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Bradbury on writing 'Fahrenheit 451'

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Ray Bradbury: First Draft Of 'Fahrenheit 451' Cost $9.80 To Write

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Ray Bradbury: First Draft Of 'Fahrenheit 451' Cost $9.80 To Write

Before going to San Diego for the 40th Comic-Con International celebration of all that is great about comics, NPR's Nina Gregory had the chance to sit down with one of the superstars of science fiction — Ray Bradbury.

He told her about the $9.80 he spent — 10 cents per half hour — to rent a typewriter in 1951 so that he could hammer out the first draft of Fahrenheit 451:

Bradbury on writing 'Fahrenheit 451'

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And, he spoke about missing his old friend, Walter Cronkite, who died on July 17. The CBS News anchor interviewed Bradbury during the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. A few years later, they shared what Bradbury says was the best meal of his life:

Ray Bradbury: First Draft Of 'Fahrenheit 451' Cost $9.80 To Write

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Here's the report Nina did for Morning Edition about Comic-Con:

Ray Bradbury: First Draft Of 'Fahrenheit 451' Cost $9.80 To Write

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