Ray Bradbury, Master of Science Fiction, Dies at 91

Ray Bradbury, a master of science fiction whose lyrical evocations of the future reflected both the optimism and the anxieties of his own postwar America, died on Tuesday in Southern California. He was 91.

By many estimations Mr. Bradbury was the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream. His name would appear near the top of any list of major science-fiction writers of the 20th century, beside those of Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein and the Polish author Stanislaw Lem.                

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USA Network Gets Social with Fans

USA Network will kick off six interactive programs to expand the storytelling experience for fans of their slate of summer original shows.  Each series – COVERT AFFAIRS, BURN NOTICE, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, ROYAL PAINS, SUITS, and WHITE COLLAR – will have its own distinct Social TV campaign that will  give fans new access to interactive video-based stories about favorite characters; show-based original cases and missions; exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interview and outtakes; and even a treasure hunt.

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Can You Survive a Horror Movie? – the all-new original special from the Chiller TV network that will put the most terrifying horror movie moments to the test – will premiere on Friday, July 13 @ 9pm. Its iconic setting is none other than the same idyllic camp in Blairstown, NJ popularly known as the macabre “Camp Crystal Lake” in the original Friday the 13th film.

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