From Geoff Boucher at the L.A Times

I’m looking forward to seeing Ray Bradbury on Oct. 24 at Every Picture Tells a Story, the delightful visual-arts shop in Santa Monica (1311-C Montana Ave., 310-451-2700), where the literary lion will be signing his books and a new print he is introducing. Bradbury turned 89 last month and remains a vital force in the written word of America and, as Mary McVean reports in today’s Los Angeles Times, a vocal presence in the civic life of Los Angeles.


[Science Fiction writer is] a term he has met with an eye-roll or a shrug in the past. “I’ve only done one science fiction book and that’s ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ based on reality,” he told another interviewer a few years ago. “Science fiction is a depiction of the real. Fantasy is a depiction of the unreal. So ‘Martian Chronicles’ is not science fiction, it’s fantasy. It couldn’t happen, you see? That’s the reason it’s going to be around a long time — because it’s a Greek myth, and myths have staying power.”

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Part of the article describes Bradbury’s opinion of the town (hence the title) but it covers his work as well. I absolutely love his writing, and I wish I was closer so I could go hear him speak.

Is anyone in the area planning on going?