Ray Bradbury, RIP

Author of several books now deemed classics

Ray Bradbury

Popular fantasy and science fiction author Ray Bradbury passed away earlier this week after a long illness. He was 91. A diverse writer, Bradbury penned beloved books such as Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, TV and movie scripts (including some Twilight Zone episodes), and he even had his own television show in the 1980s. Along with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke, he was part of a small group of writers commonly known as “Science fiction authors that average people have actually heard of.”

While none of Bradbury’s works appeared in the Well-Read Man project’s final list of fifty books, Fahrenheit 451 did appear in the full list of book candidates. Also, one of his short stories, I Sing the Body Electric, takes its title from a poem by Walt Whitman, from his Leaves of Grass collection, which is part of this reading project.

For Ray Bradbury’s official web site, click here.

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