As I’m on a bit of a Ray Bradbury kick lately (with it being October and all) I was excited to come across two videos of a long talk he gave in 2001 over at Bill the Sci-Fi Guy’s site, From a Sci-Fi Standpoint. The lecture is about an hour, with a follow-up interview that lasts about 30 minutes. In it Bradbury talks about writing and his approach to the craft, the origins of some of his books, and lots of personal anecdotes from his life and career.
Bradbury is showing his age in these talks, but he’s still sharp and, above all, passionate about writing and reading and living. Anyone familiar with his work will hear the echoes of his prose in these talks, which are a inspirational glimpse at one of the living treasures of imaginative fiction.
And the follow-up interview: