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Ray Bradbury: Fiction and the Exploration of the Self
Radio Adaptations
As stated previously, one of the many ways Bradbury was adapted was into radio programs. One of my favorites is this recording by Leonard Nimoy, of Star Trek fame, of There Will Come Soft Rains...
In conclusion, Ray was a master at his craft. He could reach the heart of his readers from their own doorstep, to the reaches of far off planets. He wove stories and people like tapestries, each intricate and detailed, and all meticulously crafted with love. His work continues to live on in all fashions and places, in different languages all over the world, and with it, carries his charm and curiosity, and most of all, love. As Ray said:
"Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for."
Visualizing humanity through storytelling, and bringing Science Fiction closer to Earth
Bringing Outer Space Closer to Earth
One of the many themes in Ray Bradbury's work is the ability for people to find humanity even in far-off reaches. In his novel The Martian Chronicles, which is more a series of loosely connected fictional stories separated by year, Bradbury explores the ideas of humanity in space, and what it is that makes us different from Martians. It turns out-- We aren't so different after all...
Further Popular Adaptations
Two of the most well-known and well recieved adaptations of Ray Bradbury's work are those that explore the ideas of childhood and unfamiliar, often frightening ideas, such as growing up or the idea of faith, or superstition. Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes and the Halloween Tree are both Halloween oriented films, and both treasured among viewers and readers alike. Above at the trailers!
About Ray Bradbury : The Author
Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22nd 1920. He attributes his boyhood and childhood home as an inspiration for most of his work, including his famed novel Dandelion Wine, and persisted in speaking and writing of his "Greene Town"'s wonders up until his death in 2012.
Evidence of his upbringing throughout the mid 20th century is found throughout all of his short stories and novels, as he marvels at the changing of technology and innovention, the aftermath of wartime, and the ongoing curiosity and drive of Americans as they search for that ever-reaching American Dream....
Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Bradbury
Ray Bradbury explored many mediums throughout his long career, but he largely focused on fiction and science-fiction. Some of his more well known novels and stories include...
Some of Ray Bradbury's Publications
Beyond Books: Multi- media Adaptations
Ray Bradbury dabbled in several different mediums to present his written work, beyond mere textual publications. There were several radio broadcasts featuring his short stories, comics drawn to his stories, as well as movies and television adaptations of some of his works.
One of the more well known adaptations is that of "There Will Come Soft Rains," a short story about a fully automatic, nearly human home in a post-apocalyptic setting, forced to adapt to a world without humans-- The story proves that, even without our presence, the world will continue to grow and thrive. This story was especially important during the 1950's, as a warning about life after the much-feared and anticipated atomic attacks. Bradbury took this fear and harnessed it into reassurance: Do not worry, the world will continue on, with or without us.
source: http://marswillsendnomore.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/ec-comics-ray-bradbury-there-will-come-soft-rains/
You can read The Million Year Picnic for free from the collection below:
It is a public domain publication!
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