Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury, a master of science fiction, died earlier this week at the age of 91. Among his many books were Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and Dandelion Wine. Bradbury loved libraries all his life. Unable to afford college, he educated himself at the library, as is explained in the following quote:

. . .he read and wrote voraciously. “When I graduated from high school in 1938, I began going to the library three nights a week,” he said in an interview with The Paris Review. “I did this every week for almost ten years and finally, in 1947, around the time I got married, I figured I was done. So I graduated from the library when I was twenty-seven. I discovered that the library is the real school.”

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