EPISODE 40: Four Way Bradbury

“How deep was the well back then?”

— Kevin

We are a sci-fi podcast and we’d be remiss in our duties if we did not, as some point, talk about the genius that is Ray Bradbury.  The man that shaped the ideal of mainstream sci-fi and influenced generations to tell their own stories on Mars and beyond.

Kevin and George unpack six of Bradbury’s short stories and talk about the man, his influence on their own lives and where they see his work touching the work of others.  Hang on tight, this one gets a little weird as we begin to ask ourselves:  How do we get out of this!?!

Plus, Kevin throws the guantlet down and issues a BUSY DAD writing challenge.  Who can write the better Sci-Fi short story in a week?  In the romantic spirit of 1950s “a nickel a word” writers for hire, Kevin and I will be going toe to toe and let YOU the listeners vote.  MORE TO COME!

Also, is Intern Tony actually calling us back…on the air?!

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Ray Bradbury Short Stories:

The Golden Apples of the Sun, 1953

Tomorrow’s Child, 1948

All of Summer In A Day, 1954

The One Who Waits, 1949

Sound of Thunder, 1952

Dark They Were, 1949

The Martian Chronicles, 1953

We take a “fly on the wall” approach to our listeners.  As such, some of what we discuss falls into the realm of SPOILERS.  Consider yourself warned.

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Thanks for listening and keep coming back.  See you in two weeks.

Theme song by Tony Fernandez

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