“The Stories of Ray Bradbury—a 1,112-page Everyman’s Library anthology to be published April 6, a few months ahead of its author’s 90th birthday on Aug. 22,” begins the Wall Street Journal’s profile of Ray Bradbury.
It’s a nice gloss of Ray’s life, and I know LASFS members will be especially pleased to discover the club has been mentioned in the Journal’s prestigious pages:
When the would-be writer graduated from high school in 1938, his family had no money to send him to college. Mr. Bradbury educated himself in the public library. He sold newspapers at a street-corner newsstand. And he joined the Los Angeles Science Fiction League, which met downtown at Clifton’s Cafeteria.
“We were all loners,” he says of the 30 people in that group, whose ranks included such other future-famous scribes as Robert Heinlein and Leigh Brackett. “We were all lonely. We believed what we believed, and the society didn’t believe in what we believed.”
[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the link.]