Remembering Ray Bradbury

Over at the New Podler blog, Rob Steiner and I offer our thoughts about what Ray Bradbury meant to us. Plus there’s a link to NSFW fan video. =)

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DED

About DED

I'm a stay-at-home Dad who survived dotcom burnout and a chemical engineering career that fizzled. While the kids are in school, I'm free to write stories. I'm a rational environmentalist, science and technology enthusiast, who leans libertarian, reads and watches sci-fi, drinks and brews beer, and listens to metal.
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2 Responses to Remembering Ray Bradbury

  1. Irma says:

    Hello:How about this suggestion? Write about how delrbeiate decisions for a better humanity, involving money, government, technology, and racial equality can produce positive results in a tangible period of time. It’s kind of the original Star Trek theme, but you needn’t use any Star Trek in your idea. It has enormous implications, but with a friendly, positive outcome.And I agree with another poster maybe find out how other authors have dealt with the successes and failures of an attempt like this. Some stories paint technology, for example , as inherently evil. But what if it could be managed in a broad plan of growth and development of humanity, to our overall good?Cheers!

  2. DED says:

    There are plenty of sci-fi authors who view technology as a tool for progress. David Brin comes foremost to mind. I am of the opinion that technology is a tool that is neither good nor bad in its own right, but can be used either way.

    A screwdriver is an essential tool in the modern age, but in the hands of a madman it can be used to assemble bombs. In the clutches of a psychopath it can be used mundanely to maim and murder people.

    Nuclear bombs would seem to have no redeeming qualities as their intent was to destroy cities. However, constructive uses have been found. They may be used to deflect asteroids on a collision course with Earth or even as a form of propulsion for interstellar travel.

    I prefer to keep technology in a positive light in my writing. I believe that good people can do some wonderful things with technology that benefit us all. I think that I showed that in Armistice Day. As that series moves forward, I hope to continue to shine a light on the positives of technology.