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Ray Bradbury. Born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois One of the most prominent American Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, and Mystery Fiction writers of the 20 th and 21 st Centuries. Ray Bradbury. Best known for his dystopian novels

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ray bradbury
Ray Bradbury
  • Born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois
  • One of the most prominent American Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, and Mystery Fiction writers of the 20th and 21st Centuries
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Ray Bradbury
  • Best known for his dystopian novels
  • Explored the human condition and commented on the human consequences of progress
  • Explored the human heart and would seek to flesh out the darkest parts of human nature
famous works
Famous Works

Bradbury has published more than thirty books, close to 600 short stories, and numerous poems, essays and plays.

meet ray bradbury
Meet Ray Bradbury

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzD0YtbViCs

If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.

Ray Bradbury

honors and awards
Honors and Awards
  • O. Henry Memorial Award
  • Benjamin Franklin Award
  • World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America
  • PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award
  • National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters
awards and honors
Awards and Honors
  • National Medal of Arts the highest award given to artists and art patrons by the United States government, is bestowed upon Ray Bradbury in 2004 by President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.
  • The Board of Directors of The National Book Foundation proudly bestows the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters upon RAY BRADBURY
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Honors and Awards
  • He created the interior metaphors for Spaceship Earth display at Epcot Center, Disney World
  • Contributed to the conception of the Orbitron space ride at Euro-Disney, France
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Awards and Honors
  • Nominated for an Academy Award
  • Emmy Award
  • Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
reports on june 6 2012
reports on June 6, 2012

Ray Bradbury, Who Brought Mars to Earth With a Lyrical Mastery, Dies at 91