Recommended reading

💻 Ray Bradbury would have been 100 this week. He was one of my top favorite authors when I was a kid. John Scalzi felt the same way. He shares the introduction he wrote for a special edition of Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles in which he shares his love for Bradbury’s work. Read On the Occasion of Ray Bradbury’s 100th Birthday: “Meeting the Wizard”

💻 You can know that people live in poverty in America. But as long as you aren’t connected to people in impoverished communities, you don’t really know it. Pete Saunders explains, and very well. Read The CityBricks Project: Confronting Community Disparities

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Olympus OM-2n, 35-70mm f/4 S Zuiko Auto-Zoom, Kodak T-Max 400, Adox HR-DEV 1+30, 2020

📷 Is film photography becoming too expensive? Hamish Gill reminds us that it still can be (relatively) inexpensive fun — and shares his recent experience with how to bring the cost down. Read Film Photography – A Realisation That Cheap Thrills Can Still Be Had!

💻 Before streaming, there were CDs; before CDs, there were records; and before records, there were cylinders. J.P. Cavanaugh looks back at the audio format that Thomas Edison himself invented, and why the phonograph record won the early audio format war. Read Audio Format Wars: Cylinders vs. Discs

📷 Paul Lovell does a short take on the brilliant Olympus OM-2n. Read Olympus OM-2n

📷 Paul McIvor writes a great review of the Pentax MZ-S, one of the late Pentax film SLRs. Read The unlovely (but very good) Pentax MZ-S

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4 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. To ask the recommendation of someone whose opinion I value: I’m a pretty big sci-fi fan but never saw the appeal of Bradbury, perhaps the reason being that he was required reading in school. I know he wrote a lot of short fiction. But besides Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, both of which I’ve read, did he have other major works that I’m missing out on?

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