Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
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Happy Birthday, Ray Bradbury!

Happy birthday to Ray Bradbury (22 August, 1920 – 5 June, 2012)!

"They began by controlling books of cartoons and then detective books and, of course, films, one way or another, one group or another, political bias, religious prejudice, union pressures; there was always a minority afraid of something, and a great majority afraid of the dark, afraid of the future, afraid of the past, afraid of the present, afraid of themselves and shadows of themselves."
- Ray Bradbury, "Usher II" (1950)

R.I.P. Ray Bradbury


Speaking of Mr. Bradbury, it was my delight last week to sit next to the representative of his British publisher during the fabulous 1939 Retro-Hugo Awards Ceremony, which played out like a period radio broadcast, complete with live band, ads, and War of the Worlds-esque newsflashes about Martian invaders. Here is the Retro-Hugo Award he won for Best Fan Writer.

Ray Bradbury's Retro-Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer..
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