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A Martian Joined Ray Bradbury and Me for Dinner in Paris – NYTimes.com

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Ray Bradbury, who died last week at 91, was a masterly writer of science fiction and fantasy, and an extremely prolific one. He wrote at least a thousand words a day and implored others to do the same.

A Martian Joined Ray Bradbury and Me for Dinner in Paris - NYTimes.com

Only slightly less well known is that he was also a prolific signer of autographs. And not just in his books, as I learned one evening two decades ago.

I was working in Paris, and one day a colleague asked if I’d like to go to dinner with a longtime friend of his: Ray Bradbury, who happened to be in France on a consulting arrangement related to the new Disney theme park east of Paris.

John told me where and when to show up, and said I should bring a friend. And oh, he added, bring your Bradbury books: Ray loves to sign them, in fact carries around some felt-tip markers just for that purpose.

via A Martian Joined Ray Bradbury and Me for Dinner in Paris – NYTimes.com.

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Written by edparnell

June 11, 2012 at 10:19 pm

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