the title to his fictuous documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" from author Ray Bradbury, who in 1953 wrote his dystopic scifi classic "Fahrenheit 451." So what does Ray Bradbury, now 84 years old, think about Moore using his book title for his Bush-bashing movie project? The answer is, as journalists in the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter [link ] found out when they called the author, that he is mighty pissed off. Here's my translation of the juicier bits of the interview. "Michael Moore is a (screwed pooper), that is...
  • World's 1st Sci-Fi Museum Opening in Seattle June 18

    06/01/2004 3:20:45 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 49 replies · 542+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | June 1, 2004 | Fred Delkin
    The world's first Science Fiction Museum opens June 18 in Seattle under the auspices of billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. A cast of Sci-Fi heavy hitters populate the project's advisory board, including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ray Bradbury and Sir Arthur C. Clarke. The Museum shares space in an architectural flight of fancy by Frank Gehry that also houses the Allen-funded Experience Music Project at the base of the Space Needle.
  • 'Martian Chronicles' author praises U.S. Mars effort (Ray Bradbury)

    02/15/2004 1:26:59 PM PST · by ambrose · 7 replies · 304+ views
    AP ^ | 2.15.04
    <p>Author Ray Bradbury, who wrote the science fiction classic "The Martian Chronicles," says President Bush's announcement that he wants the United States to put an astronaut on Mars could have tremendous consequences centuries from now.</p> <p>Space exploration could open new worlds, just as European exploration 500 years ago led to the creation of the United States, Bradbury said.</p>
  • Ray Bradbury's Dystopia "Fahrenheit 451," 50 years later.

    05/14/2003 5:31:28 AM PDT · by Valin · 15 replies · 643+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 5/14/03 | JOHN J. MILLER
    <p>That's what Ray Bradbury thinks of cloning. One of America's great science-fiction writers doesn't believe it will ever catch on.</p> <p>He also doesn't care to be called a science-fiction writer, even though it's a tag he's worn for most of his life. "I write fantasy," says the 82-year-old author of "The Martian Chronicles." "Science fiction is the art of the possible. I imagine the impossible."</p>