Ray Bradbury has been awarded the 2000 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters by the National Book Foundation. He is the author of over 23 books, including I Sing the Body Electric, The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451, all classics of science fiction. Bradbury created the scenario for the U.S. Pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, and the concept for Spaceship Earth at EPCOT at Disney World. In the early ’60s, he wrote screenplays for the television programs The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. He lives in Los Angeles, Calif.
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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.
Scott is in New Zealand this week speaking at Webstock and spoke to the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke award winning author of "Zoo City," Lauren Beukes. What’s her process? How does she keep it all straight and how do you know when to stop? Lauren shares how she works, how she things and discusses her upcoming projects as well as writing for comics.
"I might be one of the first generation of science fiction writers to come to the writing of it with a head full of academic critical theories…"