Rediscovered: Bradbury Enters the Fray

Autograph Hound Super-Sunday returns, carried by a morbid wave of interest in the indecipherable!

Tom Krabacher dropped a note to say, “Saw the Charles de Lint signature on your blog. Kevin’s explanation that de Lint’s autograph is actually just his initials goes a way toward explaining its compactness, but it’s still unintelligible.”

Not to be left out of the action, Tom remembered an illegible Ray Bradbury in his own collection, his “almost-unintelligible Bradbury signature.”

Yet Tom concedes: “Admittedly not as bad as de Lint’s, since with an exercise of the imagination you can sort of make out the name.”

As I squint at it I’m seeing more of a Ray F(araday) Nelson emerging — longtime local Bay Area science fiction writer who served more or less as the model for Roy Batty in PKD’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? — a.k.a. Bladerunner.

How about you?

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