Celebrating a Centenary of Ray Bradbury

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
If you’re only familiar with Ray Bradbury from being assigned 'Fahrenheit 451' in English class, you're missing out. To celebrate a centenary of Bradbury, here's a look at the man behind the books.

A Brief History Of Halloween In Fiction

Column by Christopher Shultz
There are just as many Halloween books as there are movies, but they're not as well known...yet.

The Power of Ray Bradbury's Short Stories

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner August 22, 2019
It's Ray Bradbury's birthday. Let's celebrate by talking about the art of short story writing and his contribution.

10 Leo Authors And Their Most Leo Works

Column by Christopher Shultz
We're nearing the time of the lion, and these writers, along with their creations, have claws.

Parallels Between Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains" and 'Blade Runner'

Column by Bart Bishop
A comparison between Ray Bradbury's 1950 short story "There Will Come Soft Rains" and the movie 'Blade Runner' and its sequel 'Blade Runner 2049'.

8 Prescient Dystopian Shorts—in Short, We're F*#&ed!

Column by JS Breukelaar
Some dystopian tales to remind us to be careful what we wish for-—Heaven on Earth is just the B-side to End of Days.

Five Ray Bradbury Stories That Tell Us Everything We Need to Know About Writing.

Column by JS Breukelaar
No writer stalked the inherent tensions in fiction with more guts and style than Ray Bradbury. Here are five lessons in conflict from the master of wonder.
The FBI Investigation Into Ray Bradbury's Communist Leanings

The FBI Investigation Into Ray Bradbury's Communist Leanings

News by Peter Derk August 25, 2015
Recently-uncovered documents outline the 10-year FBI investigation into Ray Bradbury.
3 Very Good Reasons To Buy Ray Bradbury's House

3 Very Good Reasons To Buy Ray Bradbury's House

News by Peter Derk May 22, 2014
Ray Bradbury's Los Angeles home goes up for sale.

Prose & Conversation: 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' by Ray Bradbury

Column by Leah Rhyne April 23, 2014
This month Richard and Leah take on the Ray Bradbury yarn, 'Something Wicked This Way Comes,' and talk about lyrical writing, creepy witches, and a surprising lack of clowns.

LURID: Dread And Circuses

Column by Karina Wilson
Roll up! Roll up! The circus is always in town for writers and readers of lurid fiction. Send in the clowns - and the dude in the tight pants cracking the enormous whip...

10 Stories by Ray Bradbury That Would Make Great Movies

Column by Ben Umstead August 2, 2013
10 Stories by Ray Bradbury that Would Make Great Movies. 'Nuff Said.

Cover Battles: Classic Book Redesigns vs. Original Art

Column by Kimberly Turner April 19, 2013
Old vs New. Classic vs Pulpy. Depressing vs Chick Lit-y. Classy vs Cheesy. What will win LitReactor's battle of the book covers? Take a look at these redesigns of literary classics and cast your vote.
Fahrenheit 451 Cover Contest

Simon & Schuster Wants YOU to Design Fahrenheit 451’s Next Jacket Cover

News by Christopher Shultz
In honor of the novel’s 60th anniversary, the publishing giant opens its doors for new creative talent via a design contest.
Bradbury Honored On Mars

The Martian Chronicles 2012: Bradbury Honored On Mars

News by Dave Reuss August 24, 2012
To honor the late author, NASA named the Mars landing site after Ray. Good job, NASA.

A 'Bot Bestiary: The Robotic Tradition In Science Fiction

Column by Jon Korn July 13, 2012
Science Fiction abounds with robots, androids, cyborgs, and mechs of every stripe. Jon Korn breaks down some of his favorites.
451 Ray Bradbury Internet Error

451: Honoring Ray Bradbury Via Internet Error

News by Kimberly Turner June 25, 2012
451: Content Censored. Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian classic, 'Fahrenheit 451,' inspires a proposal for a new internet error message.

Ray Bradbury, Mr. Electrico, and Me

Column by Rajan Khanna June 8, 2012
A personal tribute to Ray Bradbury.
Ray Bradbury Dead At 91

Ray Bradbury Dead At 91

News by Rob Hart June 6, 2012
Ray Bradbury, one of literature's most celebrated authors of speculative fiction, died this morning in Los Angeles.
'From The Dust Returned' Headed For The Big Screen

Ray Bradbury's 'From The Dust Returned' Headed For The Big Screen

News by Kimberly Turner May 11, 2012
'From The Dust Returned' is the latest Ray Bradbury book to be picked up by Hollywood. Film adaptations of Bradbury's Martian Chronicles, Illustrated Man, and Dandelion Wine are already in the works.
eBook Holdouts

Despite Big Gains in 2011, The eBook Age Still Has Some Major Holdouts

News by Rob Hart December 19, 2011
2011 was a big year for eBooks, though there are still some holdouts--we have yet to see eBook editions of classics like 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and 'The Catcher in the Rye'.
Famous authors respond on subject of symbolism

'The Paris Review' Publishes 1963 Symbolism Surveys From Famous Writers

News by Rob Hart December 7, 2011
'The Paris Review' has published a series of surveys a 16-year-old high school student sent to celebrated authors in 1963, on the subject of symbolism.
Fahrenheit 451 released as eBook

'Fahrenheit 451' Finally Published As An eBook

News by Rob Hart November 30, 2011
After years of refusing to allow 'Fahrenheit 451' to be published as an eBook, Ray Bradbury has finally given his blessing for a digital edition.