The National Endowment for the Arts presents a radio show about the classic Science Fiction novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. This episode is narrated by Dana Gioia and features Ray Bradbury, Orson Scott Card, John Crowley, Paquito D’Rivera, Hector Elizondo, Nat Hentoff, Ursula K. Le Guin, Azar Nafisi, Luis Alberto Urrea and Sam Weller.
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How the amazing Ray Bradbury changed science fiction, literature, and the world.
Sam Weller, professor of fiction writing at Columbia College in Chicago. He’s the co-editor of the upcoming anthology Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury.
Gary Wolfe, award-winning science fiction editor, critic, and biographer. Professor of humanities at Roosevelt University.
First published in Super Science Stories, April 1949, here’s Jim Moon’s 26 minute unabridged reading of I, Mars by Ray Bradbury. I first encountered this story under it’s alternative title, Night Call, Collect.
It wasn’t just the creepy carnival that drew Seth Grahame-Smith to Something Wicked This Way Comes. It was also the book’s frank portrayal of parents who don’t behave like grown-ups. Do you remember when you realized your parents weren’t perfect? Tell us about it in the comments.