One of the most celebrated 20th- and 21st-century American genre writers, Bradbury won numerous awards for his science fiction, including a 2007 Pulitizer Citation. He also wrote and consulted on screenplays and television scripts, including Moby Dick and It Came from Outer Space. Many of his works were adapted to comic book, television and film formats.
And, of course, he wrote the dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451
and the series The Martian Chronicles. On his death in 2012,
The New York Times called Bradbury "the writer most responsible
for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream."
One of our country’s strongest advocates for the public library system, he once noted that he spent three days a week for 10 years educating himself in the public library, “And it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories.”
As for his willingness to tackle new writing ideas and projects, he said he enjoyed the risk. “
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