Saturday, April 2, 2016

B is for BRADBURY as in RAY

A-Z Challenge
   Pulp Fiction - 1890's - 1950’s

Dark Carnival is a short story collection,the debut book of Ray Bradbury, first published October 1947 by Arkhan House. 


The Martian Chronicles is a 1950 science fiction short story collection by Ray Bradbury that chronicles the colonization of Mars by humans fleeing from a troubled and eventually atomically devastated. 
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury published in 1953. It is regarded as one of his best works. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found. Wikipedia 

Fahrenheit 451 was first published in Playboy as a series.  

The Illustrated Man is a 1951 book of eighteen science fiction short stories by Ray Bradbury that explores the nature of mankind. Wikipedia
Dandelion Wine is a 1957 novel by Ray Bradbury, taking place in the summer of 1928 in the fictional town of Green Town, Illinois, based upon Bradbury's childhood home of Waukegan, Illinois. Wikipedia

Raymond Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American fantasyscience fictionhorror and mystery fiction author.
Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th- and 21st-century American genre writers.

Recipient of numerous awards, including a 2007 Pulitzer Citation, Bradbury also wrote and consulted on screenplays and television scripts, including Moby Dick[3] and It Came from Outer Space. Many of his works were adapted to comic book, television and film formats.

On his death in 2012, The New York Times called Bradbury "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream."  
Source: Wikipedia




Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've read all but one of those books. He was a big influence on my writing.

sage said...

I am going to have to check out Dandelion Wine--I've not read it and it sounds like something I'd enjoy. I've read 451 and the Martian Chronicles. Have you read his "Zen and the Art of Writing? I read it a few years ago.

Rosa Temple said...

I'd heard of him but never read any of his books, only one compilation he'd edited. Given me a taste now!
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Cynthia said...

I love Ray Bradbury. In fact, he will be mentioned on my blog later this month. “You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.” That's one of my favorite Ray Bradbury quotes.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Ray Bradbury was one of my favorite authors when I was growing up. I've read nearly all of his books. The only one you mentioned that I haven't read is Dark Carnival. Nice reminder that need to locate a copy and read it.

Donna L Martin said...

Hi there!

I’m stopping by from the #AtoZChallenge. While I've never had a chance to read his books, I've watched some movies based on his tories and loved them.

I have two blogs in this challenge…my author blog at THE STORY CATCHER ( and my KICKS Kids Club blog ( . If you get a chance, check them out and good luck with the challenge!

Donna L Martin

Michelle Wallace said...

Fahrenheit 451 is the first and only Bradbury book I've read.
I need to read more of his work.
Happy A to Z'ing!
Writer In Transit

Liz A. said...

I was introduced to Bradbury by my 8th grade English teacher. He was a big fan.

Liz A. from
Laws of Gravity
Unicorn Bell

Ella said...

Yes, one of the masters~ I need to revisit his work~
Thank you, for all your kindness~