Center, Disney World". 45 Cultural contributions edit Bradbury wrote many short essays on the culture and the arts, attracting the attention of critics in this field, but he used his fiction to explore and criticize his culture and society. In Montags world, firemen start fires rather than putting them out. "Tributes paid to sci-fi author Ray Bradbury ". Particularly noted among these were EC Comics ' line of horror and science-fiction comics. Free Cliffnotes and Free Spark Notes are trademarked properties of the John Wiley Publishing Company and Barnes Noble, Inc., respectively. Archived from the original on July 23, 2012. 28 A chance encounter in a Los Angeles bookstore with the British expatriate writer Christopher Isherwood gave Bradbury the opportunity to put The Martian Chronicles into the hands of a respected critic.
44 Perhaps the most definitive usage of the pseudonym for his hometown, in Summer Morning, Summer Night, a collection of short stories and vignettes exclusively about Green Town, Bradbury returns to the signature locale as a look back at the rapidly disappearing small-town world. Young, Monica (August 7, 2012). Retrieved February 14, 2010. He hides these in another firemans house and calls in an alarm from a pay phone. 67 Bradbury was a close friend of Charles Addams, and Addams illustrated the first of Bradbury 's stories about the Elliotts, a family that resembled Addams' own Addams Family placed in rural Illinois. New York: Scribner, 1996. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 10 11 Influences edit Literature edit Throughout his youth, Bradbury was an avid reader and writer 12 and knew at a young age that he was "going into one of the arts." 13 Bradbury began writing his own stories at age 11 (1931 during the.