Monday, October 15, 2012

A Sci-Fi Secret: The Bradbury File

Back in 2009, I wrote a book called Science Fiction Secrets. Published by Anomalist Books, it dealt with how and why government agencies have taken a long and clandestine interest in the world of sci-fi and the players in it.

Had I got it at the time, I would have included it in the book, as it would have made a great addition. What am I talking about? Well, I'll tell you: The FBI's intriguing file on sci-fi legend, Ray Bradbury, which was recently declassified and is now available to read at the FBI's website, The Vault.

Here's the link to the 40-page file...


  1. I'll bet the FBI routinely collects information on all prominent US residents, especially those who might be considered opinion makers or socio-cultural influencers (e.g., Bradbury).

    So while it's engaged in this weird form of celebrity worship, things like Al Qaeda agents taking flying lessons don't register on its radar because the FBI's resources are stretched thin with gathering info about, for instance, Kanye West (don't you just know he has an FBI file . . . and likely, so do you).

  2. yeah, there may well be such a file!

  3. Who wouldn't rush to the desk to get a look at Philip K Dick's file?

  4. I wrote about PKD's FBI file in Science Fiction Secrets as i got a copy of it via the Freedom of Information Act around 2001 or 2.