Sam Weller


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Sam Weller is the author of The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury (William Morrow, 2005) winner of the Society of Midland Author's Award for Best Biography of 2005. The book was also a finalist for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award. Sam is the former Midwest Correspondent for Publishers Weekly. He is a contributing writer for the Chicago Public Radio program, 848 and his work has appeared on the National Public Radio program, All Things Considered. Sam is a regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune Magazine, a frequent literary critic for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, as well as Punk Planet magazine. During his tenure as managing editor of Columbia College's Gravity, the publication was given Newsweek magazine's Rober ...more

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I am haunted. Some days, more than others. I suppose we all are. We all are inhabited by apparitions of one form or another. Loss. Grief. Anxiety. Failure. Confusion. Rejection Self-loathing. Depression. Loneliness. Shattered hearts.

I was thinking about all of this shit today as I took a walk, the comatose Midwest spring resisting it’s perennial resuscitation.

I am deeply drawn to art that dan...

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Shadow Show: All-New Storie...

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The Bradbury Chronicles: Th...

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Roadside Cross

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OLD Barstards I have met

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“We use certain authors at certain times of our lives, and we may never go back to them again.”
Sam Weller, Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews

“While he may not often curse, Ray Bradbury does cry. Often. Tears of joy. Tears of sorrow. He cries when watching the news; he cries when people say kind things to him; he cries when recalling fond memories. Sometimes he cries several times a day.”
Sam Weller, The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury

“Indeed, he was a contradiction. Ray Bradbury was a nostalgic visionary: He predicted the past and remembered the future.”
Sam Weller, The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury

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