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cliff-burns's picture
May.08.2013
Well, it was inevitable. I don't have many heroes but Ray Harryhausen was definitely one of them. I grew up on his films and never got over the impact they had on my young, impressionable mind. I was saddened but unsurprised to learn of his passing--my first thought was that he and his old pal Ray...
manny-pacheco's picture
May.07.2013
The legacy of Ray Harryhausen dates back to the creation of King Kong in 1933. His mentor, Willis O’Brien, pioneered the concept of stop-motion model animation, made famous when he brought his iconic ape to life on screen. An astonished audience were amazed by his creation. The work...
jill-jepson's picture
Aug.17.2012
Stand at the edge of a cliff, jump off, and build your wings on the way down. —Ray Bradbury.  This week has been all about recharging my writing life, getting out of a slump—well, not exactly a slump; more of a grump—and reconnecting with the pleasure, the joy, the fun of writing. ...
b-lynn-goodwin's picture
Jul.25.2012
So sorry about the loss of Ray Bradbury. I don't know if the "blue light from the television spilling onto the street" was his, but it stayed with me all these years as a look at dual worlds co-existing. So does the idea of a stepping on a butterfly and changing the world, which was in Bradbury's...
b-lynn-goodwin's picture
Jul.25.2012
So sorry about the loss of Ray Bradbury. I don't know if the "blue light from the television spilling onto the street" was his, but it stayed with me all these years as a look at dual worlds co-existing. So does the idea of a stepping on a butterfly and changing the world, which was in Bradbury's...
brad-schreiber's picture
Jun.20.2012
(Originally posted at Huffington Post Entertainment.) They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but that is completely wrong. Adaptation is the sincerest form of flattery. One of the great joys of my career was getting to know Ray Bradbury, who recently passed away at 91. The first time...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Jun.15.2012
We have some great Redroom authors. Their blogs are amazing. Loren Rhoads wrote a wonderful post reminding us of the late Ray Bradbury who passed just days ago. In the Zen and the Art of Writing, Loren recalls this memorable line: “We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is...
steve-hauk's picture
Jun.09.2012
I still recall an evening of Ray Bradbury coming up the escalator of May Company Wilshire, Los Angeles shortly after Hedy Lamarr had gone down the escalator of May Company, oh, many years ago. Hedy, on those summer evenings, after perhaps doing a little shoplifting, sometimes ventured East on...
michael-seidel's picture
Jun.07.2012
I heard it with a sigh, Ray Bradbury has died. It's been expected. He's been aging. Dying is how aging stops. The expectation little assuages the sting. He's part of my science fiction and fantasy's golden era, when I find 'new' authors and their 'new' books every other day, past treasure published...
barbara-froman's picture
Jun.07.2012
A friend passed the paperback to me. The corners of its pages had been turned back so many times they had broken off. I don't know how many hands it had been in before mine, but I'm sure there were many. The cover was coffee-stained, there were crumbs stuck in the spine, and smears of grease...