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The Re-Reading Project: Fahrenheit 451

It was a pleasure to burn.

It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history.

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Ray Bradbury - "Story of a Writer" (1963)

Ray Bradbury - “Story of a Writer”

Post Thursday 28th August 2014

Created by Jennifer Kiley



Ray Bradbury Challenge, Week 35.

Just finished this weeks story, it was from an idea I wrote down in early February!
1415 words in total, quite happy with that.
A fairly open ending too, not too bad. 28 more words


Moments of Bradbury and Pink Floyd: Contemplating the Fertile Melancholy

I think perhaps tonight is a good time to take a wander through my head, randomly picking up ideas, memories, bits of intellectual bric-a-brac.  I stood at my window somewhere in the small hours of the morning before retiring.  1,066 more words


"Anyone who doesn't believe in you and your future, to hell with them"

Lots of great anecdotes, quotes, and writing advice from Ray Bradbury, lifted from this post at Tor.com. The below video includes a whole host of books and writers to check out, and some surprising insights into Bradbury’s mind (“Writing is not a serious business!” and “I don’t write things to benefit the world”). 10 more words


Why Science Fiction is Scarier Than Spiders

Believe it or not, there is a college course about the study of science fiction, giving you an airtight excuse to watch Inception on repeat and post obnoxious Spock memes on Facebook. 404 more words

Classic Science Fiction

Getting started writing a new book - how the hell does one do it?

Fear and trembling would be a good start. What I’ve mainly learned is how to handle large stacks of paper. My approach—or hope—has always been the same. 1,074 more words