Saturday… Just Saying 7/14/2012

Neil Gaiman, 1960-

Neil Richard Gaiman is an English author who writes in a variety genres and mediums. Genres include fantasy, science fiction and horror, mediums include, novels, graphic novels, short stories, children’s books, as well as scripts for film and television. He is well known for his comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, and Coraline.

Quote from: http://koti.mbnet.fi/pasenka/quotes/q-writ.htm#About%20characters
Image adapted from Albert Bierstadt, A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bierstadt-storm-in-the-rocky-mountains-1886.jpg
Illustration by KLeRosier

Saturday… Just Saying

Ben Bova 1932—

Benjamin William Bova is an American Science Fiction author and editor. He is most known for his Grand Tour Novels such as Moonrise, Mars, and Titan.

Artwork adapted from from cover of Ben Bova’s novel Titan.
Quote from: http://www.logicalcreativity.com/jon/quotes.html

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Kurt Vonnegut, 1992-2007

Vonnegut was an American writer, satirist and humanist. He is most known for his controversial novel Slaughterhouse-Five.  His last book was  A Man Without a Country, subtitle: A Memoir Of Life In George W Bush’s America an essay collection published in 2005 in which he expresses the shame he feels for the current state of the United States.

Quote from video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crPrPpAaRXo&feature=related
Illustration by Karen LeRosier

Saturday… Just Saying

In honor of the passing of one of SciFi’s brightest lights:

Ray Bradbury, 1920 – June 5, 2012

Ray Douglas Bradbury was an American speculative fiction writer. Most famous for the dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 and for science fiction The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man.

 Quote from from The Zen Writer by Ray Bradbury, WD, December 1974found at http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/21-ray-bradbury-quotes-your-moment-of-friday-writing-zen

Artwork by K LeRosier with Prism, Earth, and Bradbury images from http://commons.wikimedia.org/

Saturday…Just Saying 3/24/2012

Jack Dann, 1945—

Dann is an American author best known for his novels and published anthologies in science fiction and other speculative fiction genres. Memory Cathedral is his most notable, award winning, and best-selling novel.

Quote from: http://koti.mbnet.fi/pasenka/quotes/q-writ.htm#Writing%20is%20heaven
Artwork by Karen LeRosier.
Background Painting  is Harmony in blue and silver: Trouville by James McNeill Whistler and from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_Abbot_McNeill_Whistler_007.jpg