Ray Bradbury 1920-2012

Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012, photo by Alan Light

Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012, photo by Alan Light


Ray Bradbury’s Wikipedia entry is here

Among other comments, Wikipedia quotes one from the New York Times which said that he was “the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream.”

That’s quite an accolade.




The Martian Chronicles by Ray BradburyFahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyThe Illustrated Man by Ray BradburyAll Summer in a Day by Ray BradburyThe Hallowe'en Tree by Ray Bradbury

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From Joanna:

I can never forget reading Fahrenheit 451. The story shows us a dystopian world in which firemen don’t put fires out, they start them. And what do they burn?


Dangerous, potentially inflammatory, thought-provoking books. That quirky title stems from the fact that paper ignites at 451 degrees F.  For book-lovers and book-readers everywhere, it’s a chilling and scary thought, but far from implausible.

Have you read it? Did it stay with you, too? We’d love to hear your experiences of Ray Bradbury’s books. Please leave a comment to share your thoughts.


2 thoughts on “Ray Bradbury 1920-2012

  1. David Robertson

    451 stuck with me too, but not as much as the image I have in my head of the Illustrated Man.
    Not forgetting of course Something Wicked This Way Comes. Creepy carnival stuff!
    But the sci-fi author that got me into it as a kid was Clifford D Simak. What a revelation to a boy in the early 60’s.

    1. Joanna Post author

      Thanks for dropping by, David (though I could have done without being reminded of The Illustrated Man. Like an earworm, it will now stay with me…) Must admit that I haven’t read Simak. Maybe I should?


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