Sunday, June 17, 2012

Journey #38 - A Tribute to Ray Bradbury

Three amazing stories by master speculative fiction writer, Ray Bradbury.

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Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois.  He was an American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction writer. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and for the science fiction and horror stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951), Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers of speculative fiction.  He also inspired generations of writer and readers.  Many of Bradbury's works have been adapted into television shows or films.  He died, earlier this month, on June 5, 2012.

Other Bradbury links:
Ray Bradbury's latest work in the New Yorker
"The Veldt" as read by Stephen Colbert
"The Sound of Thunder"

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Journey #37 - The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan Poe

A man who is obsesssed with being buried alive finds himself in the stae he most feared.

Illustration by George Almond

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Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 and became an American author, poet, editor and literary critic. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre, as well as the genre of science fiction.  He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.  Poe died in 1849,  in Baltimore, under mysterious circumstances, but he left us with a legacy of tales of wonder and woe, the marvelous and the macarbe. 

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