Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury (1920 - ) is the world’s greatest fantasy writer. He told George Clayton Johnson not to talk about his stories, not to think about his stories… “Just vomit them into the typewriter and send them out — if they don’t buy them it’s their (the editors) loss.” Ray told me once in an interview, “I’m not a science fiction writer — I’m a fantasy writer. The only science fiction book I ever wrote was Fahrenheit 451.” I gave him this oil portrait — with its references to his books, Dark Carnival, and The Martian Chronicles — at one of Forry Ackerman’s birthday parties.