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2012-08-16 10:22:55

Celebrating 100th anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Creation of Tarzan TARZANA, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service will honor tomorrow one of the most prolific authors of the early 20th century and inventor of the iconic character Tarzan with the issuance of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Forever Stamp. The stamp issuance coincides with the 100th anniversary of the publication of Burroughs' first story, Under the Moons of Mars, and his first Tarzan...

2012-06-13 02:24:55

LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It was June 12, 2012 when an enthusiastic crowd with standing room only was at the Los Angeles Premiere of Ray Bradbury's Kaleidoscope starring Brett Stimely, whose work spans over 15 years. The crowd cheered when Ray Bradbury posthumously received the well-deserved Legend Award at the New Media Film Festival. His iconic work spanned over six decades with over 500 literary works - with countless honors even from the President of the United States....

2012-06-08 02:22:49

LOS ANGELES, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ray Bradbury, a writing icon who had a 70-year reign, whose work encompassed over 500 monumental literary works and whose countless writing awards included a 2007 Pulitzer Prize Citation, passed away on June 5, 2012. Bradbury's best known works included the screenplay for Moby Dick and literary works - Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and The Illustrated Man. The Illustrated Man includes the short story "Kaleidoscope," which has been adapted...

Famous Science Fiction-Fantasy Writer Ray Bradbury Dies At 91
2012-06-07 04:16:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com The master of science fiction-fantasy, Ray Bradbury, passed away at the age of 91 on Tuesday, after spending a lifetime of churning out literary masterpieces like "Fahrenheit 451." Bradbury had been slower in recent years due to a stroke that left him tied down to a wheelchair, but he still remained active by writing new novels, plays, screenplays, and a volume of poetry. He spent his time everyday writing in his basement office in Los Angeles, making...

2011-11-22 15:50:00

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DreamWorks Pictures announced today that they will be presenting an advance screening of Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" on Sunday, November 27th in New York City. The event, which starts at 2:00 p.m. (EST), features a live Q&A session with director Steven Spielberg following the presentation of the film. This special screening gives film fans across the country a unique opportunity to engage in a live question and answer...

2011-11-22 15:49:00

Charles A. Merritt, P.E. of Bayside, NY, has been honored with a recognition by Long Island Business News in its selection of "Who's Who In Environmental Consulting, Engineering & Building Services" BAYSIDE, N.Y., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in the April 2011 issue of Long Island Business News published by Dolan Media Company, Charles A. Merritt, P.E. was selected for the following honor: (Photo: <font size="2"...

2011-10-24 11:17:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ridley Scott, the creative genius behind legendary Hollywood classics including "Alien," "Blade Runner" and "Gladiator," comes to SCIENCE this November with the world premiere eight-part series, PROPHETS OF SCIENCE FICTION. An auteur of science fiction himself, Scott goes from behind the camera to on-air guide to explore the relationship between genre and the constantly-evolving worlds of science and technology. From Jules Verne and...

Researchers Confirm When 'Frankenstein' Was Written
2011-09-27 08:14:45

While the story of how Victor Frankenstein created his fictional monster has never been in doubt, the inspiration for the literary work that tells their tale has frequently been called into question. Now, an astronomy professor at Texas State University in San Marcos has used his scientific knowledge in an attempt to vindicate author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. According to Tim Radford of the Guardian, Shelley was one of those in attendance at a June 1816 villa party, and while there had...

2011-07-20 07:30:00

TORONTO, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Skywriter Media and Entertainment Group and Roddenberry Entertainment are joining forces to develop an animated kids' comedy series, Gene's Journal®, based on the hilarious web comic created by Trevor Roth and illustrated by cartoonist David Reddick; it was announced by Skywriter Media and Entertainment Group CEO Kevin Gillis. A chronicle of legendary science-fiction icon Gene Roddenberry's adolescent years, the new animated Gene's...

2011-07-19 08:16:00

Tarzan Author Immortalized on Forever Stamp WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Postal Service continues its sneak peek at some of its 2012 stamps by previewing the Edgar Rice Burroughs Forever stamp today though social media outlets. Using social media to reach broader, more diverse audiences is an initiative that began yesterday with a preview of the Cherry Blossom Centennial Forever stamps. Select stamps from the 2012 commemorative program will be previewed one at...