Aug 22, 1920. Born at Waukegan, IL, Ray Bradbury was one of the preeminent science fiction/ fantasy writers of the 20th century. His body of work, which critiqued social mores and depicted the consequences of unfettered technology, is considered timeless and transcends generations. Notable works include Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Body Electric and Fahrenheit 451, his most famous novel. Awarded a Special Citation by the Pulitzer Board (2007) for his oeuvre, Bradbury died June 5, 2012, at Los Angeles, CA. He once wrote, Recreate the world in your own image and make it better for your having been here.
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