Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

Author:   Ray Bradbury ,  Sam Weller
Publisher:   Melville House Publishing
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9781612194219


Pages:   100
Publication Date:   02 December 2014
Format:   Paperback
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Never before published, the last interview with Ray Bradbury, long the most influential sci-fi writer in the world, the poetic and visionary author of such classics as Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and The Illustrated Man. This anthology, edited by Bradbury's authorized biographer, also includes other never-before-published conversations. Ray Bradbury lived a fascinating life outside the parameters of sci-fi and was a masterful raconteur of his own story, as he reveals in his wide-ranging and in-depth final interview with his acclaimed biographer, Sam Weller. After moving to Hollywood, he was an inveterate fanboy of movie stars, spending hours waiting at studio gates to get autographs. He would later get to know many of Hollywood's most powerful figures when he became a major screenwriter, and he details here what it was like to work for legendary directors such as John Huston and Alfred Hitchcock. And then there are all the celebrities--from heads of state like Mikhail Gorbachev to rocks stars like David Bowie and the members of Kiss--who went out of their way to arrange encounters with Bradbury. But throughout that last talk, as well as the interviews collected here from earlier in his career, Bradbury constantly twists the elements of his life into a discussion of the influences and creative processes behind his remarkable developments and inventions for the literary form he mastered. Mixed with cheerful gossiping about his travels and the characters of his life, it makes for a rich reading experience and a revealing collection of interviews.

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Author:   Ray Bradbury ,  Sam Weller
Publisher:   Melville House Publishing
Imprint:   Melville House Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 0.80cm , Length: 21.00cm
Weight:   0.120kg
ISBN:  

9781612194219


ISBN 10:   1612194214
Pages:   100
Publication Date:   02 December 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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The Bradbury edition benefits from the author s warm rapport with his biographer, Sam Weller... In their discussions [Bradbury] remains full of passion. New Yorker, Books to Watch Out For Praise for Ray Bradbury: He was my muse for the better part of my sci-fi career . . . In the world of science fiction and fantasy and imagination he is immortal. Steven Spielberg Mr. Bradbury was the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream. The New York Times One of this country s most beloved writers . . . A great storyteller, sometimes even a mythmaker, a true American classic. The Washington Post The uncrowned poet laureate of science fiction. The Times Ray Bradbury has a powerful and mysterious imagination which would undoubtedly earn the respect of Edgar Allen Poe. The Guardian The Bradbury edition benefits from the author's warm rapport with his biographer, Sam Weller... In their discussions [Bradbury] remains full of passion. -- New Yorker, Books to Watch Out For Praise for Ray Bradbury: He was my muse for the better part of my sci-fi career . . . In the world of science fiction and fantasy and imagination he is immortal. --Steven Spielberg Mr. Bradbury was the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream. -- The New York Times One of this country's most beloved writers . . . A great storyteller, sometimes even a mythmaker, a true American classic. -- The Washington Post The uncrowned poet laureate of science fiction. -- The Times Ray Bradbury has a powerful and mysterious imagination which would undoubtedly earn the respect of Edgar Allen Poe. -- The Guardian Praise for Ray Bradbury: He was my muse for the better part of my sci-fi career . . . In the world of science fiction and fantasy and imagination he is immortal. --Steven Spielberg Mr. Bradbury was the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream. -- The New York Times One of this country's most beloved writers . . . A great storyteller, sometimes even a mythmaker, a true American classic. -- The Washington Post The uncrowned poet laureate of science fiction. -- The Times Ray Bradbury has a powerful and mysterious imagination which would undoubtedly earn the respect of Edgar Allen Poe. -- The Guardian Praise for Ray Bradbury: He was my muse for the better part of my sci-fi career . . . In the world of science fiction and fantasy and imagination he is immortal. --Steven Spielberg Mr. Bradbury was the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream. -- The New York Times One of this country's most beloved writers . . . A great storyteller, sometimes even a mythmaker, a true American classic. -- The Washington Post The uncrowned poet laureate of science fiction. -- The Times Ray Bradbury has a powerful and mysterious imagination which would undoubtedly earn the respect of Edgar Allen Poe. -- The Guardian


Praise for Ray Bradbury: He was my muse for the better part of my sci-fi career . . . In the world of science fiction and fantasy and imagination he is immortal. --Steven Spielberg Mr. Bradbury was the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream. -- The New York Times One of this country's most beloved writers . . . A great storyteller, sometimes even a mythmaker, a true American classic. -- The Washington Post The uncrowned poet laureate of science fiction. -- The Times Ray Bradbury has a powerful and mysterious imagination which would undoubtedly earn the respect of Edgar Allen Poe. -- The Guardian


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Ray Bradbury, now nearly 90, is one of the most renowned and bestselling American short-story writers, whose contribution to science fiction has been described as 'prolific, distinguished, deeply influential ... and unmatched' (Pulitzer board). His novels - notably The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes - have achieved classic status. His fan base is enormous, spanning both the science-fiction community and the general public, and he is popular with adults and children alike. His work contains multitudes-dystopian fantasy, science and speculative fiction, mystery and horror. Introducer Biography- Christopher Buckley is an American political satirist and novelist whose books include Thank You for Smoking, Supreme Courtship and, most recently, Losing Mum and Pup- A Memoir.

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