Discovery! Free Science Fiction Classics on the Web – Audiobooks

Open Culture is joining our blogroll. The site is full and brimming over – a cauldron of  open source classics and educational video and audio

Free Science Fiction Classics on the Web: Huxley, Orwell, Asimov, Gaiman & Beyond

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Ray Bradbury – sci-fi hybrid “In science fiction, we dream”

Ray Bradbury, the American author who helped popularise science fiction with works such as The Martian Chronicles, has died at the age of 91.

Watch & Read About his life, work & philosophy. A revered and elder literary statesman.

Ray Bradbury Official Web Page

  • Fahrenheit 451, a classic novel about book censorship in a future society

  • The Illustrated Man

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes

Millions of Bradbury’s books have been sold around the world and his stories translated into dozens of languages.

A child of the Depression born in small-town Illinois, he grew up reading Jules Verne, HG Wells, Edgar Allan Poe and George Bernard Shaw.

Over his long career there were hundreds of novels, plays, scripts and poetry.

He called himself a ‘hybrid’ author, ranging across fantasy, horror and science fiction.

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Aurealis Awards 2012 Announced

Aurealis Awards Site

Congratulations Mrs. Wessely

Fruit of the Pipal Tree by Thoraiya Dyer published in After the Rain (Fablecroft Publishing – Mrs. Wessely’s own publishing house)Winner of the Fantasy Short Story 2011

The Aurealis Awards recognising the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers.

Annual Australian National Science Fiction Convention’s Ditmar Awards and the Australian Children’s Book Council Awards. Neither of those awards distinguishes between the different categories of speculative fiction. The growing list of Aurealis Awards finalists and winners will increase the profile of Australian science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and provide an essential reading list for anyone interested in these genres.

Four categories: science fiction, fantasy, horror, Children’s fiction 8-12 years and young adult. From