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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: 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...

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...

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...

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,...

Books: Editors' Choice

FICTION: Consenting Adults or The Duchess Will Be Furious, Peter De Vries ∙ Italian Folktales, selected and retold by Italo Calvino ∙ Joshua Then and Now,...

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,...