(Lord of the Rings)
In 1964, a 16-year-old Bruce McAllister wrote to 150 authors asking about the symbolism in their work. A number of authors wrote back, including Ray Bradbury.
"Don't look at me, I was expecting Carl Sagan too."
"Wait! Don't you know how dangerous it is to run with a sharp object? You'll poke someone's eye out!"
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"I think the new kid's cheating."