Bookwaves / Artwaves – August 26, 2021: Masters of Science Fiction: Asimov and Bradbury
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Isaac asimov (1920-1992), in conversation with Richard Wolinsky, recorded in New York on August 10, 1983.
Isaac Asimov, who died at the age of 72 in 1992, was considered, along with Ray Bradbury and Robert Heinlein, one of the three great masters of American science fiction in the 20th century.
Isaac Asimov began sending stories and being published in science fiction magazines at the age of nineteen and at the age of 21, with the publication of the short story “Nightfall” in John W. Campbell’s Amazing stories magazine. entered the forefront of science fiction writers. This status was confirmed a year later with the publication of the new “Foundation”, later renamed “The Encyclopedists”, which would be the first of several short stories republished as three volumes of the Foundation trilogy.
In the 1940s, he turned to a series of robot-focused stories, which became the collection I robot then, in the 1950s, turned to novels, including Pebble in the sky, the caves of steel and The end of eternity. Along the way, throughout his career, he has written dozens of non-fiction books on a wide variety of subjects, as well as young adult novels, detective novels and short stories. In the end, the number of books he wrote or edited exceeded 500, not counting news and separate articles.
This interview was conducted at a New York City bookstore that Asimov was visiting to sign copies of a new collection, The Mysteries of the Union Club, one year after his return to the world of the Foundation’s trilogy, Foundation edge, has been published. Because his two-volume autobiography had come out a few years earlier and dealt with the plots and themes of his fiction, the interview instead focused on his life as a writer and his work with editors and publishers.
A miniseries adaptation of the Foundation trilogy is expected to be released on the Apple + streaming app in September 2021. Entry Isaac Asimov Wikipedia.
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Ray Bradbury, the legendary author, who died in 2012, sat down for an interview with Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff in 1992 at his home in Los Angeles.
Although referred to as a sci-fi or fantasy writer, Ray Bradbury spanned all genres, from poetry to mystery to mainstream fiction. Among his works are The Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked Is Coming Here, Farenheit 451 and The man shown.
This interview was digitized and re-edited by Richard Wolinsky.
: entry by Ray Bradbury on Wikipedia
Book Interview / Events and Theater Links
Note: Many theater companies are postponing their September shows due to the Delta variant. Please note that these changes are made on a daily basis. Most in-person events require proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid test, and masks. Check the venue before your arrival.
Bay Area Book Festival In person: Heather Young, September 1, 6 p.m., Sausolito Books by the Bay. The events of the 2021 Festival in streaming on demand.
Passage of the book. Calendar for August. Mix of online and in-store events.
Books Inc. Mix of online and in-store events.
The bookstore Calendar for August. Online events.
Literary Arts Center, San José. Check the website for archived events.
Kepler’s books Update the Page’s program lists online.
Alter Theater. Brer’s fishing, an Andrew Saito audio piece, see website for details.
American Conservatory Theater Supreme Love Freestyle opens January 21, 2022 at the Geary Theater.
Aurore Theater Stoop Stories by Dael Orlandersmith, from September 3 to October 3, 2021 as a film production.
Berkeley Representative Winter by Charles L. Mee, opens November 12, 2021, Roda Theater. The ripple, that wave that brought me home by Christina Anderson, has been postponed to 2022.
Brava Theater Center: See website for live and streaming events.
California Shakespeare Theater (Cal shakes) The winter tale by William Shakespeare, adapted by Eric Ting & Philippa Kelly, on stage September 1 to 26, 2021.
Central works Audio readings: The viewers by Patricia Milton, streaming now. Human ounce by Nicole Parizeau, streaming now. The 2022 season will be announced in October.
Cinnabar Theater. Shout it out by Molly Smith Metzler, on stage September weekends from September 10, 2021. On-demand broadcast from September 24 to 26.
Contra Costa Civic Theater Our city by Thornton Wilder, on stage October 1-31, 2021.
VSyourran Theater: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is scheduled to resume on January 11, 2022 as an evening one-off. Taylor Mac videos available online.
Tailor-made theater Calendar for the upcoming season.
42sd Moon Street. Chess in concert, September 24-26, Alcazar Theater. A little night music, November 4-13, Alcazar Theater.
Lorraine Hansberry Theater. The upcoming season will be announced.
Magic theater. Indoor performances will resume in 2022. Joy and pandemic by Taylor Mac, postponed to a later date.
Marin Theater Company The catastrophist by Lauren Gunderson, streaming until July 24, 2021. On stage: Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas in Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, November 2021. The sound inside postponed.
Mission Cultural Center of Latino Arts Upcoming events page.
New Conservatory Theater Center Diffusion: Hold me the forgotten way, until December 31, 2021. At the theater: Interlude by Harrison David Rivers, October 8 to November 7, 2021.
Oakland Theater Project. The dream life of Malcolm X by John Wilkins. Outdoor production canceled.
Pear Theater. At the theatre : Mothers of the bride by Megan Maugeri, directed by Katie Hipol Garcia, on stage and streaming from August 20 to September 12, 2021.
Ray of light: The Rocky Horror Show, from October 7 to 31, at the Oasis.
San Francisco Playhouse. In theater / broadcast on demand, Start here, start now, the songs of Maltby and Shire. August 31 – October 2.
SFBATCO See the website for upcoming streaming and in theater shows.
Hunting rifle players. In person with streaming options: Requirement by Tim Cowbury, October 14-30.
The Breath Project. Streaming archives.
Marsh : Updated MarshStream Calendar. In theatrical performances to be announced.
Rhinoceros Theater Essential services project, designed and performed by John Fisher, all weekly performances are now available. August 26: Wilde and Maugham, live at Sparks Arts in San Francisco, streaming on Zoom and Facebook. Diffusion: Hold me the forgotten way, episodes 1-4. On the scene: In the wake of a dead Drag Queen by Terry Guest, dates to come.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. On the scene: Lizard boy, a new musical by Justin Huertas, from October 6 to October 31, 2021.
Word for word. Wordcast: A pair of glasses by by Anna Maria Ortese, posts September 2; Home by George Saunders, October 7; two by Toni Cade Bambara, on November 4. Each will be broadcast for one year.
San Francisco chamber music: Live concerts return in February 2022.
Dance Mission Theater. Calendar of events on stage.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Live on stage: Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer by Cheryl L. West. From July 1 to October 9.
Atlantic theater company. Live theater in New York resumes on August 26, 2021.
Irish repertory theater. George M. Cohan tonight, streaming from August 17 to August 29, 2021.
Public theater, New York. Broadcast now: Shadow / Earth, audio playback. Event calendar. Shakespeare in the park: Happy wives at the Delacorte.
Streaming Cinema Playbill List: Updated weekly, this is probably the best list you’ll find of streaming domestic and international plays and musicals. Each week has its own webpage, so scroll down.
National theatrical release: Coins coming from all over the country.
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