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Ray Bradbury: Day dreaming and doing what he loved

Author Ray Bradbury

Author Ray Bradbury (Photo by Alan Light)

Writer Ray Bradbury died June 5, 2012 at the age of 91 at his home in Los Angeles following a long illness due to stroke. This father of some of the best science fiction books of the twentieth century wrote anthologies, eight novels and hundreds of short stories. A 1966 movie was made of his book Fahrenheit 451, a 1969 anthology movie featured vignettes from his book The Illustrated Man and a 1980 television mini-series was made of his book The Martian Chronicles.

A lover of Jules Verne and Buck Rogers, Bradbury wrote his short stories by renting a typewriter for 20 cents an hour at the University of California — Los Angeles Library. During his lifetime he never used a computer and didn’t even drive. Read more