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American writer

Ray Bradbury is ...

Born 22 Aug 1920 in Waukegan
Died 5 Jun 2012 in Los Angeles
Age91 years, 9 months
Ray Bradbury
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About Ray Bradbury

Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American author and screenwriter. He worked in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery fiction. Widely known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953), and his science-fiction and horror-story collections, The Martian Chronicles (1950), The Illustrated Man (1951), and I Sing the Body Electric (1969), Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th- and 21st-century American writers. While most of his best known work is in speculative fiction, he also wrote in other genres, such as the coming-of-age novel Dandelion Wine (1957) and the fictionalized memoir Green Shadows, White Whale (1992). Recipient of numerous awards, including a 2007 Pulitzer Citation, Bradbury also wrote and consulted on screenplays and television scripts, including Moby Dick and It Came from Outer Space. Many of his works were adapted to comic book, television, and film formats. On his death in 2012, The New York Times called Bradbury "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream".


Bradbury died in Los Angeles, California, on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91, after a lengthy illness. Bradbury's personal library was willed to the Waukegan Public Library, where he had many of his formative reading experiences.

The New York Times called Bradbury "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream." The Los Angeles Times credited Bradbury with the ability "to write lyrically and evocatively of lands an imagination away, worlds he anchored in the here and now with a sense of visual clarity and small-town familiarity". Bradbury's grandson, Danny Karapetian, said Bradbury's works had "influenced so many artists, writers, teachers, scientists, and it's always really touching and comforting to hear their stories". The Washington Post noted several modern day technologies that Bradbury had envisioned much earlier in his writing, such as the idea of banking ATMs and earbuds and Bluetooth headsets from Fahrenheit 451, and the concepts of artificial intelligence within I Sing the Body Electric.

On June 6, 2012, in an official public statement from the White House Press Office, President Barack Obama said:


Ray Bradbury has written:

Fahrenheit 451
novel by Ray Bradbury
The Illustrated Man
1951 book of eighteen science fiction short stories by Ray Bradbury
I Sing the Body Electric
The Golden Apples of the Sun
The Cat's Pajamas: Stories
A Sound of Thunder
The October Country
short story collection by Ray Bradbury
A Pleasure To Burn
From the Dust Returned
novel by Ray Bradbury
Farewell Summer
novel by Ray Bradbury
The Stories of Ray Bradbury
The Pedestrian
Classic Stories 1
Omnibus of Science Fiction
Long After Midnight
The Halloween Tree
1972 fantasy novel
Dark Carnival
short story collection, the debut book of Ray Bradbury, first published October 1947 by Arkham House
Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales
A Memory of Murder
A Graveyard for Lunatics
novel by Ray Bradbury
Death Is a Lonely Business
novel by Ray Bradbury
A Medicine for Melancholy
Let's All Kill Constance
S Is for Space
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 8
Twice 22
The Dragon
The Toynbee Convector
Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 14
Quicker Than the Eye
Classic Stories 2
In the Grip of Terror
The Vintage Bradbury
One More for the Road
book by Ray Bradbury
Dinosaur Tales
The Circus of Dr. Lao and Other Improbable Stories
Driving Blind
R Is for Rocket
Zen in the Art of Writing
The Machineries of Joy
Selected from Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed
The Small Assassin
The Mummies of Guanajuato
The Last Circus and the Electrocution
Ray Bradbury Collected Short Stories
The Parrot Who Met Papa
The Dragon Who Ate His Tail
Ray Bradbury
The Aqueduct
The Fog Horn & Other Stories
The Fog Horn and Other Stories
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit and Other Plays
Is That You, Herb?
Pillar of Fire and Other Plays
It Came from Outer Space
Playboy science fiction