Thursday, August 24, 2023

New Bradbury 100 podcast episode - B100 Live!

As promised, the Bradbury 100 podcast feed now carries the audio of my recent livestreamed edition of the pod. Pick it up in all the usual podcast places, or listen below!

Towards the end, I mention The New Ray Bradbury Review. You can find it here - and the actual content of the new issue will be online very soon. UPDATE: the content of the Review is now live!

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Bradbury 100 LIVE - The Beast, and Ray's Miracle Year

As promised, here's the video recording of my live episode of Bradbury 100, celebrating Ray's 103rd birthday.

I will also port the audio from this into my usual Bradbury 100 podcast feed, so you can also pick it up as a normal audio podcast (although some of the visual references may not work quite as well in that format...)

Towards the end, I mention The New Ray Bradbury Review, the  journal of the Ray Bradbury Center. You can find it online here: - but you won't be able to view the new issue's content until I click the "publish" button.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Happy Birthday, Ray!

Today - 22 August 2023 - is the 103rd anniversary of the birth of Ray Bradbury. And so, in time-honoured tradition, I will be doing a LIVE episode of Bradbury 100, streamed via Facebook.

I'll be taking you back 70 years to 1953 - one of the biggest years of Ray's life!
Just use this link, and look for the live stream:
22 AUGUST 2023 / 8pm UK time / 3pm Eastern Time / Noon Pacific Time
...and if you don't do Facebook, don't worry. I'll make a recording available via Youtube and via this blog, after the event. (You'll just have to wait a couple of days!)

Thursday, August 03, 2023

Martian Chronicles - new bluray release


Australian bluray publisher Imprint Films has announced a new release of Ray Bradbury's THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, the 1980 miniseres. The CHRONICLES has been out on this format before, but with very little in the way of extras.

This new release has audio commentary by veteran science fiction film journalist Gary Gerani, and interviews with several industry professionals. They're also throwing in the documentary Ray Bradbury: American Icon, which was first released in the late 1980s or early 1990s.
Ray famously said that this miniseries was "boring", and he was heavily chastised by NBC for saying it. He wasn't entirely wrong. But the announced extras should make this a very collectable release.
It's a limited edition set, and I understand that it will be region free. I've placed an order, and found that they do ship to the UK (with added shipping of about 30 Australian dollars - which is about £15 in UK money). It's released at the end of September.