Ray Bradbury

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury is an American author known for his highly imaginative short stories and novels that blend a poetic style, nostalgia for childhood, social criticism, and an awareness of the hazards of runaway technology.Ray Bradbury is best known for his novels 'Fahrenheit 451,' 'The Illustrated Man' and 'The Martian Chronicles. 'Bradbury, who met and became friends with Walt Disney in the 1960s, shared a lot in common with Disney, including a strong interest in progress and in the future. When The Walt Disney Company pulled together plans to build Epcot, Bradbury was hired to help develop the storyline and script for an attraction that focused on the history of communication. This attraction later became Spaceship Earth.In a 1982 interview with OMNI magazine, Bradbury shared his opinion on the park, which he felt set a model of hope for the future:“Everyone in the world will come to these gates. Why? Because they want to look at the world of the future. They want to see how to make better human beings. That’s what the whole thing is about."Fahrenheit 451 (1953) is regarded as Ray Bradbury's greatest work. The novel is about a future society where books are forbidden, and it has been acclaimed for its anti-censorship themes and its defense of literature against the encroachment of electronic media.\He attended Los Angeles High School, but when it came time to go to college, he opted not to go. He said he could not afford college, but he also believed strongly that people couldn't learn to write in school. He chose instead to educate himself by going to the library and reading everything he could.Bradbury suffered a stroke in 1999 that left him partially dependent on a wheelchair for mobility. Despite this, he continued to write, and had even written an essay for The New Yorker, about his inspiration for writing, published only a week prior to his death.Mind Map By: Tina Gharibi