Category Archives: science fiction

Author William Gibson, regarded as the Godfather of “cyberpunk” was born on March 17, 1948. Gibson coined the term “cyberspace” in his 1982 short story “Burning Chrome.” The well-regarded author is best known for his Sprawl series, which began with … Continue reading

Gary Westfahl is an adjunct professor teaching in the Writing Program at the University of La Verne. His many publications on science fiction include the three-volume Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy and the Hugo Award–nominated Science Fiction Quotations: … Continue reading

Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920. The celebrated author famously claimed to remember his own birth. Jonathan R. Eller, director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, writes in the opening of his … Continue reading

Under his own name and numerous pseudonyms, John Brunner (1934–1995) was one of the most prolific and influential science fiction authors of the late twentieth century. Jad Smith, an associate professor of English at Eastern Illinois University, has written a book on … Continue reading

Congratulations to Jonathan R. Eller whose book Becoming Ray Bradbury was announced as a finalist for a 2012 Locus Award in the category of Non-fiction.  Other nominees in the category include Margaret Atwood, Robert Silverberg, and Gary K. Wolfe. From the … Continue reading

Locus, the Magazine of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Field, has released its list of nominees for the 42nd annual Locus Awards.  Jonathan Eller’s critically acclaimed Becoming Ray Bradbury has been nominated in the Best Nonfiction Book category. Michael Dirda from … Continue reading

Bloomington, Indiana’s NPR affiliate WFIU recently aired a piece on Jonathan Eller’s new book Becoming Ray Bradbury.

Jonathan Eller, author of the new book Becoming Ray Bradbury, contributed an original piece to New Scientist on how science influenced Bradbury. The early years of the so-called atomic age that followed the first test of nuclear weapons soon brought atomic science to the … Continue reading

The August 18, 2011, issue of The Washington Post includes Michael Dirda’s review of Jonathan Eller’s new book Becoming Ray Bradbury. “Every page is packed with fascinating material about one of this country’s most beloved writers, still with us in … Continue reading