The author :
Author Ray Bradbury dies, aged 91 - ARTICLE + VIDEO
"Bradbury preferred his work to be called "fantasy" rather than "science fiction"."
Ray Bradbury : Official site (raybradbury.com)
Bradbury "died in Los Angeles, California, on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91, after a "lengthy illness".
He died during a rare transit of Venus.
The New York Times' obituary stated that Bradbury was "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream." The Los Angeles Times credited Bradbury with the ability "to write lyrically and evocatively of lands an imagination away, worlds he anchored in the here and now with a sense of visual clarity and small-town familiarity". Bradbury's grandson, Danny Karapetian, stated that Bradbury's works had "influenced so many artists, writers, teachers, scientists, and it's always really touching and comforting to hear their stories". The Washington Post hallmarked several modern day technologies that Bradbury had envisioned much earlier in his writing, such as the idea of banking ATMs and earbuds and Bluetooth headsets from Fahrenheit 451, and the concepts of artificial intelligence within I Sing the Body Electric!...."
- Ray Bradbury
"Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, Bradbury is widely considered one of the greatest and most popular American writers of speculative fiction of the twentieth century."
'Farhenheit 451' :
- Farhenheit 57 - Video + Transcript
Ray Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit 451 "at the height of McCarthyism. Today, with the increasing proliferation of surveillance equipment in American cities, the spread of digital books and the decline of attention spans, Fahrenheit 451 remains a startlingly relevant work of fiction today..."
'The Pedestrian' :
- 'The Pedestrian'
It "is a short story by author Ray Bradbury. This story was originally published in 1951...
In this story we encounter Leonard Mead, a citizen of a television-centered world in A.D. 2053.
In the city, roads have fallen into decay and people only leave their homes during the day, staying home at night to watch TV.
It is revealed that Mead enjoys walking through the city during the night, something which no one else does.
On one of his usual walks he encounters a robotic police car... "
- The Pedestrian - Animated movie based on the novel "The Pedestrian" by Ray Bradbury. (xtranormal.com)
- "The Pedestrian"
"In this activity students are asked to read several definitions of "science fiction" and choose the one that best relates to this story.
They write to defend their choice."