Ray Bradburys gift for storytelling reshaped our culture and expanded our world Barack Obama Fahrenheit 451 is the most skilfully drawn of all science fictions conformist hells Kingsley Amis Bradburys is a very great and unusual talent Christopher Isherwood Ray Bradbury has a powerful and mysterious imagination which would undoubtedly earn the respect of Edgar Allen Poe Guardian
One of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers of all time, Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois, in 1920. He moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1934. Since his first story appeared in Weird Tales when he was twenty years old, he published some 500 short stories, novels, plays, scripts and poems. Among his many famous works are Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man and The Martian Chronicles. Ray Bradbury died in 2012 at the age of 91.