Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) was born in Illinois. He graduated from high school in 1938 and then spent five years selling newspapers on L.A. street corners. He became a full-time writer in 1943 and published more than 500 short stories. He also wrote novels, plays, film scripts, essays and poems. He was one of America’s best known fantasy, horror, science fiction and mystery writers. Some of his best known books are The Martian Chronicles (1950), The Illustrated Man (1951), Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962). His writing has been said to change the way people think. “A Sound of Thunder” is probably one of the most widely-published science fiction stories. The film A Sound of Thunder, which was released in 2005, continues the story. There is also a version of the short story on YouTube.