Technology vs humanity in Ray Bradbury’s “The Illustrated Man”

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Ray Bradbury is one of the best writers of our time, our parents’ time, and our grandparents’ time. His works, which included Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, influenced generations of readers who became fans who became epic storytellers themselves. Epic storytellers — like Steven Spielberg, the director of films like Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T.. Bradbury was, and still is, a muse for writers of all ages. He lives on through his legion of fans. In the world of science fiction and fantasy and imagination he is immortal. One of his works that is a personal favourite of mine is his collection of short stories, The Illustrated Man.

The Illustrated Man has remained in print since being published in 1951 and is a fair testimony to the universal appeal of Bradbury’s work. Only his second collection it is a marvellous, if mostly dark, quilt…

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