Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The New Ray Bradbury Review Now Available

The first issue of The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies' The New Ray Bradbury Review has been published by Kent State University Press.

“Like its pioneering predecessor, the one-volume review published in 1952 by William F. Nolan, The New Ray Bradbury Review contains articles and reviews about Bradbury but has a much broader scope, including a thematic focus for each issue.”

“This first issue is devoted to the question of adaptation, or Bradbury’s translation into other media. Bradbury often speaks of himself as a ‘hybrid’ writer, as someone whose authorship took shape in a culture dominated by mass media and the decline of book reading. What has been the effect of this ‘reign of adaptations’ on Bradbury’s authorship? How has Bradbury in turn been served by the translation of his work into other media -- radio, film, television -- both by himself and by others? ... This issue also features two of Bradbury’s unpublished screenplays and an extensive bibliography of Bradbury’s adaptation into other media.”

We’re looking forward to reading the piece “Bradbury’s Comic Adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs.”

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