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Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury – Martian and Venetian: Gone with the Transit of Venus

By Jim Smith On June 5, I was peering through Chuck Bloomquist’s telescope in his front yard as a tiny black dot – actually the size of the Earth – slowly made its way across the yellow-gold caldron we call the Sun. At the same time, a few miles away, a 91-year-old man who had...

Ray Bradbury and the Free Monorail System

Ray Bradbury may have had his head in the sky for The Martian Chronicles and other amaz- ing stories set on other worlds and dimensions, but he knew a good thing here on Earth when he saw it. In the early Sixties, the Alweg Monorail Company offered to build a 41.8-mile long trans- portation system...