Ray Bradbury Biography


Type: Fantasy, Science fiction, Horror and mystery fiction author

Born: August 22, 1920, Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.

Died: June 5, 2012 (aged 91),Los Angeles, Cali

Widely known for his dystopian novel "Fahrenheit 451" (1953) as well as his science fiction and horror story collections "The Martian Chronicles" (1950) "The Illustrated Man" (1951), and "There Will Come Soft Rains" (1950). Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th- and 21st-century American genre writers. 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. Selected works: Novels: 1950) The Martian Chronicles (1953) Fahrenheit 451 (1957) Dandelion Wine (1962) Something Wicked This Way Comes (1972) The Halloween Tree (1985) Death Is a Lonely Business 1990) A Graveyard for Lunatics 1992) Green Shadows, White Whale – Fictionalized autobiographical reminiscences, portions of which had been previously published as individual stories. (2001) From the Dust Returned – Fix-up novel of previously published, loosely connected stories. (2002) Let's All Kill Constance (2006) Farewell Summer

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