Home to Stay!: The Complete Ray Bradbury EC Stories available now

From EC Comics, this collection features all the Ray Bradbury stories adapted by EC Comics for the first time in one volume.

In the early 1950s, EC Comics  adapted 25 classic Ray Bradbury stories. Bradbury’s stories are brought to life with scripts by Al Feldstein and illustrations by EC’s top artists: Johnny Craig, Reed Crandall, Jack Davis, Will Elder, George Evans, Frank Frazetta, Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen, Roy Krenkel, Bernard Krigstein, Joe Orlando, John Severin, Angelo Torres, Al Williamson, and Wallace Wood.

Stories include:

“Home to Stay”— a  combination of two Bradbury science fiction stories that Bradbury himself proclaimed topped his originals (available in no other form or medium), masterfully woven together by Al Feldstein and Wallace Wood.

“A Sound of Thunder” — the classic time-travel-gone-wrong story brilliantly illustrated by Al Williamson and Angelo Torres. “Touch and Go” — an obsessive psychological thriller tautly executed by Johnny Craig.

And many more, including “The Million Year Picnic” (Elder), “I, Rocket” (Williamson and Frazetta), “Zero Hour” (Kamen), “Mars Is Heaven” (Wood), and “There Will Come Soft Rains…” (Wood).

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The Independent explores the Ray Bradbury you might not know

The Independent culture critic David Barnett suggests that many people know Ray Bradbury only as the author of science fiction like Fahrenheit 451 or The Martian Chronicles. To commemorate Bradbury’s 100th birthday, Barnett takes a closer look at the author whose broad acclaim from readers and other authors often preceded recognition from the literary establishment.  Bolstering his own insight through interviews with authors Neil Gaiman and Joanne Harris, Barnett paints a picture of an “exceptionally good stylist” whose boundless curiosity, enthusiasm for life, and expansive memory took form in a broad range of genres that have the power to continually surprise his readers and reveal enduring truths about the world.

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Virtual tour of Center for Ray Bradbury Studies now available

Experience a virtual tour of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies and walk through the recreated basement office of Bradbury’s home in Cheviot Hills with Managing Director of the Center, Jason Aukerman.

After touring the center, listen to Bradbury Scholar Phil Nichols sit down with Aukerman to discuss the Center and their favorite Bradbury works on the Bradbury 100 podcast. Hear the story of the once small archive that has developed into a first class Bradbury resource for scholars, and a visual feast for anyone interested in experiencing the material world of toys, books, posters, and memorabilia that filled Ray’s home and fed his imagination.

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Michael Chabon Reads “The Rocket Man”

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon read Bradbury’s “The Rocket Man” on Read By, a new podcast from New York’s 92nd Street Y. The program features exceptional writers reading from works that matter to them. When Chabon first read “The Rocket Man” in his early teens, he “realized stories were made not of ideas or exciting twists of plot but of language. Not words, not turns of phrase, but imagery and patterns of metaphor.”

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NASA Mars Rover Begins Driving at Bradbury Landing

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has begun driving from its landing site, which scientists announced they have named for the late author Ray Bradbury.

Making its first movement on the Martian surface, Curiosity’s drive combined forward, turn and reverse segments. This placed the rover roughly 20 feet (6 meters) from the spot where it landed 16 days ago.

NASA has approved the Curiosity science team’s choice to name the landing ground for Ray, who was born 92 years ago today and died this year. The location where Curiosity touched down is now called Bradbury Landing.

“This was not a difficult choice for the science team,” said Michael Meyer, NASA program scientist for Curiosity. “Many of us and millions of other readers were inspired in our lives by stories Ray Bradbury wrote to dream of the possibility of life on Mars.”

1944 Retro Hugo Awards Announced

At a ceremony on the evening of Thursday, August 15, 2019, at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention in Dublin, the winners of the 1944 Retrospective Hugo Awards were announced. We’re delighted to announce that the award for the best short story went to Ray Bradbury for “King of the Gray Spaces” (later retitled “R Is for Rocket”) from his collection Famous Fantastic Mysteries, published in December 1943.

Bradbury would have been pleased at the company he kept in these retrospective awards. Best novella was won by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry for The Little Prince, and best long-form dramatic presentation went to the original movie Heaven Can Wait, written by Samson Raphaelson and directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Bradbury would also have been delighted and amused to learn that he’s still winning awards seven years after his passing. But then, he always did believe writing was a way to live forever.