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Injecting Meaning into Life

“In the 1950s kids lost their innocence. “They were liberated from their parents by well-paying jobs, cars, and lyrics in music that gave rise to a new term —the generation gap. 822 more words
So That The World May Believe

Quotes: Ray Bradbury on writing Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury wrote a foreword for a new edition of Fahrenheit 451 in 1993, 40 years after the novel was finished. His comments on the creative process are as wonderful as the book itself. 370 more words


Brave Old World

“An Orwellian world is much easier to recognize, and to oppose, than a Huxleyan,” my father wrote. “Everything in our background has prepared us to know and resist a prison when the gates begin to close around us … who is prepared to take arms against a sea of amusements?”

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

In a not too distant future, owning books is against the law. Firemen burn property instead of protect it and everyone is dialed in to their televisions, subsisting on a steady stream of sensational media stories and vapid entertainment to numb their quickly congealing brains. 353 more words

Book Review

T-shirt Tuesday: SciFi Books That Got the Future Right?

Get ready for something kind of adorable and totally nerdy: My husband and daughter have matching t-shirts about science. It’s the t-shirt featured in today’s blog for T-shirt Tuesday. 582 more words


New USA: Dystopian novels come to life

“And when memory failed and written records were falsified—when that happened, the claim of the Party to have improved the conditions of human life had got to be accepted, because there did not exist, and never again could exist, any standard against which it could be tested.” 593 more words

Simmons College

Book Burning

Would you ever burn a book?

One of my favorite school required readings that I ever had was Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. In that story, firefighters did not put out fires. 180 more words