Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pick up a penguin...

Despite his long publishing history, only one of Ray Bradbury's titles has ever been released through Penguin, the distinguished British paperback imprint. That one title is The Day It Rained Forever, which is a variant of the US book A Medicine for Melancholy.

This is one of many Penguin SF titles documented in a new website devoted to the art of Penguin SF, put together by James Pardey. It looks an excellent resource, and I have already spent a few hours rambling through the contents.

The Day It Rained Forever is covered here - but don't limit yourself to just this one book!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Found on the Web

Found on the web:

This interesting description of the Ray Bradbury Theatre episode "The Town Where No One Got Off, which reveals that famed Disney animator Ward Kimball makes a cameo appearance in the episode prologue. This came as news to me! My own review of the episode, incidentally, can be found here.

This interesting interview with artist John Randall York. John frequents the official Bradbury message board, and has been known to post his Bradbury-inspired artwork on the board.