#16 – Ray Bradbury

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Dr. Benjamin Stevens is a professor of classical studies who researches the relationship between the ancient/classical tradition and science fiction and fantasy. In this wide-ranging interview, we discuss what makes sci-fi distinctive, classicism and modernity, ancient aliens, and more. Dr. Steven's profile. Classical Traditions in Science Fiction, ed. by Brett Rogers and Benjamin Stevens. Dr. Steven's book recommendations: The Just City/Thessaly Trilogy by Jo Walton Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente
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Ray Bradbury is most famous as the author of Fahrenheit 451, but he was an important and unique figure in science fiction at-large, a master of short fiction with a colorful, Hollywood-centered career. Here, we explore some of his most notable works, and his philosophy in writing.

Book recommendation: Fahrenheit 451.

Bradbury’s 1999 interview about his writing.
Bradbury in Hollywood.
Gautham Shenoy on Fahrenheit 451.
Louis Friedman’s tribute to Bradbury.

Other books mentioned:
The Martian Chronicles
The Illustrated Man

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I'm a full-time astrophysicist and a part-time science fiction writer.
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