Conversations With Ray Bradbury (Literary Conversations Series)
Ray BradburyISBN: 1578066417;
Book DescriptionThis collection of interviews captures the imagination of the writer widely regarded as "the granddaddy of science-fiction." However, Ray Bradbury considers Fahrenheit 451 to be his only science-fiction novel and his others, including TheMartian Chronicles, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and The Illustrated Man, to be more fantasy and horror than science-fiction. Bradbury, born in 1920, began reading voraciously quite early. He enjoyed the pulp magazine Amazing Stories when it first appeared. He came to maturity just before World War II , when Nazis were firing V-1 and V-2 rockets at Britain, and began writing fiction as the space age was coming to full stride. In addition to having a moon crater named in his honor, he has received the science-fiction's Nebula Grandmaster Award for his lifetime achievements and in 2000 the National Book Foundation's medal for distinguished contribution to American letters. "The writer's vocabulary need not be extensive,"...
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