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My copy of THE NEW RAY BRADBURY REVIEW, SECOND EDITION arrived today. You'll notice that among the people invovled is our own PhilNic...


John King Tarpinian
You know what you are, Mr. Bradbury? ... You are a poet! -- Aldous Huxley
 
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Just finished reading "Golden Apples of the Sun", yesterday and immediately started "She's Come Undone" by Wally Lamb. I'm enjoying it, so far.
 
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My copy of THE NEW RAY BRADBURY REVIEW, SECOND EDITION arrived today. You'll notice that among the people invovled is our own PhilNic...


Yes indeed, although ironically I had more involvement with issue number 1!


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My copy of THE NEW RAY BRADBURY REVIEW, SECOND EDITION arrived today. You'll notice that among the people invovled is our own PhilNic...


Yes indeed, although ironically I had more involvement with issue number 1!


Both editions show great attention to detail and add to our knowledge of the thought processes of the master.


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I just listened to "Winesburg" on tape, read by the great George Guidall.
Pretty good, and I can see some inspiration for Dandelion wine, but pretty sad. After the first few chapters, every time a character was introduced I thought, "What will be this person's hangup or dark secret?"
 
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I just listened to "Winesburg" on tape, read by the great George Guidall.
Pretty good, and I can see some inspiration for Dandelion wine, but pretty sad. After the first few chapters, every time a character was introduced I thought, "What will be this person's hangup or dark secret?"

I know! Reading it now, and it's very down, but quite well-written. And I can so see the influence on DW, but particularly TMC.


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Interesting.
How, particularly, do you see the influence on Martian Chronicles; other than the strung-together-vignette structure?
 
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Interesting.
How, particularly, do you see the influence on Martian Chronicles; other than the strung-together-vignette structure?

That's pretty much how. The way it's written is just like TMC! The style is almost identical.


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His structure, yes, but his style, or what I think of as style, I find quite different from Mr. B's.
Oh, there are similarities, but Bradbury has that knack of transporting us (comparing Winesburg with DW now) by just those few perfectly chosen and arranged words...
 
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The nice postal worker just brought me a beautiful boxed edition of "The Machineries of Joy" signed by Ray and Neil Gaiman. (#74...)


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Lucky you, JKT!

(For those of you my age, a "postal worker" is a "mailman".)
 
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(For those of you in my country, a "postal worker" is a "postman". Or a "postie", if you want to avoid sexist nomenclature!)


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....as long as one does not go "Postal!"
 
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(For those of you in my country, a "postal worker" is a "postman". Or a "postie", if you want to avoid sexist nomenclature!)

I should have used the accepted castrated phrase "letter carrier" but it was a box the book was delivered in so postal worker seemed more approprite. I prefer to use "mailman" "postman" or "lady mailman."


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Since most of our letter carriers have been of the fairer gender, I prefer "femail".

Nomenclature is, of course, a good word.


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