Ray Bradbury


An important figure in the development of science fiction, even though he did not write primarily in that genre, Bradbury was among the first authors to combine the concepts of science fiction with a sophisticated prose style. Often described as economical yet poetic, Bradbury's fiction conveys a vivid sense of place in which everyday events are transformed into unusual, sometimes sinister situations. In a career that spanned more than forty years, Bradbury wrote fantasies, crime and mystery stories, supernatural tales, and mainstream literature as well as science fiction. In all of his work, he emphasizes basic human values and cautions against unthinking acceptance of technological progress. His persistent optimism, evident even in his darkest work, led some critics to label...

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  • Born

    • August 22, 1920
  • Died

    • June 05, 2012
  • Occupation

  • Other Occupations

    • Novelist;
    • Short story writer;
    • Poet;
    • Playwright;
    • Screenwriter;
    • Essayist;
    • Children's writer
  • Nationality

  • Other Names

    • Bradbury, Ray Douglas;
    • Banat, D.R.;
    • Douglas, Leonard;
    • Elliott, William (American writer, 1920-);
    • Spaulding, Douglas;
    • Spaulding, Leonard;
    • Bradbury, Raymond Douglas;
    • Sterling, Brett (American writer, 1920-)
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