He wrote outlandish stories that taught concrete lessons in critical thinking and morality. How much do you know about Ray Bradbury?
He was drawn to darker themes from an early age.
Fairbanks, of course, was a Hollywood movie star.
He died in 2012 at the age of 91.
Magic was something he greatly enjoyed before he discovered his passion for writing.
He took a grim subject and turned it into an epic work of art.
The 1962 novel combines elements of horror and fantasy to chilling results.
The man touched Bradbury with an electrified sword (making his hair stand up) and Bradbury decided to create stories for the rest of his life.
Citizens are encouraged to accept what they are told and to never question authority.
It was a whirlwind way for an author to find worldwide acclaim.
He said the ideas in the book are so outlandish that they are more fantasy than science fiction.
He decided at a very young age that he wanted to write stories that would outlive him.
It was published in 1947 by Arkham House.
He really disliked computers, an odd stance for a writer who employed many elements of science fiction in his work.
He admitted that his play writing just wasn't very good.
A joke he wrote wound up on the "Burns & Allen Show," featuring George Burns.
In his formative years, he was heavily involved in literature-related activities.
He witnessed a horrible fatal accident that convinced him automobiles were a bad idea.
His family had no money during the Depression, so he spent countless days at the library.
One theme of the book was the idea that TV was killing book reading.
That doesn't include all of the short stories, plays, poems and other works that he churned out during his days.
She was the only person he ever dated.
He wrote most of the content himself and used pseudonyms to make it seem as though there were other people on his staff.
That word count doubled when the book entered its final form.
The story revolves around humans and their interactions with the Red Planet.
The made-up town was very similar to Bradbury's childhood home in Waukegan, Illinois.
Instead, he expended his energy towards becoming a full-time writer.
Originally, he wanted his ashes to be placed on Mars, but he changed his mind.
He was well-known for his disciplined approach to writing.
The university typewriter facility charged him by the half hour, so he wanted to complete the work as fast as possible.
It was called "The Lake," and it sold for less than $15.