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By Sam Weller at 2:50pm ET

I’m excited to report that my book, Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview and Other Conversations, will be published by Melville House on December 2. This will be part of the great “Last Interview” series that also includes Kurt Vonnegut, David Foster Wallace, Hannah Arendt, and more. I’m happy to see Bradbury included with this great crowd of thinkers and writers.

All of the conversations in this new book occurred after Listen to the Echoes was published. Ray Bradbury was in the final chapter of his life. He was elderly and frail, but still impassioned, opinionated, and full of ideas and hope. The interviews capture Ray, as he would say, very late in time.

Things are subject to change, but at this point the book includes two conversations I had with Ray in front of live audiences; three essays he dictated to me; and what is truly the “Last Interview,” recorded in part on April 11 and 12, less than two months before he passed. In this conversation, Ray reflects on his life, career and his mortality.


  1. I adore that man. I look forward to reading the final conversations you had with the man with an infinite amount of imagination.

    Comment by Magic — August 4, 2014 @ 5:44pm
  2. Outstanding, Sam. This is an important publication – but you don’t need me to tell you that. This will be exciting for the kids this year as they will have something new from Ray and from you to look forward to. Come Tuesday, December 2nd when the afternoon bell rings – destination bookstore! Come Wednesday, December 3rd when the morning bell rings – the kids and I will be circling up with our new book. Congrats, well done, and thank you for making it happen.

    Comment by Andy Burnside-Weaver — August 7, 2014 @ 4:37pm
  3. Hooray! I’m looking forward to this very much!

    Comment by MaryH — September 3, 2014 @ 1:49pm
  4. Thanks Magic, Andy, and Mary. The book is in and has been approved by the publisher. I really appreciate your support and enthusiasm.

    Comment by Sam Weller — October 30, 2014 @ 7:44am
  5. This book is simply wonderful.

    Comment by Andy Burnside-Weaver — December 5, 2014 @ 7:52am

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