Podcast Episode 36: Women & Horror

The Genre Traveler chats with horror author Amy Grech about her anthology of short horror fiction, Blanket of White. Along the way, we touch on a variety of horror writers, what it’s like being a female horror author, what the Horror Writers Association offers horror writers, the definition of horror fiction, what makes successful horror […]

Podcast Episode 11: Growing Up in SF Fandom

In Episode 11, the bass guitarist of Framing Hanley, Luke McDuffee, and I shoot the breeze about our experiences with science fiction fandom. Our conversation meanders over such topics as: how we got introduced to science fiction, Isaac Asimov, Terry Pratchet, Douglas Adams, Ray Bradbury, the movies based on Frank Herbert’s Dune, Herbert’s book The […]

Meet Ray Bradbury at DVD Signing

If you are a fan of the legendary Ray Bradbury and will be in the Los Angeles area on Sept. 19, you’ll want to take advantage of the opportunity to meet the man himself. Bradbury will be appearing at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention from 12pm to 2pm to sign copies […]

Iconic Production Designer Dies at 100

Iconic Production Designer Robert F. Boyle, a four-time Academy Award nominee for Art Direction for his work on North by Northwest, Gaily, Gaily, The Shootist and Fiddler on the Roof and recipient of an Honorary Oscar in 2008 for his work on these and more than 86 other motion pictures, died Sunday of natural causes […]

Oldest Meeting Club for Speculative Fiction Celebrates 75 Years of Fandom

Would you believe that on October 27, 1934, a small group of fans of the emerging new genre of science fiction. The club, called the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS), has been the “breeding ground” for some now very well-known SF authors, such as Ray Bradbury, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, David Gerrold, Ray Harryhausen, […]

Want to Go to Mars Someday?

If you’ve always wanted to visit the Red Planet, you have Ray Bradbury to thank. Well, sort of. On Saturday, Nov. 12, The Planetary Society will be presenting Bradbury with the Thomas O. Paine Award for the Advancement of Human Exploration of Mars. As the author of The Martian Chronicles, Bradbury has inspired many people […]