Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Just in time for Ray Bradbury's 90th Birthday!

Too bad the lyrics are NSFW, because this song by Rachel Bloom is really catchy:

It gives a whole new meaning to "I'd rather stay home and read".

(You can legally download the song here)

If that's not your cup of tea, be sure to check out the Ray Bradbury tribute site presented by UCLA: First Spark: Ray Bradbury Turns 90; the Universe and UCLA Celebrate. From the press release:
Fans can leave a virtual birthday greeting for Ray, watch the exclusive Ray Bradbury birthday message to his fans/advice for living to be 90, view examples of Bradburyana held in UCLA's Library's special collections, and check out other information about Ray and his connections to UCLA... the biggest one being that he typed Fahrenheit 451 in the basement of Powell Library.

Here's Bradbury on how to live to be 90 - he has "been in love with life every single day".

Bradbury celebrates his 90th birthday on August 22nd.

You can read an illustrated version of Bradbury's 1952 short story "A Sound of Thunder" at Scary for Kids.

You can read the 2009 graphic novel version of Fahrenheit 451 at Tor.com

("F--- Me Ray Bradbury" via all over the SF blogosphere today)

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