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Ray Bradbury

Like so many great horror writers, Ray Bradbury was utterly without fear. He wasn't scared of optimism or innocence or sentiment. He didn't give a damn if the...

Books: Figments

A GRAVEYARD FOR LUNATICS by Ray Bradbury Knopf; 285 pages; $18.95 When the Soviet President and his wife visited the U.S. recently, the writer they most wanted...

Books: Sci-Fi Sprints

THE STORIES OF RAY BRADBURY by Ray Bradbury Knopf; 928 pages; $17.95 A father becomes his son, then takes the youngster's place in his playground—a lower...

Books: Poet of the Pulps

THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN (250 pp.)—Ray Bradbury—Doubleday ($3). Ray Bradbury, 32, is a pulp writer whose work is admired by highbrows. Indeed, his writing...

Books: Djinn & Bitters

THE OCTOBER COUNTRY (306 pp.)—Ray Bradbury—Ballantine Books ($3.50; paperback, $.35). Among readers who fancy vampires, succubi, werewolves and other monsters,...

When Playboy Went Mainstream

At 88, Hugh Hefner recalls what it was like to be on the cover of TIME in 1967

Lord of the Ringworld: In Praise of Larry Niven

(Lev Grossman writes about books here on Wednesdays. Subscribe to his RSS feed.) You know how it is with your literary heroes — you never want to stop crapping...

Morning Must Reads: La Jolla

Surrounded by gay couples and choom gangs, the Romneys settle into La Jolla. The Mitt Romney e-mail hacker is very, very sorry. Labor’s decline has been slow,...

Q&A: Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury turned 90 years old on Aug. 22, and the science fiction pioneer has no intention of slowing down. The author of books including The Martian...

Forrest J Ackerman

Fanboy love is an industry now. Film studios and comix publishers court their young, mostly male base and count on it to help turn cult items into mass...

Exhibit: A Cabinet Of Curiosities

This show could be called "The Library Bites Back." Just as the Internet is like a giga-library, full of useful information, this show is like a micro-Internet,...

Year Of Living Dangerously

TITLE: GREEN SHADOWS, WHITE WHALE AUTHOR: RAY BRADBURY PUBLISHER: KNOPF; 271 PAGES; $21 THE BOTTOM LINE: A sojourn in Ireland recalled, quarts and all. IN THE...

Books: Stargazer the Toynbee Convector

On an otherwise ordinary evening in May, a week before his 29th birthday, Jonathan Hughes met his fate, commuting from another time, another year, another life...

Computers: Stepping into the Story

In his 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451, Author Ray Bradbury foresaw the day when books would be replaced by various forms of high-tech entertainment, including soap...

Books: Sci-Fi Highs

Five novels revive a genre What ever happened to science fiction? In the 70s, readers were inundated with novels by giants of the genre: Theodore Sturgeon,...