Ray Bradbury http://www.kunc.org en From Our Readers: Bradbury's Wine http://www.kunc.org/post/our-readers-bradburys-wine <em><a href="http://www.raybradbury.com/books/dandelionwine-hc.html">Dandelion Wine</a> </em>-- first a short story in 1953 and then a novel in 1957 — may not wield as much name recognition as <em>Fahrenheit 451</em>, but it is the late Ray Bradbury's most personal work. This sensory tribute to his boyhood summers in Illinois begins:<p><blockquote><p>"It was a quiet morning, the town covered over with darkness and at ease in bed. Summer gathered in the weather, the wind had the proper touch, the breathing of the world was long and warm and slow. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 21:27:00 +0000 28474 at http://www.kunc.org Ray Bradbury: Finding Our Reflections Where We Didn't Expect Them http://www.kunc.org/post/ray-bradbury-finding-our-reflections-where-we-didnt-expect-them Heinlein, Asimov and Bradbury; they were the tripod (invasive, moving, with lasers) on which my science fiction education was built in the 1970s. This was somewhat self-selected, because once you — or I — grew out of Danny Dunn and <em>Journey to the Mushroom Planet</em> and Tom Swift, Jr., they were the inevitable destinations, the planets with the heaviest gravity wells in the sci-fi solar system.<p>Heinlein was story, adventure, politics, action. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:15:00 +0000 Peter Sagal 28456 at http://www.kunc.org Ray Bradbury: Finding Our Reflections Where We Didn't Expect Them The Curious Life Of Futurist Author Ray Bradbury http://www.kunc.org/post/curious-life-futurist-author-ray-bradbury Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Some sad news this morning: The world has lost a literary giant. Author Ray Bradbury died last night after a long illness. He was 91 years old. He wrote such classics as "The Martian Chronicles" and "Fahrenheit 451" - futuristic tales from a man who never used a computer, or even drove a car. NPR's Arnie Seipel has more on Bradbury and his curious life.<p>ARNIE SEIPEL, BYLINE: Ray Bradbury grew up during the Great Depression. He said it was a time when people couldn't imagine the future, and Bradbury's active imagination made him stand out. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 16:46:00 +0000 Arnie Seipel 28449 at http://www.kunc.org 'Fahrenheit 451' Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91 http://www.kunc.org/post/fahrenheit-451-author-ray-bradbury-dies-91 Ray Bradbury, author of <em>The Martian Chronicles</em> and <em>Fahrenheit 451, </em>died Tuesday. He was 91. Bradbury was known for his futuristic tales — but he never used a computer, or even drove a car.<p>Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Ill., in 1920 and grew up during the Great Depression. He said it was a time when people couldn't imagine the future, and his active imagination made him stand out. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 16:22:00 +0000 Arnie Seipel 28452 at http://www.kunc.org 'Fahrenheit 451' Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91 Ray Bradbury, Author Of 'Fahrenheit 451' And Other Classics, Dies http://www.kunc.org/post/ray-bradbury-author-fahrenheit-451-and-other-classics-dies Author Ray Bradbury has died, his daughter tells The Associated Press. The wire service says Bradbury passed away Tuesday night.<p>The website io9.com, <a href="http://io9.com/5916175/rip-ray-bradbury-author-of-fahrenheit-451-and-the-martian-chronicles" target="_blank">which appears to have broken the news</a>, says the 91-year-old author of "<em>The Martian Chronicles,</em> <em>Fahrenheit 451,</em> <em>Something Wicked this Way Comes</em>, and many more literary classics" died in Los Angeles. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:57:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 28440 at http://www.kunc.org Ray Bradbury, Author Of 'Fahrenheit 451' And Other Classics, Dies