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.
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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.
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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.
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?