There have been a lot of great speculative fiction writers born in August, but the most famous may be Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012). With a lyrically poetic style uniquely his own, Bradbury wrote elegant fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and mysteries, and even the screenplay of Moby Dick. Several of his masterworks, including Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Something Wicked This Way Comes were put onscreen as well. Many of his short stories have been adapted for radio, TV, and comics, too.

During his 69 years of active writing, Bradbury had plenty to say about the art and craft of his work, and gave many excellent interviews. Here are some of the best links we could find: