I met Ray Bradbury! He spoke at the SCWA monthly meeting. Although he is 87 years old, he still has a lot of spark left in him. He spoke about the genesis of his two books, The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man. He didn’t write them as novels, but as a series of short stories. He never realized he had a novel inside him until a publisher suggested that he weave his short stories about Mars together. He said he has always done what he loved doing, and that his success came from that. I think talent helped him a bit. It was an amazing experience meeting him.
– Brennan Harvey