In a career spanning more than seventy years, Ray Bradbury, who died on June 5, 2011 at the age of 91, inspired generations of readers to dream, think, and create. A prolific author of hundreds of short stories and close to fifty books, as well as numerous poems, essays, operas, plays, teleplays, and screenplays, Bradbury was one of the most celebrated writers of our time. His groundbreaking works include Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. He wrote the screen play for John Huston's classic film adaptation of Moby Dick, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He adapted sixty-five of his stories for television's The Ray Bradbury Theater, and won an Emmy for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree. He was the recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, among many honors.
Throughout his life, Bradbury liked to recount the story of meeting a carnival magician, Mr. Electrico, in 1932. At the end of his performance Electrico reached out to the twelve-year-old Bradbury, touched the boy with his sword, and commanded, "Live forever!" Bradbury later said, "I decided that was the greatest idea I had ever heard. I started writing every day. I never stopped."
I had forgotten how much I loved Mr. Bradbury's writing! It had been many years since I had read his stories and I enjoyed every minute. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Sydney B
I think Ray Bradbury is the most poetic writer in the science fiction genre. I particularly enjoy his Irish stories - they are laugh-out-loud hilarious 0 you can hear the Irish... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Penelope A Wheeler
This is a great collection of stories but seems to not include much of his science fiction. It my fault for not looking at the list of 100 stories before I bought it but there are... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
I own the physical copy, but it is slightly falling apart and I just couldn't pass up owning it digitally. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nick F.M.
Consisting primarily of Bradbury shorts, it's sprinkled with stories that eventually grew into novella's or collections such as the Chronicles. Read morePublished 1 month ago by V. G. Burke
Ray Bradbury never disappoints his readers. These are all wonderful stories and are so entertaining. Read one and you have to read them all. Read morePublished 1 month ago by DHenderson