Accept credit cards with QuickBooks Payments underdogs rock, underdogs rule! all hard copies sell out a year before publication Leigh Brackett, James Blish, C. W. Kornbluth, Frederick Pohl, Frederic Brown, Damon Knight, Ray Bradbury, Hal Clement, George O. Smith, Jack Vance, Arthur C. Clark, Poul Anderson, H. Beam Piper, and Judith Merril, all made their first sales. Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and A. E. Van Vogt would lead the way, publishing one classic after another. Amazing Science Fiction, Thrilling Wonder Tales, and Startling Stories still on hand and a plethora of new ones such as Stirring Science Fiction Stories, Other Worlds, and Captain Future Damon Knight's Snide and Ray Bradbury's Futuria Fantasia Campbell's own “Who Goes There” (as The Thing From Another World) and Harry Bates' “Who Goes There?” (as The Day the Earth Stood Still) C.S. Lewis as Sirius Out of the Silent Planet. In Perelandra, Ransom “MicroscRobert A. Heinlein's “Methuselah's Children”Microscopic God” by Theodore Sturgeon. A Clockwork Orange and Brave New World and "The Lottery" and The Stand Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes Welcome to the Monkey House, by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, The Sirens of Titan, and Galápagos The Intuitionist, by Colson Whitehead (1999) Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick (1968) The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami (1994) The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, by Ursula K. Le Guin (1973) A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller, Jr. (1959) “Science fiction is the most important literature in the history of the world, because it's the history of ideas, the history of our civilization birthing itself... Science fiction is central to everything we've ever done, and people who make fun of science fiction writers don't know what they're talking about.” ―Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451 (1953) “Stuff your eyes with wonder... live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” ―Ray Bradbury Source/Notes: Fahrenheit 451 (1953) facebooktwitterpicture “I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories.” ―Ray Bradbury facebooktwitterpicture “If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you, and you'll never learn.” ―Ray Bradbury Source/Notes: Fahrenheit 451 (1953) facebooktwitterpicture “Love is the answer to everything. It's the only reason to do anything. If you don't write stories you love, you'll never make it. If you don't write stories that other people love, you'll never make it.” ―Ray Bradbury facebooktwitterpicture “We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?” ―Ray Bradbury Source/Notes: Fahrenheit 451, 1953 facebooktwitterpicture “You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” ―Ray Bradbury facebooktwitterpicture “Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.” ―Ray Bradbury Source/Notes: The Meadow (1947), originally a radio play for the World Security Workshop; later revised into a short story for this anthology. - The Golden Apples of the Sun (1953) facebooktwitterpicture “If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.” ―Ray Bradbury Source/Notes: As quoted in: The Reader's Digest, Volume 140, Issues 837-842, 1992, p. 181 facebooktwitterpicture “The gift of life is so precious that we should feel an obligation to pay back the universe for the gift of being alive.” ―Ray Bradbury Source/Notes: Speech at Eureka College (1997) facebooktwitterpicture “The problem in our country isn't with books being banned, but with people no longer reading.” ―Ray Bradbury Source/Notes: Interview by Misha Berson, in The Seattle Times, 12 March 1993 facebooktwitterpicture “We need something larger than ourselves - that's a real religious activity. That's what space travel can be - relating ourselves to the universe.” ―Ray Bradbury Source/Notes: About Ray Bradbury - Interview, Playboy (1996) facebooktwitterpicture “I don't know what to do with dumb people, but we must try to educate them along with the sharp kids.” ―Ray Bradbury Source/Notes: About Ray Bradbury - Interview, Playboy (1996)