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Jonathan R. Eller

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780252043413

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.001.0001

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A Poet’s Heart

A Poet’s Heart

(p.160) 23 A Poet’s Heart
Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Jonathan R. Eller

University of Illinois Press

In 1985 Bradbury was invited to testify before the National Commission on Space. Chapter 23 opens with Bradbury’s testimony highlights, which trace his notion that the life force expressed in the writings of George Bernard Shaw, Henri Bergson, and Nikos Kazantzakis was inextricably involved in the human desire to explore the cosmos. The chapter also shows how Bradbury further modified his cosmic vision in the wake of the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster in his Guest of Honor lecture at the 1986 Science Fiction World Con. The launch of the Ray Bradbury Theater television series, his brief correspondence with Malcolm Cowley, and the great loss of literature cause by the massive Los Angeles Library fire round out the chapter.

Keywords:   Ray Bradbury, 1985 National Commission on Space, George Bernard Shaw, Henri Bergson, Nikos Kazantzakis, Challenger Space Shuttle, 1986 Science Fiction World Con, Ray Bradbury Theater, 1986 Los Angeles Library Fire

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