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  1. G

    Did Ray Bradbury Make Up the Term "April Witch?"

    ...Or was it pulled from folklore? Does anybody know why Bradbury chose the term if it originated with him? "The April Witch," written by Bradbury in 1952, is a short story that tells of a girl from a magical family who is called by the same term, and can basically astrally project and possess...
  2. AE35Unit

    The October Country by Ray Bradbury (1976)

    Some good stories, some ok ones. The second story, The Watchful Poker Chip of H. Matisse, just doesn't make sense at all. Drivel There's very little 'Octoberness' in this book, you get a hint of it here and there (The Dwarf, The Jar) but on the whole the cover image does not match the contents...
  3. Don

    Ray Bradbury on youtube

    Bradbury shares some of his story writing technique in this 30 minute documentary from 1963:
  4. KGeo777

    Ray Bradbury radio drama Leviathan '99

    starring Christopher Lee Leviathan '99
  5. Brian G Turner

    Review: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

    I found this dystopian novel to be somewhat disturbing - for the wrong reasons. The basic premise is that Montag is a "fireman" who goes around burning books - and any homes in which they are found. However, through the story we see him question his role in this, and face the moral problem of...
  6. Extollager

    Ray Bradbury's Horror Stories, etc.

    Go here October's Obdurate Observations Of Outstanding Ouevres to find an otherwise buried series of comments on stories suitable for October reading. The discussion dates to 2011.
  7. Extollager

    Ray Bradbury's THE OCTOBER COUNTRY, Story by Story

    Start here https://www.sffchronicles.com/threads/533603/page-5#post-1538690 I posted comments on the stories in this classic of macabre fiction. Here is a thread for further commentary from anyone.
  8. Extollager

    Ray Bradbury's THE ILLUSTRATED MAN, Story by Story

    Here's a thread intended to be devoted to discussion of the stories that make up this classic volume. There's another thread on the book that discusses it in terms of a graphic novel adaptation. Probably the movie has been discussed at Chrons. It's my intention that this thread sticks to the...
  9. Extollager

    Ray Bradbury's THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES Story by Story

    Here begins a thread for the discussion -- possibly in-depth -- of a book that, once upon a time at least, was one of the first volumes that many people read when they were discovering science fiction. It's my intention that this thread be used for the discussion of the stories that make up...
  10. RayNeil

    Looking for Ray Bradbury Summer Morning,Summer Night!

    I'm an italian classic science fiction lover: Farmer,Dick,Matheson,Sturgeon and most of all ....Ray Bradbury ( and his "son" Neil Gaiman). I have almost everything Bradbury wrote,bat I could't find Summer Morning,Summer Night! And what about Martian Cronicles Complete Ediction? I wish to have...
  11. FAB

    Ray Bradbury

    Hey, how come I can't see any Ray Bradbury discussions. I am new to the site so maybe he is in some hallowed hall of fame I am not aware of but I thought I would see him listed here. Has anyone else recently re-read his work and noticed how dated it is now. Obviously the science has changed...
  12. Extollager

    Ray Bradbury's Art Collection at Auction

    Hope nobody will eat his or her heart out over these. http://io9.com/some-of-the-brilliant-art-you-could-own-from-ray-bradbu-1639228884
  13. Extollager

    Ray Bradbury's Life in Three Volumes

    The middle one has appeared: http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/review-ray-bradbury-unbound-by-jonathan-r-eller/2014/09/24/e30f5ed4-3dde-11e4-b03f-de718edeb92f_story.html?wprss=rss_books For me, this level of detail would probably be too much for Bradbury. I guess the only...
  14. Christopher Lee

    Best of Ray Bradbury?

    For those of you who know of him, what are your favorites among his collections? I've found Dandelion Wine to be a real treat (probably my favorite because of how well he captured the youthful spirit of summer), as well as The Martian Chronicles. I thoroughly enjoyed The October Country as...
  15. Jo Zebedee

    Bradbury quotes

    quite surprised we don't have a forum for him. Anyway, I've not done this before so my apologies if it doesn't work...
  16. Extollager

    Your advice: Bradbury's Long After Midnight

    I have a copy of this book on interlibrary loan, but, what with some other things that have arrived, won't betaking time to read the whole book. Your suggestions?
  17. J

    Ray Bradbury

    Just learned via Brad Torgeson that Ray Bradbury died today aged 91. A good innings but still very sad.
  18. K

    Looking for an illustrated ray bradbury

    I am looking for a book I had in the 80's. It was a colored illustrated collection I believe of Ray Bradbury stories. I remember it had The Veldt and a robot story with the laws of robotics. Can anyone help?
  19. Extollager

    Ray Bradbury, Ellis, and Zallinger

    Gotta love this art: Now here is the magnificent (fanciful) Yale mural by Zallinger:
  20. Extollager

    Bradbury's October Country

    This is just a note to direct fans of Bradbury's collection of macabre stories to the Classic SF zone here at Chronicles Forums, and to a thread there on The Good Ray Bradbury Stories -- which will direct you to where I'm sort of blogging about the stories. ....It sounds more complicated than...
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