All of my friends were on the shelves above

Ray Bradbury was an outspoken supporter of libraries throughout his career, and the following letter to the assistant director of Fayetteville Public Library — in which he explains the race to write the novella upon which Fahrenheit 451 was eventually based — perfectly illustrates why. The letter was written in 2006 in response to a city-wide “Big Read,” in which Bradbury’s classic novel was

That man basked in your light

It’s not often you see a letter of thanks from one legendary figure to another, and certainly not as heartfelt as this example. It was written in 1976 by Ray Bradbury and sent to fellow author Robert Heinlein; a man who clearly influenced and guided Bradbury during his early years. His gratitude was plain to see, almost 40

Be your own self. Love what YOU love.

In 1991, schoolteacher William Stanhope wrote to a number of high-profile personalities and politely asked for the following: a description of an obstacle they had faced in their lifetime, big or small, and the story of their attempt to overcome it. He then collated the responses and used them to teach his class. The lovely

I am not afraid of robots. I am afraid of people.

In 1974, English author Brian Sibley wrote a letter to his favourite science-fiction novelist, Ray Bradbury—the man responsible for writing, most notably, Farenheit 451—in which he spoke of his deep admiration for Bradbury’s books and posed some questions related to Disney, a subject close to his heart. “If I remember rightly,” explains Sibley, “I expressed

No way!

Here we have an awkward but amusing letter from Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury that hints at an embarrassing misunderstanding. I’m afraid I know nothing of the back-story with regards to this note; feel free to chime in below with any information you may have. I’d attempt some research myself but today is a public holiday and as