American writer Ray Bradbury.

Ray Bradbury

(1920 - 2012)

Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois, in 1920, citing among his childhood influences the film The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Buck Rogers and Tarzan stories, Douglas Fairbanks, Edgar Allan Poe, and a wide array of science fiction. In 1940 he took a writing class with Robert Heinlein; in 1941 he wrote fifty-two stories, selling only three. Between 1950 and 1953 Bradbury published The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Fahrenheit 451.

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I don’t try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.

—Ray Bradbury, 1992

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