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The Study of Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury is one of American literatures foremost authors of science fiction He has been able to attract readers to his works that are avid followers of science fiction as well as the casual reader of science fiction His influence has flowed over to areas outside of the written word such as movies and television programs Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan Illinois 1920 The third son of Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and Esther Marie Moberg Bradbury In the fall of 1926 Ray Bradburys family moved from Waukegan Illinois to Tucson Arizona only to return to Waukegan again in May 1927 By 1931 he began writing his own stories on butcher paper In 1932 after his father was laid off his job as a telephone lineman the Bradbury family again moved to Tucson and later returned to Waukegan the following year In 1934 the Bradbury family moved to Los Angeles California Bradbury graduated from a Los Angeles High School in 1938 His formal education ended there but he furthered it by himself at night in the library and by day at his typewriter He sold newspapers on Los Angeles street corners from 1938 to 1942 Bradburys first story publication was Hollerbochens Dilemma printed in 1938 in Imagination an amateur fan magazine Bradburys first paid publication was Pendulum in 1941 to Super Science Stories In 1942 Bradbury wrote The Lake the story in which he discovered his distinctive writing style In 1947 Bradbury married Marguerite McClure For more than half a century science fiction writers have thrilled and challenged an insight into what they expected man society and the universe to be like at some future time In Ray Bradburys novel Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury utilized this concept in his work a futuristic look at man and his role in society Bradbury show the luxuries of life in America today in addition to various occupations and technological advances to
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