Why I Love Ray Bradbury

(NOTE: Based on time elapsed since the posting of this entry, the BS-o-meter calculates this is 9.648% likely to be something that Ferrett now regrets.)

“I often use the metaphor of Perseus and the head of Medusa when I speak of science fiction. Instead of looking into the face of truth, you look over your shoulder into the bronze surface of a reflecting shield. Then you reach back with your sword and cut off the head of Medusa. Science fiction pretends to look into the future but it’s really looking at a reflection of what is already in front of us. So you have a ricochet vision, a ricochet that enables you to have fun with it, instead of being self-conscious and superintellectual.”
From this interview here.  Man, I hope Ray lives forever, I really do.

1 Comment

  1. Maggie
    Dec 26, 2011

    This is a wonderful interview. Have you read Sam Weller’s book of interviews with Bradbury? It’s delightful.
    I keep hoping he lives forever, too. He’s so magical, I wouldn’t be surprised if he pulls it off. 🙂

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